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.
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.
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.
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!