First I placed the leaf stencil onto a piece of green (kraft core) cardstock, then I used the green patina perfect pearls mist all over. I did not spray heavily – I wanted a dotted/misted look not a solid look. I then dabbed gold acrylic paint all over, and because it was still wet (and I knew this going in!) it smudged in some places. LOVE the look!
Where the mist is – it’s barely visible and in person SO sparkly. LOVE this green patina mist. Once dry I added my photos, stitched a bit, and used some yellow paint + flower frame (6″) stencil to accent my page…
In addition to the stenciled spot, I turned over the (wet) stencil and “stamped” a few spots on my page. Great use of the extra paint and I love the look!
I also used the leaf frame and (my favorite) punchinella stencils on a strip of patterned paper to add more color and depth to it. FUN.
I misted a leaf onto my journaling tag, and added a few paint, distress stickles, and other accents to finish the page.
I could see the leaves taking on a spring feel, bolder green for summer, perhaps a tropical vacation page… so many things.
As you can see I used the leaf stencil 3 ways on this page in addition to the punchinella and flower frame stencils.
A great selection of Crafter’s Workshop templates can be found at BlueMoonScrapbooking.com, a ton of the 6″ templates are available at simonsaysstamp.com, and scrapbook.com also has a number of their templates.
Be sure to check out the other ladies in today’s hop too:
Amy Tan: http://www.amytangerine.blogspot.com
Karen Ellis: http://www.thearthousestudio.ca
Julie Fei-Fan Balzer: http://balzerdesigns.typepad.com/balzer_designs/2011/11/flower-frame-tcw225.html