|Impression over music paper background|
Here's your chance to use some elements from nature to "make a good impression!" We wanted to announce this before the leaves fall off the trees for autumn!
Joanne is hosting this swap. Use a real "fresh-picked" leaf or leaves to make an impression, then design up to four cards to swap. You can use different techniques and media to get the results you want.
Some fun techniques to cosider include:
|Crayon rubbing over muslin fabric|
leaf pounding- place a leaf ridged side up on top of a layer of scrap paper or newspaper on a firm surface. (Not Aunt Grace's antique tea cart please!!!) Position your art paper over the ridged side of the leaf (watercolor paper works really well, also muslin). With a hammer, pound gently all over the shape of the leaf until you think the whole image has transferred. Image will appear on side that touches leaf.
|Pounded impression on watercolor paper|
|Three colors of overlapping inked impressions|
MEDIA: Crayon, Rubber Stamp Ink, etc.
TECHNIQUE: Pounding, Inking, Rubbing plus collage if desired (Any background allowed)
SIZE PARAMETERS: 6" x 4+1/4"