Happy Tuesday! It's a sketch challenge this week at CAS Colours & Sketches so I could use any colors I wanted! Well, I really wanted to use some new leaf dies that I have and I knew how I wanted to approach it from a technique perspective. Using the card sketch allowed me to concentrate on the technique instead of the layout.
Here is the challenge:
I used my Distress Oxide inks and what I call a "splat" technique. I swipe the ink pad on a plastic mat and spray with water, then I dip my paper into the mess. I do this with several colors, most of the time using my heat gun to dry between layers.
For these leaves I used mostly autumn colors and some green. When the paper was nice and dry, I die cut the leaves. This technique gives a nice randomness to the leaf colors - just like in nature!
After cutting I sponged the leaf edges with both brown and brick to make them more "autumn." And I added a few dew drops.
My one struggle with this card was the antiquing around the edge of the card itself. This is a CAS challenge and I did not want to get it too distressed, but a stark white card just didn't fit. So I VERY lightly and narrowly tipped the edges with the same brown and brick.
Dies used: Cottage Cutz Fall Leaves
Inks: Distress Oxides Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Fossilized Amber, Peeled paint, Gathered Twigs
Paper: Strathmore Mixed Media, Early Espresso, Copper foil
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