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Sunday, 18 September 2011

IAE Challenge - Autumn Splendour

 Last minute and time poor as usual, I wanted to produce a quick submission for the IAE challenge (our theme this week was "Autumn Splendor"). 

I made this leaf print using red ink on gold paper. I've not done leaf printing since I was at school but it's lovely and quick and esy and you can get some really nice results. 

I went with the red as it felt suitably autumnal and I thought it would be dramatic against the gold. I think it looks quite festive too - maybe a consideration for this year's Christmas card??
 I tried a few leaves and colours - I quite like the shapes of these leaves but the print's not great - too much ink (it's a fine line!)

 I also had a go at leaf printing on a little wooden shape and added a bail (is that even the right word? Apologies to jewllers!) and a chain.

You can see all this week's submissions by clicking here

9 comments:

  1. Ange - you've got that pop up coming up on your blog - the one that we had on IA. Sharon knows how to get rid of it. It came up when I clicked on leave a comment!

    I'm off to the gardent to gather some leaves - you've inspired me!!

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  2. Wow..these are all super unique and gorgeous..awesome..and beautiful!!
    Victoria

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  3. I actually considered doing the exact same thing this week using a gelatin plate, but didn't have time to make the gel and allow it to set up. I even gathered some leaves and cut some branches, but I ran out of time as the week wore on. I love these though, and I know what you mean by fine line with the ink or paint you use. My favorite is of course, the red one.

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  4. These are beautiful pieces. Leaves are my favorite and they make we think of autumn. I love that you use them as the focus of your art, so beautiful. I really love that you used them in very different ways with very different effects. So nice.

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  5. What a cool idea! I had forgotten about this technique I last tried in school. They came out really lovely ~ I'm partial to red so I love that one but I also love the white-on-blue!

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  6. I LOVE your prints- I've been doing leaf prints with my young students- SO much fun! My fave is that necklace- beautiful!

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  7. You are so creative Angie! You're right the red one would be a perfect holiday card...or tag. I am impressed by your resolutions...great headway! I think a set of 6 heart ornaments would be a great seller.
    ♥♥♥

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  8. Bail is indeed the right word, and the pendant is lovely!

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