Hello, how are you all? I love this time of year with the changing seasons. The first warm days of spring or the first cool ones for those of you in the southern hemisphere. It makes me want to get out in nature and breathe. Take in the moment and all around me; look and wonder.
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how to make free-standing die cuts spring to life with colour and texture
The great thing about free-standing dies like these Mushroom Stems dies is that they have so much detail already built in. The underneath of the cap of the mushroom has radiating lines, and the stems also have detail too.
I used many colours from my stash of paints but included:
- Buff Titanium
- Shadow Violet
- Piemontite Genuine
- Pyrrol Scarlet
- Undersea Green
Here’s a look at the texture I added using Icicle Crackle paste from Tim Holtz. I rubbed it onto the die cuts and left them to crackle. When dry, I shaped the caps of the mushrooms by pushing them into the palm of my hand and gently pressing down with my thumb to round them and give them dimension.
Just look at that crackle! Also, the glaze of the crackle seems to intensify the colours too.
Although it is hard to see, I also rubbed some crackle paste onto the background panel in places.
Well, that’s me for today. I will be back on the weekend, though, with more to share. See you then!
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