I surrounded it with rectangles of autumn colours, adding stitches and paint to the photo transfer. Then I appliqued trees in the foreground and hand cut many tiny maple leaves and fused them in the foreground as well, stitching their veins with some lovely variegated threads I purchased from Laura Wasilowski at Artfabrik.
I covered it all with a fine yellowy netting and prepared a stretched canvas by turning it over and covering the frame with fabric.
I mounted the artwork inside the stretched canvas and, as a final touch I fused and stitched a few leaves drifting over the frame.
|closeup of stitched leaves|
|spilling over onto the frame|
|An Autumn Walk in the Greenbelt|