A while ago I was browsing in a Laura Ashley Home Store, I have bought quite a few bits and pieces from there over the years:- my bedroom light shade, a leather footstool, mugs, coasters, material, curtains…ok it seems I do really like their products.
Anyway they had a great sale on and I picked up these really nice felt coasters in a leaf shape. Perfect on the coffee table at this time of year, I was looking at them the other day and thought it would be fun to draw around them and have a scattering of leaves over a tablecloth.
So, whilst grocery shopping, I accidentally drifted into the Home section in my local Tesco and picked up a plain white, very reasonable tablecloth.
I recently had a rotten bug and couldn’t really be bothered to be terribly creative even after the bug had passed, but I started to draw around the leaf and realised that it was pretty effective so… I kept going!
I suppose I could have used the coaster as a stencil but I really like them as coasters so wanted to keep it nice.
Here’s what I did…
I did a scatter of leaves in a diagonal line across the cloth and kept to a restricted palette of red, orange, yellow and green.
Once I’d got the outlines in place I used a light brush type line all around the edges and up the veins of the leaves …
Once I’d done that I went over each leave with a yellow, it made the colours look more rich…
I’m very pleased with it, what do you think?