Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Stamping with leaves
Welcome to my new followers! It's great to have you close by! What a talented bunch of people have joined my blog, I'm the luckiest crafter ever!
I hope your week is going well? Mine is not too bad, I just received my lovely prize from Pan Pastel UK, a mask and a lovely Orange Tint pan pastel with a sponge and I can't wait to try them out! But before I do I have something to show you.
You know me, I like to play and experiment. One of my recent ideas was to stamp with real leaves! Crazy, huh?! :) But hang on... just wait till you see the pictures! The results are so lovely. I used acrylic paints applied with my brayer and made a few backgrounds that can now be used for cardmaking or any other fun project.
I didn't want to waste any paint so I cleaned my brayer on an old dictionary pages and used a few stencils along with them, monoprinting directly of my craft sheet where I had spread the paint. These can now be used for any collage, making flowers or so.
I made a CAS card for the Addicted to CAS (current challenge: 'Gold') and will also enter it into the Stamping Sensations (current challenge: 'Anything Goes', they haven't seen this stamping with leaves sensation yet!:)). I roughly spread a tiny bit of a brown & a gold acrylic paints on my sheet with my brayer, brayered over the vain-y part of my leaf with this until it was nicely covered (but not too thick, as I wanted a nice clear print, not blobs of paint...) and simply layed my leaf over my card and pressed over a piece of a clean paper. I matted the focal image, stamped my sentiment on an off-cut using the 'Merci' stamp from the Petals & Stems by Avery Elle and popped it up on some dimensionals after rounding a few corners.
I hope you like this technique and the CAS card! I'm off to play with the backgrounds and to test the Pan Pastel now and will be in touch later on or tomorrow to show you more crafty goodness!
Have a great day! Thank you for stopping by!