Tag Tuesday, gave us the theme of Autumn Leaves and Berries ... in the end I was so chuffed with how the leaves turned out that I just stuck them on a rescued clothing tag and left it there!
Here's what you need too make realistic autumn leaves
- Scrap card or heavyweight paper (patterned scrapbook paper works well)
- Punch or dies to cut the shapes (I have also made some by stamping leaves and cutting them out)
- Distress Inks in autumnal colours (I used Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain)
- Stencil Brushes (I keep three on the go - largest for pale, middle size for medium and small for dark colours - but use whatever type of applicator you are comfortable with)
- Water Spritzer (mine is a Ranger Mini Mister
Here's what you do
Punch out or die cut lots of leaves (see my shadow? My photography is so bad this week - even worse than usual! )
Then spritz with water and gently start to fold, shape and crumple the leaves
Here are some more pictures of tags using these leaves
Of course the same method would work for summery foliage, but with more folding and shaping and less crumpling.
Thanks for looking, hope you find it useful :o)