With the beautiful palette of autumn all around us, how could we not be inspired to bring these colors into our card making?
Last year, I made my own autumn leaf embellishments for this "Quilted Lovely Leaves" card using re-inkers and vellum. This year, after having been introduced to the wonders of UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel), I changed things up a bit.
Amazing how using watercolor paper, UTEE, and a bit of beading wire completely changed the look of the leaves! I was so happy with the way this one came out that I decided to go with clean & simple in order to avoid detracting from it. Hard to believe it was once a mere piece of paper.
-stamped the leaf
-cut out the leaf
-submerged leaf in water and crinkled into a ball
-un-crinkled leaf & applied re-inkers to super wet backside as I didn't want the stamped border to show
-dried with heat gun and drew faint veins with pencil
-pressed leaf onto Versamark pad
-applied clear UTEE and heated in a coffee filter
-quickly applied second coat of UTEE and reheated
-went around the outside with a goldleaf pen
-wrapped beading wire and formed stem
As always, I'm bemoaning the fact that I'm not a better photographer. I will one day invest in buying or making a photo tent.
My small-but-growing GALLERY where viewer comments are welcomed & always appreciated!
Date: Friday, October 5, 2012 GMT Views: 5769
Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Sun, Oct 07, 2012 @ 9:50 AM
SIMPLY STUNNING! SO glad you were in the fav's so I did not miss it! I will have to research UTEE as I am unfamiliar with it. You have achieved an incredible affect here, A real piece of art. Thank you for sharing. I pinned you on my Pinterest board as well!!!!!