How to Create Leaves for a Fall Inspired Canvas

The colors of Fall inspired my canvas created for Petaloo using Core'dination papers and Xyron adhesive.

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How to Create Leaves for a Fall Inspired Canvas
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I began the process by using various Core'dinations Cardstock, die-cut using the Tattered Leaves Die. I then embossed the leaves and sanded using Core'dinations Sand it Set!

I began the process by using various Core'dinations Cardstock, die-cut using the Tattered Leaves Die. I then embossed the leaves and sanded using Core'dinations Sand it Set!

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I lightly applied Shimmering Matte Artist Acrylic paint to my leaves using a fan brush.

I lightly applied Shimmering Matte Artist Acrylic paint to my leaves using a fan brush.

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Using a Stipple brush, I applied other Shimmering Matte Artist Acrylic paint  randomly to the leave, adding additional color to mirror Fall Leaves.

Using a Stipple brush, I applied other Shimmering Matte Artist Acrylic paint randomly to the leave, adding additional color to mirror Fall Leaves.

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I then outlined my leaves with a Warm Gray Big Brush giving the leaves definition. I then crumpled and stapled the leaves for deeper dimension.

I then outlined my leaves with a Warm Gray Big Brush giving the leaves definition. I then crumpled and stapled the leaves for deeper dimension.

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I created my background by using the left over Core'dination diecut paper as a stencil and applied Shimmering Matte Artist Acrylic  through it. I then used TCW Brick Stencil to create my brick wall.

I created my background by using the left over Core'dination diecut paper as a stencil and applied Shimmering Matte Artist Acrylic through it. I then used TCW Brick Stencil to create my brick wall.

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I then set about creating my flower cluster using various Petaloo flowers.

I then set about creating my flower cluster using various Petaloo flowers.

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The Petaloo Textured Burlap flower was the PERFECT focal point for my canvas.

The Petaloo Textured Burlap flower was the PERFECT focal point for my canvas.

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I painted the Petaloo CMC Fancy Frame Chipboard with more of the Shimmering Matte Artist Acrylic paint  and used it to frame "LOVE"!

I painted the Petaloo CMC Fancy Frame Chipboard with more of the Shimmering Matte Artist Acrylic paint and used it to frame "LOVE"!

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I adhered the leaves and flowers to my canvas using Xyron Double Sided High Tack Tape.  Hope you enjoyed my Fall Inspired Canvas!

I adhered the leaves and flowers to my canvas using Xyron Double Sided High Tack Tape. Hope you enjoyed my Fall Inspired Canvas!

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