Yesterday, as I played with my grandchildren, I spotted some pretty seed heads outside. Fragile papers pinged into my head and I nipped out with my camera!
They are from my hosta plants.
So, today I decided to create a picture inspired by them.
First, I chose some A4 Kraft card and glued bits of Script Tissue, old book paper and manuscript to the card. idea suggesting a bit of a landscape!
Next, knocked the print back with watery Fresco Snowflake; stamped with a sketchy Ellen Vargo shape in coffee archival; stamped with a Darcy grasses stamp in watering can archival and then used 2 stamps from PA Hotpicks in black archival.
I knocked the background back a bit more and decided to cut the top part off, as the height was wrong.
I die cut some leaves in clusters using PA Crunchy Waxed Kraft paper and folded the leaves. I added a bit of shading using a black and white stabilo pencil. I made stems from the wax paper and assembled them to look like the seed heads.
I completed my piece by stamping an appropriate sentiment from Lin Brown.
Something different with fragile papers....not completely happy but needed to try this out!