Etched Leaves

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Today’s Technique Challenge on Splitcoast (TLC500) is based on Lydia’s tutorial found HERE. And I admit, I’ve been wanting to try it. I love the way the flower looks after Lydia was finished and the hard part was not recreating the exact same thing she did, lol. So I purposely hunted for different images…maybe a bit ambitious to use so many leaves, though. It took me quite a while to “etch” them all. Then I wanted to color them…but I didn’t want to cover up all those etched lines so I masked them, placed a piece of drywall mesh on top to use as a stencil and sponged in some background color. 
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After adding the greeting, I also added a frame by using a ruler and a black pen and a hint of border color with a water brush and the rusty hinge distress ink and some stickles on the oak leaf/acorn for the “sparkle” part of challenge. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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I’m also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Mon Challenge …Stamps & Stencils. 


Stamps: DRS Designs- Med. Silhouette LeafOpen Leaf, Fall Leaf w/ Acorn, Hayrides Greeting
Paper: white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Distress inks in warm honey, scattered straw, rusty hinge, crushed olive, ripe persimmon
Accessories:   stickles, Spellbinders A2 matting basics B dies, drywall mesh, .01 black Micron pen

One Response to Etched Leaves

  1. This is gorgeous! I love the contrast of those leaves! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! – Ashli 🙂