I just returned from a wonderful trip in northern Minnesota. For those of you in the Midwest, I went “up north.”
It was a sister weekend. I think this is the first time I’ve spent four days with my sister since we were children! And we had a blast!
The fall leaves are changing colors all around the state. Imagine the reds, oranges, and bright yellows against a blue sky. It’s breathtaking!
For this artistcellar post, I felt like making a little project. I am decorating a file folder to collect nature photos, ephemera, and/or leaves! I am feeling very inspired by nature’s beauty upon returning home from up north.
Steps 1 & 2:
Apply Inka Gold through the Surf stencil over part of the open file folder. Fill in the rest of the stencil with white acrylic paint, using a cosmetic wedge.
TIP: To continue the water pattern, I flipped the stencil over and kept dabbing white paint through it!
Steps 3 & 4:
Print some nature photos on 8.5 x 11 inch copy paper. Cut out sections that please you. Glue them to the front and back of your file folder.
Hand-cut some letters to glue on your folder.
Place the letters before gluing to see what you think.
Add a layer of Dylusions paint to make your hand-cut letters pop!
TIP: Place and glue the first and last letter of your word. Layout the remaining letters to get the spacing visually pleasing.
TIP: Use an old catalog or junk mail as a place to do your gluing.
Enjoy your hand-decorated folder to collect nature photos, leaves, or related ephemera.
May you find some peace, quite, and solace in nature sometime soon.
Blessings to you,
Briana of OrangeSpiralArts.com
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