One of the things I love most about living in upstate New York is fall. Not the kind our economy is taking but the season of the year. I am not sure I could live where there are not four distinct seasons. I have tons of photos of autumn colors. Now I have a small piece of art.
I had this tag sitting around the house. I had been saving it to make it into a small piece of art. I had in mind that I would gesso the tag to get rid of the “Steve & Barry’s” part of it and then I would use a stiff stipple brush to make leaves in all the gorgeous colors on it. Well, the gesso part went well. The stippling, not so much. I started with the lightest color – yellow – and could not get what I was envisioning.
Take two. I decided that I would use the colors I had out – yellow, orange, cranberry, green and espresso – to color the tag. I did direct from ink pad to paper, or tag in this case, and here is the end product. Each side is unique but this is my favorite side.