Sun’s shining and I’m feeling much better today.
Must have been one of those 48 hour bugs that knocked me
on my derrière.
Many of you had some good ideas yesterday,
with what to do with the fossil leaves.
If you missed yesterday’s blog, let’s have a speedy recap,
and then carry on....
Brayer Fired Brick or another autumnal colour over the fossil leaf.
Lay it face down on A5 Theuva card
Lay a piece of copy paper or another sheet of A5 Theuva card on top, and brayer thoroughly, to transfer ink from leaf to card
Nice leaf print
Pick a tree. I picked the tall one from this set of 3,
which all come on one mount, but which can be peeled off. :
I then picked a colour. Coffee Archival.
The next part is easy.
I removed the other two trees from the mount,
bent the tall tree to the same angle as the spine of the fossil leaf print, and stamped it straight down the centre.
Using a piece of copy paper for a mask, I laid the paper along veins of the leaf, as though they were hills,
and added varying portions of the tree, either blotting or not blotting, to get lighter trees. Or not!
Then I went round the fossil leaf print with a Beige, light Promarker, with a fine nib (pack of 3) attached.
The Skintone set is great.
My word! Am I describing a set of colouring pens? Pack of 3??? Skintone??? Now I am laughing my head off!!!
Ahh those were the days....
Cut back and dust round the edge with a Clarity Stencil brush and Butterscotch Adirondack. Can’t beat Butterscotch for this job.
We need a little something...
There’s a beautiful woodland silhouette set of animal stamps:
Oh boy! I spend ages deciding which animal to use!
The owl looked great perched on the top of the leaf.
The rabbit was great in the bottom corner.
The squirrel was wonderful tripping along one of the leaf veins.
But I went with the fawn.
He sat perfectly in the opening.
Frame the piece with the chisel end of another Promarker.
A brown one!
Now for the background.
I had stained several leaves, and decided they could be used.
Spray-mounted them to another piece of Theuvacard, like so:
This is the Spraymount I have started using. Very good.
We sell it now, too.
Then I trimmed the card back and mounted the leafy scene.
A craft card was the final solution.
Waste not, want not. Spray mounted an offcut inside, too.
So who shall I send this card to?
The winner of Yesterday’s blog candy is
So Rolf, send me your mailing address, and your wishlist for 3 inkpads, and I will send you the card, some leaves and the ink pads of your choice!
So today is the last day of the Blogsale.
If you look back at the last two weeks of blogs, or go to the website and look under offers, today’s the last day.
In fact, let’s add the woodland set.
Buy the Woodland set,
and we will send you the trees as a gift.
Have a great Sunday!
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