She says: “As the Rubber Dance stamps contain a Fox and an Owl, I just knew I wanted to make an autumnal and nature themed MDF hanging. It’s also a great excuse to use all those yummy colours we associate with autumn too!”

MATERIALS LIST

Stamps Donna used...

  • Rubber Dance: Carved Fox and Owl

Other materials…

 

  • That’s Crafty Multi Surface paint: Christmas Red; Orange; Chestnut Brown; Green; Lime
  • That’s Crafty! Flat Matte Sprays: Basil; Orange; Tomato
  • That’s Crafty! Black gesso
  • That’s Crafty! 3D gloss medium
  • That’s Crafty! surfaces: MDF Rounds
  • That’s Crafty! stencil: Skeleton Leaves
  • That’s Crafty! surfaces: Bits and Pieces Greyboard sheet: Toadstools; Acorns and Leaves
  • Posca Pens: Black; Red; White; Green; Orange
  • Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black
  • Strathmore mixed media paper pad
  • Twine
  • Speedball Speedy-Carve Stamp Making Kit 

 

 

Step-by-step… Autumnal Hanging

After a coat of black gesso on the MDF hanging, I gathered all the paints together to start on my autumnal background.

2 I applied the colours randomly with a dry brush, sticking to a red, orange, green and a brown palette.

 

Add some texture with a leaf stencil and gloss gel.

Leave the gloss gel to air dry, it will dry totally clear.

Paint the greyboard toadstools.

Carve an acorn, a pumpkin and a leaf, then stamp onto mixed mixed media paper that has been coloured with sprays.

 

Stamp the Fox and Owl, and place them onto orange painted ATC rounds.

8 Doodle with a mixture of Posca pens, using different shapes and colours.

Try out different layouts before you glue everything down, you can see here how much it changed to the final version!

 

To finish the project: After settling on my final layout and gluing everything securely, I stamped out two sentiments from the Fox and Owl stamp set and added them to the background. I added the little carved bird as I thought it was missing a little something, a bird always ties everything together doesn’t it! A rustic piece of twine was added to complete the hanging ready for display.

 

This project first featured in the November 2018 issue of Craft Stamper magazine