Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sunflowers, Two Ways

Hi Technique Junkie Fans!

Hello Everyone!

The calendar says summer, but the school year says fall.  It is that time of year to head back to school and that means pumpkin spice is right around the corner!  I pulled out my sunflower stamps to make some 'feeling a bit like fall' cards.  If you are planning on shopping, you can get 10% off your order using code TJ10LeeAnn. 
You are probably wondering where the sunflower stamp is on the first card~

If you look closely, you can see the outline of the Single Sunflower stamp.  This is actually a Gel print.  I used various colors or acrylic ink and the Scribble Mask Stencil from A
Colorful Life on my gel plate.  When I was happy with my results, I carefully pressed the Single Sunflower image into the plate and lifted it off, removing the top layer of paint.  I took my print and let it dry.
I really like how this turned out.  I kept it simple and just heat embossed the sentiment from the Sunflower Sentiments set.

The next card is completely different!

I used a technique that Jennifer McGuire has shared, called 'fast watercoloring'.  The flower and leaves were heat embossed in gold on watercolor paper.  Using distress inks, I literally just rubbed the ink to the flower- direct to paper.  Once I had my image covered with ink, I spritzed it with water and set it aside to dry.  Once completely dry, I fussy cut out the flower and leaves.  I assembled them, along with a couple of die cuts onto a die cut hoop wreath.  The sentiment, Always Be There, was stamped with the MISTI for perfect placement. 

That's it for me!  Thanks for stopping by.  Don't forget, you can get 10% off of your entire order (excluding clearance) with code TJ10LeeAnn. 

Happy crafting! 

Lee Ann