Monday, September 22, 2014

MIM #181 - Paper casting

This weeks Make it Monday challenge at Papertrey Ink is supposedly an old technique, but it's new to me so I was keen to have a go. However, I'm not ready to throw myself into Christmas preparations yet so decided to skip the tags approach and go with a fall theme.
These leaves worked really well. I found that die cutting before wetting made the layers stick together pretty well, and I used a mini mister to get it wet enough to get a good imprint from the stamp.
The leaves were still a bit damp when I added the colours (lack of patience rather than a deliberate plan) but it meant that they blended nicely.
I wasn't sure how well the layers stay together once they're dry so the mini attacher seemed like a good approach as it could serve double duty - attaching the leaves to the card but also holding it all together.

13 comments:

  1. Your leaves turned out beautiful. What a great approach to the paper casting technique!

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  2. Wow, these look so cool! Love the blended colors! They almost look quilted with the veins in the leaves.
    Danielle

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  3. Your leaves turned out beautiful with this technique!

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  4. You rocked this technique. Your leaves look real with the blended colors and veins.

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  5. The leaves look great! I love the way the colors blended. Nice fast work :)

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  6. beautiful autumn card, the leaves turned out great

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  7. Love the leaves. They are simply beautiful.

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  8. LOVE your leaves! They turned out perfect and the colors blending together makes them look so realistic. Well done! :0)

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  9. Beautiful fall leaves! The blend is gorgeous, so is the vein relief.

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  10. Stunning leaves of toilet paper...who would guess!! Great idea to use a mini mister...I managed to get some of mine quite wet!!

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  11. This is gorgeous!! Love it and great idea to use the leaves, then colour them :)

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