It’s Technique Tuesday! Today we are learning about how to get the look of falling leaves using the Beautiful Autumn Bundle.
First you will get a piece of scratch Whisper White Card Stock. Then you will stamp the acorn with Early Espresso Ink and the leaves with Soft Suede or Old Olive. Then grab a Blender Pen and color in the acorn and leaves respectively. The Blender Pen will “smear” the color perfectly.
But, I know you are asking me, wasn’t this supposed to be about placement? Weren’t we supposed to learn about where to position the leaves so they look like they are falling? Yes! We are getting there.
So after you color your accents then you will punch them out. Here is where we position them to look like they are falling.
You could look at a picture of falling leaves and try to place them just so. But, to me, here is the easier way. Drop them! Yes, drop them. Drop those leaves and acorns over your mat or card base. Wherever they land is where you grab a Glue Dot and place them. Now, obviously, if they landed upside down just turn them over. And there you have the easiest way to get a natural look for falling leaves…let them fall.
With inky fingers,