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Nature’s Post…

You just can beat Mother Nature when it comes to beauty.  That’s why I’ve encouraged so many to give this Duoprinting technique a try…

Today’s post is an interesting negative effect I was able to get with this plant in one of my hanging baskets…

How sweet is that little plant?

This close up shows how moisture from the plant effected the water color paper when pressed through the Big Shot.

A side view…

and a peek inside.

So go out and seek interesting plants and give this a try.  Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…

Stuff

  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Fresh Fig Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Fresh Fig…Mother Nature supplies the rest!
  • Stamps:  Beautiful Bouquet (sentiment)
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Linen Thread and a Big Shot

Digits

  • The Thick Whisper White base card is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″
  • The Fresh Fig layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to base card with multipurpose glue
  • The water color layer is 3-3/4″ x 5″ (cut two).  Stamp sentiment in upper right corner with Fresh Fig.  Fold a piece of copy paper in half and sandwich your plant between two pieces of water color paper and place inside the copy paper.  Run through Big Shot.  You will have a positive and negative print for two card fronts.
  • Crisscross Linen Thread at the bottom of this layer and attach with SNAIL.  Make bow and attach with glue dots.  YouTube video on bow here.  Add this layer to card front with multipurpose glue.
  • Inside there is a layer of Fresh Fig 5-1/4″ x 4″ with a layer of Thick Whisper White 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamped with sentiment and attached with SNAIL.

There is a stack of these nature duoprints in my studio that should last me for a while.  Give it a try…you’ll be addicted like me!

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

 

You’ll already be wet…might as well get inky and be HaPpY!

B

Comments

  1. Another beautiful card, Billie. I love this technique. I’m wondering what types of plants work best for it? Would lavender work? I’m guessing probably not because the stems are quite dry. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    As for the “b-ism” today, I hope you don’t have days you just want to go and hide at the bottom of the sea. Take care. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

    • Hey HJ…I’ve found delicate plants work great and morning time seems to be a good time to pick them for this technique. Give Lavender a try…you never know!
      Yes…I do have days I’d love to crawl under a rock and then I’ll hear of someone who has unbelievable trials and feel so blessed. It’s all attitude!…B!

  2. What a neat card! I want to try it this week. It was good to see the negative image. I loved your Japanese Maple leaf and found a similar plant to try from my nursery here . It will be interesting to see how each side looks. Thank you for your great blog!

    • Isn’t this just the best technique? A little water color paper and Mother Nature gives you beautiful card fronts!…B!

  3. Billie, this technique intrigued me, so I rummaged around the craft room and found my water color paper. Then I visited the little Japanese maple in my yard and apologized profusely for what I was about to do. I snipped a few leaves from an inconspicuous spot! Back in the house, I played with this technique and came up with a some beautiful cards, then took them out to the maple to show her what I had done with her leaves. I think she approved! I’ll have to try other plants from my garden to see what else I can do. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • You are too funny Connie…that maple will be dropping all those leaves soon anyway! So glad you gave this a try. Amazing isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by today!…B!