with the Mosaic Moments Leaf Die
Fall is in the air and with it all those memorable moments as you soak in the rustic rainbow of colors that bring the last gasps of warmth before the chill and stark skies of winter.
Tami has been featuring many of our fall photo ideas to get you in the mood and give you new ideas. Today, I’d like to feature the Mosaic Moments Leaf Die. As a popular cornerstone die on snapncrop.com the new leaf die allows you ultimate custom ability. Let’s go beyond just plain cardstock and try a few new techniques that will boost interest on your scrapbook pages.
I’ll present twelve techniques for the Mosaic Moments Leaf Die with step-by-step examples in photos to show off all you can do with a little time to play around! Have fun!! Here are some materials being used:
• Corrugated cardboard
• Copper sheeting
• Chalkstock trading cards
• Watercolor paper
• Balsa wood
• Twinkling H2O’s
• Dry embossing
• Heat embossing
• Tea Stained Leather
Now to our techniques!
Technique One: Cardstock & Patterned Papers
Think about using patterned paper not only as background tiles but the leaf! Textured paper like the Tea Stained Leather paper or corrugated cardstock make interesting choices too.
Technique Two: Dry Embossing & Sanding
Core’dinations cardstock is designed for sanding. There are a variety of types available be sure to try them all. These cornerstones are made with the Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection.
Technique Three: Stamping
Technique Four: Chalkboard
Chalkstock ATC is a product of Canvas Corp. The cards are approximately 2″x 3,” sturdy and the surface has the feel of a chalkboard. Also available in a variety of papers and tags. Black cardstock is easily substituted for this technique.
Technique Five: Color Pencil
I use Prismacolor Color Pencils. They are well worth the price. I’ve used all the school supply types and they are just a poor imitation. After seeing a Gamsol demonstration I was sold on using my pencils even more with my rubber stamping, and now…scrapbooking! Craft stores offer coupons or buy one at a time (that’s what I did!) This is one technique that everyone can try.
Technique Six: Corrugating Texture
Have you checked your scrapbooking supplies lately? Do you have a crimper that you haven’t used in ages? Maybe you’ll find a treasure you can use!
Technique Seven: Wood
Balsa wood is inexpensive to purchase and will give you lots to work with. It is fragile in this application so do be careful. Mounting on another square of balsa gives more stability as does the corrugated cardboard.
Technique Eight: Glitter
Ah, glitter, the gift that keeps on giving. What was I thinking? But the sparkle is great! I will likely go back and use crystal lacquer to seal it off and have it appear glass-like.
Technique Nine: Vellum
When chalking the backside the edges have a bit of a ridge from being cut. This allows you to rub ink along it for a nice edge all around like an outline adding definition.
Technique Ten: Metal x2
This is a thin sheet of copper that cuts easily and gives a nice crisp, smooth surface. If you are adventurous you can also use a stylus to add a pattern or texture to your leaf.
Technique Eleven: Enamel and Heat Embossing
Using an heat embossing tool to heat embossing powder added in layers will give you the look of enameling. Use pigment ink not dye ink. Pigment ink stays wet long enough for the embossing powder to adhere then apply heat.
Technique Twelve: Watercolor
Any watercolors are perfect for this…even the Crayola’s from the kids dept! However, my personal favorites for a glamorous look I recommend Twinkling H2O’s and their shimmery luscious colors.
Here’s a sampling of the techniques we’ve used…hope there is one or two you’ll try and share with us on our Facebook page!