Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Embellishments from Nature

Last week I was reading the Up2Scrap blog and Vicki had written an article about being inspired by nature and about using nature to create your own embellishments. Later in the day I was outside and thought about Vicki's words as I glanced at the great pile of leaves on our lawn. I knew then that I just had to give this a go!

Here I have used leaves to make a great pile of 'paper leaves' for my Scrapbook pages.
here's what I did.....Warning.. this is messy!!


1- Using your finger, or a brush smear two or three different coloured paints over the back of your leaf.


2- Take some paper ( I have used my home made rusty paper for this job, Kristi's rusty paper recipe can be found HERE ). Place your paper on top of your leaf and press , or roll from the top.
3- Carefully peel away your paper.
Here's my oak leaf...
4- Once the paint has dried cut out your leaf imprint. (I used zig-zag scissors for this one)
then use a blunt edge to 'dry emboss' some of the main leaf veins.
4- To add shine I sprayed my leaves with 'Wheatfields' Glimmer Mist

They almost look real don't they!


5 comments:

Lyn S said...

Wow, these look fabulous Sonya.....and yes, they do look almost real!

Marie said...

What a great and gorgeous idea, Sonya!!!! Thaks for sharing!

Wilma said...

What a great idea! You're so creative! And you make me very curious about the special gift that's on its way!

Raewyn aka whinney said...

WOW you are a creative genius! Thank you for sharing yet another gorgeous embellishment Sonya.

I hope to make a start on some of your granmar's flowers today to make a change from the wee ones I have been crocheting from this pattern...

http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2009/05/embellish-it-senior-challenge.html

Annasmama said...

These leaves actaully DO look real, how fascinating! You made gorgeous embelishments and I am looking forward to seeing your layouts with these beautiful leaves! :-))))
Love,Renate

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