Talkin' Technique: "Rock 'n' Roll" and Resist
"Rock 'n' Roll" is when you ink a stamp all over in one color (usually lighter) and then roll just the edges onto another ink. The results look really neat because now you have a multi-colored leaf! Perfect for Fall!
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Then I colored my images with my Inktense pencils and fussy cut them out. This, as well as embossing all of my leaves was super labor intensive, but well worth it!
I knew I wanted something to ground my central image, but wasn't exactly sure how I wanted it to look. I knew I wanted burlap and cheesecloth (TEXTURE!!) and some brads to hold it down. I played around with different colors (painting the burlap green, red, white... tinting the cheesecloth lighter, darker, more yellow, then just washed most of that out, ha!). I decided natural burlap looked best with the light green cheesecloth. I glued this down with some matte Gel Medium (because of the texture). I did use some of the red painted burlap as a sort of stamp around the edges (for more visual texture).
For the sentiment, I die cut two pieces from two paper pads. The text was a little strong, so to soften it, I used some white Distress Paint and spread it with my fingers. Then I inked the edges with some Distress ink and the foam tool. I wrote the script with India ink and a dip pen. Messed up a little, but with the white paint, it was able to wipe away with an alcohol wipe (just don't wipe too much).
For a finishing touch, I put some Glossy Accents on the pumpkins to make them stand out. After I thought I was finished, I added some sparkly Mod Podge over the leaves.