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Leafy Backdrop with Rubeena

Leafy Backdrop with Rubeena

Hi Pinkfresh friends and fans! I have three cards to share with you today that highlight the gorgeous and versatile set, Leafy backdrop, using a new medium for a vibrant look! 



I started by stamping several of the images from Leafy backdrop on black cardstock using white pigment ink and then on watercolor paper with a light dye ink for no-line coloring. At first, I thought color pencils would look amazing on black cardstock, but they require a lot of time. Recently, I bought some acryla gouache and decided to test them out. I used a small brush that is recommended for use with gouache or acrylics. Acryla gouache are essentially acrylic paints that have high opacity and dry with a matte finish. The images in leafy backdrop were great for this experiment. I found it quite relaxing coloring over the images with the paints. For this medium, I did not do any extra detail work. I liked how they came out with the gorgeous pastels.

Pinkfresh Studio - Rubeena Ianigro - Leafy Backdrop and Gouache

Pinkfresh Studio - Rubeena Ianigro - Leafy Backdrop and Gouache
Pinkfresh Studio - Rubeena Ianigro - Leafy Backdrop and Gouache

For the watercolor card, I decided I wanted to continue using acryla gouache and regular gouache (in gold, magenta and blue). I glued both panels to white card bases. Then, I used the "thanks" stamp from Word series: Thanks with the coordinating die twice and "colored" them with gouache. I love that they came out slightly imperfect, giving them a rather handmade and artistic feel to it. I used colors that would coordinate with the backgrounds. I mounted them on each with foam tape. 

Pinkfresh Studio - Rubeena Ianigro - Leafy Backdrop and Gouache

Pinkfresh Studio - Rubeena Ianigro - Leafy Backdrop and Gouache

For the last card, I ended up creating freestyle leaf pattern on heavyweight white cardstock in pastels. The cardstock did not warp from the paints and I love how they turned out. I die-cut "love" from Love with botanicals die set from the same piece and mounted it over a sheet of gold glitter cardstock with foam tape. I finished it off with a heat-embossed sentiment from Bird with flowers.

Pinkfresh Studio - Rubeena Ianigro - Leafy Backdrop and Gouache

Pinkfresh Studio - Rubeena Ianigro - Leafy Backdrop and Gouache

There are endless ways to use Leafy backdrop. I hope you'll be inspired to try something new as well. Be sure to tag us on social media when you do! Thanks so much for stopping by!

4 comments

4. Aug 23, 2018

These are gorgeous!

Amy Tsuruta
3. Aug 22, 2018

These are all so pretty!

Shelly
2. Aug 22, 2018

Very pretty cards. It’s always fun to learn a new medium, I definitely want to try the gouache paints now. TFS

Mindy Drummond
1. Aug 21, 2018

Lovely cards !

Pooja

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