Happy Monday! We survived a big storm this weekend. The storm actually fizzled out tremendously. Now all the leaves are off the trees! I just wanted to share my layout for the Memory Nest. This is the third background I made for this sketch. My first attempt used gesso and glitter and makes for a fabulous winter page, but not so much for fall. My second attempt I used different paper and when I went to water color on it, I got a big streaky mess. So this is try number three! Actually, the page looked really cool when I fist made it. It was kind of like an abstract path going through the fall mountains. I almost wanted to just keep it that way, but I didn't want to make a fourth background.
I did put a real leaf on this layout. I used this super stinky spray stuff that I use for my charcoal drawings to seal the leaf and hopefully preserve it. If it ends up falling apart, then I'll have to find some fake leaf to replace it. I gave this page a lot of dimension to help give the leaf space so it doesn't get crushed. We shall see how it holds up.