Since my initial goal was to blog about scrapbooking, I’d better get to it! ha ha!
Here’s a better pic of my two-page Graphic 45 Springtime layout, “Our Fairytale,” which I taught at my local scrapbook store called Scrap-A-Lot. I LOVE designing for Kim at the store, and she has soooo many wonderful products and paper collections in stock. All the products used in this tutorial are from Scrap-A-Lot.
When I posted it here on my blog about a week ago, I also had a photo tutorial of how to make that canvas tree. And then I promised another tutorial on the leaves. Better late than never, I guess!
I do have a Cricut and am starting to use it more often, but I find myself pulling out my Big Shot and dies a lot. After creating this layout, however, I was kicking myself that I used a Big Shot to cut ALL those tiny leaves!!
Basically there are two types of leaves cut…paper and transparency. Here is the Sizzlet die I used for the paper leaves up in the tree and the transparency leaves in the bushes below….
And here is the Sizzlet die I used for the paper leaves with the canvas flowers in the bottom left page corner….
Now I got some ‘splaining to do!! Sit tight….and here we go!
|Gather your supplies. The Tattered Angels Mist is only for spraying the paper leaves a darker colour, NOT for the transparency leaves.|
|Cut a piece of transparency the size of the Sizzlet die. (Just LOVE that word Sizzlet!)|
|You might have to snip a bit around the die cut if the Sizzlet doesn’t cut through the transparency completely.|
|Pour some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam “Dirty Martini” into its lid and dip in the leaves. (Hmmm…whoever named that product is GENIUS! I’d actually love a job naming colours of sprays and inks and stuff!)|
|After Glam has dried, add touches of gold toned Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze “Saffron”. (Sorry, can’t seem to rotate this photo!! Just tilt your head..hee hee!)|
|Here is the final effect up close. I did turn the leaves OVER so the Glam & Glaze are on the backside of the leaves when I adhered them to the page.|
You might ask, “Why are you colouring transparency instead of just using paper leaves?? Good question. I wanted to play with the effects of light and colour in the trees, maybe even recreate the sunlight dappling through the leaves. 🙂 Wishful thinking, I know. ha ha!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Hope you have fun creating your own transparency leaves!