Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here with another Fall project. I think Fall is my favorite time of year. Don't you love the crunching leaves, the falling temperatures, the assorted pumpkins and decorations that are everywhere!!?
Today, I created a fun Fall project and all of my elements have been stamped on Makin's Clay®. Stamping on clay is fun and so much easier than you think. Just be sure to use permanent ink.
Beacon Adhesives™ - 3-in-1 Adhesive
Earth Safe Finishes Gesso
Just For Fun Stamps - Pumpkins, Scarecrow, Sign Post, Tree
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Begin by applying gesso to the burlap panel. Since I wanted to use spray inks, the gessoed background would allow my colors to really stand out.
For background dimension, I used several stencils and molding paste.
While waiting for the panel to dry, I mixed several colors of clays from the Earth Tones collection. Since pumpkins are a mix of colors, I thought these clay colors would create fun pumpkins.
Look at the stamped image. It's amazingly clear and perfect. Just be sure to use permanent ink. I also stamped the stem on green clay so I could get a more realistic effect.
I stamped a different pumpkin on this panel. I reworked the clay in the same manner and then stamped a smaller pumpkin.
I created a moon from scraps of clay and used the Roller with a Texture Sheet to create a subtle pattern on the moon. Then I added a little yellow ink across the design.
I wanted some witches so I rolled black clay into a thin sheet. Placing the clay between wax paper, I die cut my witches. The wax paper allowed me to use my thin dies while the clay was fresh without the risk of the clay getting stuck in the die. You can always wait for the clay to dry and then die cut your images, but I'm not one to wait!!!
I painted the bricks red then placed the pumpkins and the witches on the panel. I needed some additional elements so I also stamped a scarecrow, tree trunk and sign post on clay. Again, I fussy cut these images and mounted them to the canvas with Beacon™ 3-in-1 Adhesive. To add a bit more color I used Smooch Accent Inks selectively on the scarecrow and pumpkins.
The smaller witches were perfect and appear to be flying through the sky.
Finally, I added some ribbon so my panel could hang in my studio. What do you think of stamping on clay? I love it.
Thanks for stopping by.