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Autumnal Layers

by: Jools Robertson
November 14, 2017

Autumnal Layers

I love Autumn, the wonderful leaves and colours are so inspirational and the DecoArt Botanical Stencil set was perfect to create my layers of leaves canvas.

Items needed :

  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Paste - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Modeling Paste - White
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Diarylide Yellow
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Burnt Orange
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Gold
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Dioxazine Purple
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titan Buff
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Metallic Gold
  • Americana Decor Stencils - Botanical
  • Crafters Workshop Sunlit Forest
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Palette Knife
  • Mister Bottle with Water

Instructions :

I applied DecoArt Media Crackle paste through the stencil, placing in a random scattered effect, once dry I repeated with Modelling Paste and allow to dry.

Start to apply colour with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics with Diarylide Yellow.

Followed by Quinacridone Burnt Orange.

Add Quinacridone Gold, applying randomly spritzing with water and blending.

Apply Dioxadine Purple around the edge blending inwards.

Stencil with Quinacridone Gold.

Followed with Dioxadine Purple.

Offset stencil and apply Metallic Gold.

Apply another layer with Titan Buff.

Apply a wash of Quinacridone Gold and blend a wash of Dioxadine Purple around the edge.

Stencil neat Dioxadine Purple for the Final layer.

Lovely layers of leaf textures and metallics.

See the tutorial for a winter version of this piece HERE.

Be sure to visit Creative Journey for more projects and to learn more about Jools Robertson.


My jaw is sitting in my lap from looking at this amazing creation! WOW! So stunning!

Christine Dring

November 14, 2017

Simply amazing!!!

jean marmo

November 15, 2017

Brilliant techniques and final piece Jools - love it xxx

Brenda Brown

November 25, 2017

Oh wow - a winter version too - what a DELIGHT Jools. It's just as lovely BUT... since I adore fall - you gave me total EYE CANDY on your fall EXTRAVAGANZA! You are soooo talented!! Xj.


November 28, 2017

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