I know too many leaves...but I just can't help myself. I find inspiration in nature at lot for the art I create. On my morning walk Tuesday I found these leaves.
I just had to try and see if I could make some. So here's the supplies I used to make leaves.
- CTMH Inks; Flaxen, Sunkiss Yellow, Honey, Buttercup, Pear, Sweet leaf, New England Ivy and Coco
- Arcylic block, spritzer with water and water color paper
- Outline leaf stamp
I tried many..many...times & ways to get the look of these leaves, I especially liked the veins and how they kinda bled into the leaf. I found that it worked best to ;
- Put your ink onto the block, spritz with water and stamp on water color paper (I also spritzed the paper...caution....just a small amount ) I dried the ink between each addition of color.
- I just played until I got a combination of colors I liked.
- For the veins....the hardest part. I almost gave up on this one. I tried different inks (distress, pigment and our classic inks) I found that ours (CTMH) worked best. I used our small distress ink pad to do part of the stamp, then used New England Ivy on the rest....used ink daubers to apply. To stamp the image, I spritzed the paper (with the color on it.) then I just rubbed the water on the paper to make sure it was coated well ,but not too wet. Then I stamped....held my breath...and watched the magic happen. I used my heat gun to dry it when it had bled enough. Ta..da... My leaves!
Then I decided to make my granddaughter a card. She was so nice to help me make some birthday cards last night. So I made this card. Here are the supplies I used.
- Craft card stock for the base, Skylark (one of my favorite paper packs) and Flaxen (new color)
- Stamp sets; You are my Happy and This is Good
- Flaxen and Coco Inks
- Yellow fibers and bakers twine I had in my stash..also a Wink of Stella pen for some shine. I used a 3"x3" base to attach my fibers and leaves to with a tape runner,
Please leave a comment below if you liked my card or have any questions. Supplies and more inspiration can be found on my website Here
Stay Curious Ladies!