Recently I took advantage of the nice weather (pre-wildfire smoke) and wandered around in my yard to get some leaves to use for gel printing. Leaves are probably my favorite texture to add to paint of ink to create botanical prints. So I used Distress Oxide inks and brayered them onto my hexagon gel plate, then added leaves that I’d collected. Some time later, I added stamped or die-cut sentiments and a few insects and sequins and made some lovely, simple cards.
Here is a closer look at a few of them.
I associate leaves with Fall cards, so I imagine I’ll be doing some more of this! Thanks for visiting today.
September 30th, 2020 at 5:58 am
These are all so neat, I’d like to try this with carrot leaves. Guess I better do that before it freezes.
September 30th, 2020 at 10:20 am
They would work really well! Rose leaves are gorgeous. I used some weeds and gel printing even makes them look good! Just shop your yard! And if you use ink instead of paint it is a lot less messy!
October 3rd, 2020 at 7:42 am
I did try ink one time and was pleased with the results. Not sure why I haven’t tried leaves yet.