Last night I finished a piece I was working on for Simply Primitives.
I was using pastel chalks and charcoal sticks and I just couldn't get anything to look right,
or at least it wasn't looking the way I had imagined.
However, I happened to think of a canvas that I had textured and crackled months ago and set aside unfinished. So I applied the artwork to the canvas, added some paper elements (of course!), and then aged everything even further with antiquing stain. The colors remind me of autumn, but with a sepia overlay, if that makes sense.
I am very pleased with the results and will reveal the entire piece on the evening of the 14th when the ladies at Simply Primitives update the online market.