Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Adding Realistic Leaves to Your Layouts with Lou Collins

Design Team member Lou Collins is showing how she turned fussy-cut leaves into dimensional embellishments!

Here's Lou...

To make these realistic leaves on my {M} layout, I cut the small leaves from the edges of some of the Prima Tea Thyme papers using some small scissors.

Next I inked the edges with a brown ink and foam applicator.

To give them depth, I fold each one upwards in half along the centre vein line.

Finally, when I stick them down, I try to cluster a few together peeking out from something, and only glue them down along the center fold so that the leaf can be lifted upwards.


Sandie Edwards said...

Kris, this looks fantastic, thanks for sharing.

Helen Tilbury said...

Such a cool idea Lou! You are so clever!!