This week's challenge from Art-it does a body good, was to use blue and copper and chipboard (cereal box) hum what to do?
I started with a gessoed page, I painted on the copper, let it dry coated it with good old white glue then after a couple / few/ minutes added some navy blue (loving this color lately). When the paint dried followed by the glue it made a streaked grain. Not bad, but really I wanted more copper to show...credit card tech to the rescue.
We are actually having an autumn here, 50 degrees F. at night and not over 80 during the day-amazing. I took a turn around the yard looking for inspiration and found it. I keep looking up but then I heard a pop-crunch and laying there at my feet I found it. Our only tree, an oak, sharing its yield of nuts for whom ever chooses to partake. I almost yelled out me, me I want it. I cut out an acorn shape onto a cracker box.
I added some cross hatching for the cap and a brushing of luscious copper. I adhered the acorns with tiny brads, they can be rotated out of the way to reveal stickers with positive affirmations.
I added some white on the opposite side to camouflage / hide some letter beads.
And this is the finished page
Yes, I'll be around soon if not sooner.