Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Handpainted Fall Wheat Door Hanging

Butter, Caramel and Chocolate.
I know what you're thinking,
but I'm not in the kitchen.
This is my paint palette today.
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Oh, but I am so ready to make
banana bread and pumpkin pie.
filling the house up
with everything warm and wonderful.
People too.
A time to Gather.
So how about this for a warm fall welcome.
Starting with the fence board build.
Then it's all about graduated paint color,
tone on tone.
Starting on the bottom board with
two shades of cream.
Using a piece of cardstock for my paint tool,
I drag the paint on in a layered look.
 Puddles of Paint Goodness
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Add some cream highlights.
Muddy up the wheat stems with some cream paint on cardstock
giving it a "not so perfect" finish.
A little grungy and worn.
Butter, caramel and chocolate
in layered paint style
are a warm backdrop for
stems of fall wheat and
"Brush Script" letters.
An invitation to friends and family.
Words that speak of the season.
Words that welcome people into your home
and around your table.
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What a fun season!
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20 North Ora said...

What a weloming piece to have this time of the year! So Fall and Thanksgiving appropriate!!

Beautiful work.


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

AMAZING! I love your art!
Please share at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS! What a wonderful way to celebrate the season!

Twice Nice said...

I just love your dip and drag method! It just makes it so amazing! Love this one Deb!

Krista Aasen said...

Fabulous Deb - I love the way you add so many layers to the paint and give it such amazing texture!!

Unknown said...

GORGEOUS! Pinning, although I know I could never recreate that myself!

Stopping by from the 36th Ave. Party, Dawn from http://www.ithinkwecouldbefriends.com

Unknown said...

This is one of the prettiest fall things I've seen at the Linky Party). I'm going to try and put on my Pinterest. Going back to look around your blog.

Unknown said...

Your post at the Linky party was one of the best. Thank you for sharing.

Eva @ RiverCliff Cottage

Beth said...

Stunning! I never tire of looking at your work!

Linda @ Mixed Kreations said...

Awesome fall project! I love it! I love the different tw toned fall colors. I have never seen that techinque before. Beutiful work! I will have to try this. Thank you for sharing! Pinning!!!