Friday, September 20, 2013

Simply Pressed Leaves

     I wanted to play around with my Simply Pressed Clay to make some leaves. I ended up going a bit too far and wound up with a pretty ugly color, but I'm sharing my process with you anyway :)
      I added drops of reinker to my clay and ended up with a color similar to silly putty (NOT what I was going for) I laid acetate diecut leaves and cut around them with a knife. I then inked the canvas bg stamp and the spatter from French Foliage with Versamark and different color inks to press patterns into the leaves. Then I used a stylus to add the veining.

     Here's the final card-still need to work A LOT more on the techniques! My biggest take home is to be sure to roll onto something you're going to be able to remove the clay from easily.  I ended up having to re-roll and try again due to sticking and that's what ended up muddying my colors so much.

Stamps: French Flair, French Foliage, Canvas, Plane & Simple
Paper: Watercolor Paper, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Paper Size: A2
Ink: Soft Suede, Tempting Turquoise, Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
Accessories: Watercolor Crayons, Paint brush, Foam Brush, Gesso, Simply Pressed Clay, Natural Trim, Twine, Crystal Effects, Distressed Texturz Plate, Autumn Accents dies, Foam Squares, Sponge, Water Spriter, Designer label Punch

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  1. Is this clay really "Paper Clay?" I can't get anyone to answer this question!

  2. I've never used Paper Clay. Birgit, Biggan on splitcoast, uses something called silk clay and I think it is similar to that. Other people use Crayola Model Magic in similar ways. The SU product is really easy to work with. I need to get it out again and play!