One Layer FoliagePosted: August 10, 2014
Yesterday I took time to play along with the new Less is More challenge to make a one layer card based on the theme of foliage. I pulled out my watercolour block and taped a strip of painters tape down the middle of the 9″x12″ page to mask off a portrait oriented card base.
I used a hand-cut stencil a friend gave me to make this card. The cutting is quite intricate around the edge of the leaf; I’m not sure that I would have the patience or steady hand to replicate this design. I sponged three colours onto the panel taking care not to blend them or overdo it with the colour because I wanted the texture of the sponge to show. Usually I sponge until the coverage is uniform but I was after speckle this time. I splattered with three watercolour pencils and a little gold “Wink of Stella” on each leaf also.
Stamps: Flourish Thank You (PB)
Stencil: Hand cut maple leaf
Inks: Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Love Letter, Peanut Brittle (Tsukineko)
Pencils: Albrecht Durer Burnt Ochre 187, Pompeian Red 191, Pale Geranium Lake 121(Faber Castell)
Paper: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: Gold “Wink of Stella” pen