Tutorial by Linda Fields
Who am I kidding? Fall may be starting but I’m in Florida where we have one season – with a few Winter interruptions. Like that Florida sunshine, I’m always in the Christmas spirit and today was was no exception!
- Altenew Leaves & Berries Stencil
- Warmest Wishes Sentiment Die
- Altenew Crisp Dye Inks – Evergreen & Heartbeat
- Detail Blending Brushes
- Tim Holtz Tag – Large Manilla
- Tim Holtz Distress Inks – Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, & Black Soot
- Black Ribbon
- Altenew Clear Embossing Powder
- Black Paper
One Color or Two?
Can you tell I used only one green to ink the leaves? I was planning on using more than green but I pushed myself to see what I could do with just one. I used a blending brush to create light to dark, overlapping layers and it worked! Woohoo!
Black is an amazing color to add for that final touch to turn your project from ho-hum to wow. After edging the gift tag with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, I water misted and blotted it dry to create an aged effect. I clear embossed all the leaves, berries and sentiment for a little dimension. Though it’s not pictured here, I plan to add one more level of texture and depth with Fallen Snow paste from Tim Holtz. I can’t wait to add a little frozen love to the leaves as a final touch.