Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Gilding the Lily

HI Everyone,

I've just caught up with the second bonus lesson for week 45 of Life Book 2016, in which the wonderful Faith Evans-Sills inspired us to paint and doodle on fallen autumn leaves. It did occur to me that it could be kind of gilding the lily to decorate these already-beautiful things, but then I thought, "Why not?! They're just lying there on the ground, why not have fun, enjoy them, be inspired by their shapes and colours ... " It was also really interesting to work on a completely different surface and I found that the Posca acrylic paint pens worked really well.

Here's how mine turned out ...


Faith suggested making them into a banner, or hanging them on a wall, and I thought they could make an unusual greetings card too, but in the end I wanted them to be included in my Life Book, so I stuck them to a page with heavy gel. Not something I would ever have thought of doing before, but I love how it turned out :o)

Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon.

Annie Xxxx

3 comments:

Helen Wallace said...

Good heavens! Who would have thought it possible to use Poscas on real live leaves! You are amazing :D

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

It's a great idea to stick them in your LifeBook. They look great all in a bunch. I thought of using mine in collages and perhaps include a picture of them in my LifeBook. Will see - part of the fun is to discover the possibilities!

Valerie Thorpe said...

Well I think that this is a wonderful idea. I agree they just lie there rotting away so why not make them beautiful. This would also make a stunning wreath Annie. I love this idea and they look like a pile of stunning feathers.