Embossed Autumn Leaves

Over at Try it on Tuesday our challenge for the next 2 weeks is Emboss It; this can be wet or dry embossing.

I had fun creating this autumnal page which features both wet and dry embossing techniques.

I started by covering the page with Driftwood DecoArt acrylic paint and when dry, I stamped a woodgrain stamp from BoBunny using some Moonlight White Brilliance Ink over the top. Next I used a Typewriter embossing folder by Tim Holtz and a leaf and swirls embossing folder to emboss some autumnal coloured masterboard that I had left over from a previous project; the masterboard was coloured by smooshing Rusty Hinge, Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks. I then dragged a Ground Espresso Distress Ink pad over the top of the embossed paper to highlight the embossed patterns. Next I fussy cut the letters and some of the leaves and swirls from one of the embossed papers, and I edged the rectangle of embossed paper using some Vintage Ivory embossing enamel by Stampendous. Then I arranged everything onto the page with two chipboard birds which were also covered using the same embossing enamel.

As we’re celebrating autumn and T Stands for Tuesday, here’s my green tea with a piece of homemade pumpkin roll filled with cream cheese frosting – Happy T Day everyone!

Hope that you’re all staying safe and well!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.


As well as Try it on Tuesday, I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

The lovely Neet from Hickydorums is hosting over at Art Journal Journey this month and has chosen Fur and/or Feathers so I’m joining her with the birds on my page.

MIUCB#61 – Anything Goes + Optional Smooshing over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog with the embossing techniques and smooshed masterboard embossed pieces that I used to create this page.

Paperbabe Stamps and their #176 – Anything Goes challenge with my autumnal page.


24 thoughts on “Embossed Autumn Leaves

  1. Hi Jo, your embossed piece is gorgeous, and I so love the autumn colours. our pumpkin roll looks very good, too, enjoy! Happy T Day, although I am not joining in, I was really ill for a few days and need to get back on my feet! Have a great week, hugs, Vaalerie

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  2. That wood background came out beautiful Jo. I want some wood paper for a project and I am going to borrow the idea of using a stamp and white ink. Of course your page is more than the background. That leaf image you embossed is beautiful. And I like the letters too. I have that embossing folder and I must dig it out. Thanks for all the arty inspiration. And your tea and slice of “jelly” roll looks yummy. I hope you have a great T day and week ahead. hugs-Erika

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  3. Autumn leaves bring on autumn love. This is a genuine beauty. I love how you went all out and used both dry and wet embossing. Those little birds immediately caught my eye and I fell in love with them. They are actually also perfect for Neet’s theme at Art Journal Journey, too.

    What irony. I just made one of those pumpkin rolls for a party I will be attending. Yours looks better than mine. Thanks for sharing your incredible art, your pumpkin roll, and your tea with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  4. There are lots of leaves falling already around us, not quite the beautiful autumnal colours here but they are there in your page.
    What a lovely page it is and you have included some really sweet little birds too. A perfect page for the challenge at Art Journal Journey.
    Have a lovely week
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  5. Autumn leaves! Pumpkin roll! It must be later than I think. I’m still buying summer fruit at the local farm market. I think we are about to segue from peaches to apples.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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