This is for a Tutorial Challenge over at MFP, and the challenge is to press vegetation between two sheets of CS and run it through one's die cutting machine. I used a purple morning glory, some blue plumbagos, a rose petal, and a petunia with some vinca leaves. The veins on the leaves came through fine but there was virtually no pigment, so I had to enhance their color with a slight bit of chalk. Everything else is true to its original color. I colored the two pearl hatpins with a purple Copic. This was a very interesting tutorial and I now have several extra pieces of flowered CS for future projects.
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012 GMT Views: 612
Registered: September 12, 2007 Location: Wake Forest, NC Posts: 61580
Fri, Sep 28, 2012 @ 6:01 PM
Shea, Shea, Shea, is that ever beautiful and interesting. I've seen that technique before but when I tried it, it was definitely classified as junk. Your frame is perfect with your technique and that over the top gorgeous floral.
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Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 60884
Sat, Sep 29, 2012 @ 4:05 AM
Firstly, Shea, it sounds like you have a lovely garden to gather this flora from! Love the DP you created with them...has a lovely watercolored look. The fancy die cut frame, bow and hat pins are all you needed to complete this beautiful card.