Thursday, June 28, 2007

Petal Prints - part 4

Today is all about the leaf image. This is sort of a one-sheet-wonder type idea, with a technique I call monochromatic resist. Start be stamping the image with versamark on glossy cardstock, and let it dry (or zap it with the heat gun if you're as impatient as I am!). Next, go over the images with some colors - I used baby wipes here (with dots of reinker), but sponges or a brayer work really well, too. Finally, go back with the original image and stamp in a dark color. Simple, but quite lovely!
I used a panel layout on the first card, and I made the second card last year, when I was cleaning off my desk and came across a small scrap. Although you can't really tell in the photo, the mat is folded over, and I reall liked the tiny bit of dimension that it provides.

(Please ignore the brownish purple that is showing up in the leaf panels - I promise it's just shades of green IRL. The colors got a bit funky when I reduced file size)


Emilia said...

Wow, this is really beautiful! Is this so easy as you said? I really don't think I could make it! You are good!

Paula said...

very pretty backgrounds. Thanks for explaining the baby wipe technique, I have to try it.