Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Autumn Leaves Altered Canvas - Glimmer, Glaze & Glam

Hello! It's a beautiful Autumn day--the sun is shinning and the air is crisp. Love this weather! Today I have an Autumn Leaves Altered Canvas to share with you.Here is the canvas that I altered. I am so happy with how it turned out. It's been Glimmered, Glazed and Glamed--LOL!I started with a raw white canvas and covered it with White Acrylic Gesso. I pressed the leaves in with a wax paper and a brayer. Then I removed the wax paper and leaves and added the fine details to the leaves.Here is a photo when I started--sorry I don't have more photos of the process to share, my fingers were to messy to try and take photos at the time. I added several colors of Glimmer Mist, Glaze and Glam. (listed below)Once I achieve the look I wanted for the background then I added color to the leaves.After everything was dry then I added a Crystal Clear Glaze to the leaves.In person the leaves almost look like glass.Here is another photo at a different angle.To finish off the canvas I added letters at the bottom to spell Inspire. The letters are from the Regal Alpha Framed Fonts from Tattered Angels. I love how all of the colors blended together so wonderfully!

White Canvas
Daler Rowney: White Acrylic Gesso
Tattered Angels: Crushed Shells, Tiger Lily, Sweet Clover, Suede, Patina, Sunshine Glimmer Mist, Wicked, Indian Summer Glimmer Glaze, Copper Kettle, Espresso Bean, Bordeaux, Dirty Martini Glimmer Glam, Regal Alpha Framed Fonts
Crystal Clear Glaze, Black Acrylic Paint, Paint Brush, Spatula, Brayer, Wax Paper

Thank you so much for stopping by today--I hope it's a Beautiful one!

Hugs & Smiles,


  1. heidi, this painting is just beautiful........why can't the leaves on my lawn look that nice??!! that art work would look lovely in my home, or at work, or just for show and tell, (hint,hint)
    thank you for using and sharing your Gift.


  2. You just blow my mind!! This is very cool Heidi. I really need to get to work. I want to play with Gesso and glimmer stuff now LOL

  3. Beautiful fall leaves, they do inspire me! ~Diane

  4. This is lovely. Just want's needed for the fall.


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