Sunday, June 9, 2013

DIY Designer cardstock - Mountain Ash Leaves

To do Leaf printing you must first find some leaves.
I chose Mountain Ash Leaves for this one.


 

This can be a bit messy so cover your work surface with paper.
I found brayering the ink (Gumball green)onto leaves worked best.

Carefully pick up leaves turn them and place ink side down 
onto white cardstock. 
Now lay a piece of scratch paper on top of the 
leaves and pat paper as if smoothing it out over top of the leaves. 
Lift paper then leaves and viola 
your leaf print is done.


Repeat print as many times as needed to fill your page.




For finishing my designer cardstock I added some  lighter green (Pear pizzazz )along stems.
Then spritzed some Gold Smootch all over.
Then I scrunched up a scrap of terry towel to randomly daub a variety of colour.
(Early espresso, Chocolate chip, Cajun craze & More mustard)
To complete I edged it with the Gumball green and then again lightly
in Cajun craze.

Experiment with other colours or shapes. Let me know how it works for you.

Thanks for your visit!

2 comments:

  1. Wow, your leaf prints came out really well! Well done!

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