It's no secret that I struggle with the whole fall thing- you know I've gone on about it here before. This year I'm making an effort to appreciate the colors - not just the gorgeous fall leaves, but the grasses, marshes and berries. I've been taking some pictures as I drive around as part of my fall appreciation program. I pretend I'm a tourist - it helps me see things I usually overlook and appreciate the little details I like to focus on when in real tourist mode.
I made some fall leaves in my journal, based on a technique by Renee Zarate in the April/May/June issue of Stamper's Sampler. She made some gorgeous cards using water soluble crayons as stamping medium.
I started by painting a rough Gesso rectangle on my journal pages. Then I scribbled water - soluble crayons on a craft sheet:
and spritzed the scribbling with water. (Somehow the green looks really blue here).
Stamp into the watery crayon:
I love the water color look from this technique!
I think this technique works best with bold stamp images as any detail quickly gets lost in the watery color mixture. I'm going to try making a wood-cut style stamp and stamp with that next.
Happy fall! Happy coloring!