Well, I took the plunge and have completed the cover of my journal. I used watercolors for the background, including an iridescent gold that gives it a subtle shimmer in person. Then I dragged out my foam stamps and acrylic paint from my scrapbooking days and stamped the word autumn, roughly outlining it with pitt pen. The leaves were done with walnut ink and a stamp. I just have to find a bit of ribbon to cover that left edge where the paint bled under the tape and it is done.
Below you will find my first assignment from Laure Ferlita’s Imaginary Visit to Autumn class that I am taking. I had to laugh at myself a bit as I was totally disconcerted by the idea of painting a white pumpkin. I had never even seen a white pumpkin before. I got the light areas a little too dark so it reads more as a grayish green pumpkin than white, but here it is.