Autumn Wonder by Jill

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For this post, I wanted to show how you can layer leftover bits of chipboard, that we all seem to hoard and never throw out (well, I do!)

To start this layout I used the Rustic collage stencil  Rustic collage stencil  with a paste made of paint, plaster and gesso.  I did spray the texture paste with Lindys Moonshadow Tawny Turquoise but does not show up in the photo.  I rubbed a bit of brown paint over the texture to tone down the bright teal colour.

I’ve had this paper sooooo long in my stash (I just love it) but thought it was time to use it, and enjoy it, instead of hiding away in my paper stash.

I started with one large basic piece of chipboard, the floral frameFloral frameand built up all the little bits and pieces, either left over, or broken from storing in my draw:

Laurel Vine  Flourish 19 Wing  Wildflower frame SMALL

Laurel Vine                                               Flourish 19                                Wildflower frame

I layered some papers under the photo and stuck it to the background paper, then swiped white paint over the chipboard pieces, not covering them all over, then glued them on top of my photo layers.

I found the appropriate mini word in my drawer stash:  Square Words MINI - Click Image to Close mini square words, and embossed this in white, which makes it really stand out.

For the bottom corner I used a partial bit of the Art Nouveau flourish  Art Nouveau Flourish  swiped with white paint, some mini leaf buttons Leaf Buttons, miniswiped with white paint or neon orange (to match the background paper).  Added some Leaves covered with book paper, edged with olive green pigment inkLeaves, mixed.  To finish off I found some little cardboard words in my stash and glued them on the bottom chipboard collage.  Done!

How gorgeous is this layered chipboard?  Great way to de-stash, with wonderful results.


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