Welcome to my 1st Craftwell eBrush DT project for the month of November. The leaves are nearly gone from the trees, but the memories aren't. I hope you'll enjoy this project just as much I did creating it.
This is actually, a BEFORE the finished project shot -- but, If the background looks familiar, it's a leftover portion of the background done for Fluttering Fall Leaves post on October 27th of this year. You can find the details here. The colors seemed little bright for what I envisioned, so I decided to see how adding a layer of vellum and modge-podge might work to mute the colors just a little. I liked the look and it does look a little like some leaves encased in ice.
Spectrum Noir markers
Transparent Stencils - leaves from several kits available at SVGCuts.com
White foam core (about 10 x 12 inches)
Quote cut into stencil form
Electronic Cutting Machine (I use the eclips 2 and eCal Software)
Cardstock for quote stencil
Spray the leaves using a stencil, the eBrush and rich earthy colored markers. If needed, use the leaf cut from your stencil as a mask. This process adds a little more dimension and a few of your leaves will look like they're laying on top of each other in randomness just like they do in real life. You can use the marker to add depth along the edges or just adjust your spraying to be more on the stencil and just a breath of color on the edge of the leaf itself. Fill your piece as desired.
Remove the stencil and if there is any tackiness - let it dry a little longer before mounting in a frame or adding ribbon to hang your project. I'm choosing to just let mine sit unframed on the mantle for the time being. It's certainly caught the eye of many of our household visitors and I love seeing it there.
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I can see this project also being applied to large tags or pennants on canvas or burlap for a Fall decor banner. Hmmm, another project may soon be in the works here.... Enjoy your crafting and we'll see you again soon!