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Saturday, December 23, 2006

leaves still falling

I'm not sure which side is the front and which is the back. This is a reactive round robin. Daune began with stamped leaves in fall colors, Rachel did a leaf watercolor with stamped bare trees, and Wendy punched a million little leaves and collaged them around a textured tree trunk.
These are leaves from my tiny sweet gum tree - the daughter of one that we took down a couple of years ago. The big one was between the house and the garage and was part of our foundation problems - we took it down because it died finally not a last ditch effort to save the house.
I scanned the leaves and then printed them on a transparency which I glued over a crumpled piece of golden tissue. Then a coat of matte medium to degloss the plastic.

This side is the view of the tree just last week from beneath its small spreading arms. I've been watching it, waiting for red to appear. Sometimes the leaves drop too quickly after turning yellow and we don't get any deep reds. Last weekend, I just happened to look out and there was some red so M and I ran out to take photos. I printed the photo on a iron-on transfer and then ironed it onto watercolor paper. Glued on some printed marbled paper and used postage stamps and some die-cuts. Another coat of matte medium.

Nice to finish a project and have it ready to mail next week.


Very nice.

Posted by: Susan R. Cleveland | Sunday, December 24, 2006