Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Falling into Fall

This week's Diva Challenge is to be inspired by the season. Living in Northern California we don't get nearly as much autumn color as other parts of the world. It is still quite warm although we have gotten a touch of rain. But the friendly wind blew a few leaves over to me from my next door neighbor's yard and there was some left over tea in the teapot. So I decided to tea-dye my tile using the gift-leaves as a mask. I used tangles that made me think of the season here, DL-Sunray, Drip-Drop, and Pop Cloud and tangled in the leaves. Then I heated what was left of the tea in the microwave to evaporate some of the water and make the tea darker and used that to paint in a background and some shading.

Tangles Used: DL-Sunray, Drip-Drop, and Pop Cloud

Hmmm...using leaf water to paint leaves...kinda meta!

I've been busy with classes and though I've been drawing a lot, portfolios were due last week and next week, I haven't had a chance to tangle much so this was a nice change of pace.

Hoping the wind blows something nice your way!


  1. I like the leaf on leaf on leaf idea with regard to subject and medium. Very zen. The finished product is pretty cool too.

  2. Very organic technique---literally and figuratively. Nice tile.