ID: Ecoline - Wax Crayon Resist - Gingko
5"w x 7"h

Created: June 9, 2009
  June 10, 2009

For the background see technique detail below.

I used Quietfire Design quote (Every blade in the field) and Gingko Leaves stamp.

Trimmed the background paper to a little larger than an ATC size. Mounted it to a dark green cardstock. Used a Bazzill Monochrome orangey ochre toned cardstock and rubber stamped the gingko leaves all over it with a pigment ink and Queen's gold embossing powder. Rubber stamped the quote onto a yellow toned vellum using Versafine stamp pad in Vintage Sepia and touching some spots with Onyx Black. Thermal set the ink. Positioned the vellum over the embossed gingko background and trimmed the vellum, using double sided tape in the area where the other background piece would be, then added dark green brads in the corners. Adhered the Ecoline background with double sided tape. Rubber stamped a pair of gingko leaves with the Black Onyx, colored them in with colored pencils, put some double sided tape on the back prior cutting them out, then adhered them to the card.


Background Technique: (Sorry no pic for this one either other than as part of the card. It wasn't much larger than this to begin with anyway)

IPart of the technique didn't work on this one, but I like the way it ended up anyway.

I had run the Saunders Waterford 140# HP watercolor paper through my Cuttlebug using the Lynell Harlow #LL339 Gingko brass template, but the watercolor paper was a bit too thick to get a good impression. So I ran it trough again using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder. Came out real good and while it was still in the embossing folder, I ran a wax resist crayon over the high points. Removed it from the folder, and taped it to a solid surface. Wet the paper with a spray bottle, then brushed on colors (Deep ochre, Burnt Sienna, Forest Green & Saffron Yellow). Let dry.

I liked the colors but still wanted the gingko leaves. So I dry embossed them by hand with a large stylus and used a Ranger sponge tool to add color to the edges so they were more visible against the background.

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