2021 Topic 8: Nature's Treasure
I love leaves; they are easy to find and offer endless variations of gorgeous patterns. I wanted to try and capture their beauty. I placed my selection on a damp piece of Heavy Smoothy and ran them through my embossing machine. It gave me a lovely relief.
When I felt somewhat confident in my technique, I added a few extras to make the outside cover of my not-a-book.
I stamped with Fresco Finish Acrylic Paints to create a resist against the Infusions. I often feel the resist created by paint alone is too sharp and harsh so I like mixing my colour of choice (here Snowflake) with a glaze. It creates varying levels of opacity and resistance, adding ever more texture and softening the pattern.
You can really see those variations on the back piece. For further interest, I did additional stamping with one of the horizontal barres of the same set and more Golden Sands Infusion. I love the resulting texture but I feel the leaf pattern sadly get a bit lost (especially on pictures I think).
then needed to deal with the inside of the not-a-book and took the
opportunity to use a material I had wanted to work with for some time: