This is Golden Leaf.

I am loving this technique, so I decided to do another card, but this time I changed it up a bit. I have done a video that I must edit before uploading later today.

Using my Gelli Press and Mixed Media paper I kept with the basics of the technique, using a dye ink that will react with water as well. My choice to use is Wendy Vecchi’s Make Art line of inks, using Red Geranium for my base.

Although Scrap’n Stamp does not have Wendy Vecchi inks, she does have Gina K. Designs Inks, which would be beautiful with this technique. The ink for the base cannot be a Archival Ink, but a dye ink that can be used with water.

Adding to the Geranium were Ken Oliver’s Color Burst in Lemon Yellow, Orange and bits of Lime Green, being careful with the green that could easily turn to mud.

Once my background was dry I applied Micro Glaze to bring the colours out even more, hence this rich background, buffing once dry.

Using Fantast/x Vegas Gold I added splatters to the card, and to tie in the gold, on vellum paper, I stamped the leaf with VersaMark and heat embossed with Brutus Monroe’s Gilded.

To the back of the leaf I brushed on Distress Oxide inks in Candied Apple, Spiced Marmalade and Mowed Lawn.

Using Gina K. Designs Christmas Pine cardstock I attached the panel using Sookwang tape which is strong enough to hold the piece down given all the water I used. I then attached the leaf using foam squares and added Nuvo Adhesive for extra strength.

To finish I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Woodland Green Gloss.

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