Friday, November 13, 2015

5 for 5 Thanksgiving - Day 5 - Texture!

Welcome to Day 5 of our 5 for 5 Thanksgiving Blog Event. Today our theme is 'Texture". We are all sharing a project where we used Texture. Each day our 5 Designers will post a Thanksgiving Inspired Project based on a theme. 

I have an awesome prize for the 5 for 5 challenge!!  Make sure you comment on each of the designers projects for the week and I will put your name into the random drawing on Day 6 for a $10 Michael's Gift Card!! With all the coupons and sales they have going on right now, you could use that money to restock your favorite color paint or medium!! 
Rachel -

And here is my texture project!! I started out with a totally different idea in mind.  I knew I wanted to use the Emily Dickinson poem, but I originally wanted to start with tissue paper leaves.  Well, I did start with orange, yellow and red tissue paper.  But I just made a lumpy mess of fun.  Then I covered the tissue paper with different colors of paint, rolling it on with a brayer.  When the tissue paper was dry and the canvas was so horrible and  on the way into my 'recycle this mess' pile, I realized that I really did like the texture.  So I mixed up some heavy body white with some blue and got out a fun circle stencil and the canvas had a second life!! I managed to get in my orange and yellow Indian Summer colors and finished off this small texture canvas!!  

Surprisingly, in real life the tissue paper doesn't show up as much as it does in pictures!!  

So, enjoy the 5 for 5 canvases today, make sure to visit them and leave some love!!  -Karen


  1. oh I love your texture great work thanks for sharing

  2. What an amazing project,it's so creative and fabulous! I'll have to try the tissue technique,love it!