Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Treats on Tuesday with Christine - La gâterie du mardi avec Christine

Hi it's Christine here at Magenta with a plant based background. You're probably wondering what that means. If you look carefully the leaf images are real plants pressed between two sheets of card stock in my die cutting machine.
I use the plates for my thin dies, place the plants between the two pieces of card stock. I use Mixed media but as long as it absorbs water it will work. The water from the plant will squeeze out so you might have to wipe off your machine and the plates after but it's worth it.     
I also blended some distress ink (weathered wood) around the edges to bring the colours together.

Bonjour, c'est Christine ici chez Magenta avec un arrière-plan à base de plantes. Vous vous demandez probablement ce que cela signifie. Si vous regardez bien, les images de feuilles sont de vraies plantes pressées entre deux feuilles de papier cartonné dans ma machine de découpe. J'utilise les plaques pour mes matrices minces, je place les plantes entre les deux morceaux de papier cartonné. J'utilise un papier média mixte, mais tant qu'il absorbe de l'eau, il fonctionnera. L'eau de la plante s'écoulera et vous devrez peut-être essuyer votre machine ainsi que les plaques, mais cela en vaut la peine. J'ai également mélangé de l'encre Distress ("weathered wood") sur les bords pour rapprocher les couleurs.



Look at the beautiful print you can use as your background for your stamps.

Regardez l'impression magnifique que vous pouvez utiliser comme arrière-plan avec les étampes.






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17 comments:

Dianne Johnson said...

Wow Christine, what an amazing technique. Your card is gorgeous!

Mariëtte said...

This is so beautiful. The wild flower stamp is the perfect match for this background

Carole Dion said...

Awesome Christine !!

Jane Jones said...

You are amazing! Love this technique. The card is stunning.

Loll said...

Stunning card Christine. I'll be out in my garden picking some leaves today to try this! Your cards are inspiring!

ednamburgess said...

Beautiful and love the background design too. Would also make a great sympathy card.

Bonnie said...

What an amazing technique and a perfect background for these lovely wildflowers!

Ellie Knol said...

This card really caught my eye straight away! I LOVE the organic feel of it.. a one-of-kind one.. treasure it! :)

Pamela Nelson said...

Your card is stunning Christine. I love the technique and the stamp you paired with the background.

Brenda in IN said...

What a beautiful background and a great way to do it. This made a simply gorgeous card. It is such a back to nature look and I love it.

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous and brilliant! Fabulous technique. Love all the tecpxture and dimension. xx

Wendell said...

WOW �� this is Spectacular Christine , thank you for sharing ��

Susan said...

Great results from pressing the leaves, Christine! It created a perfect background for the wildflower stamp.

Leslie Miller said...

This is amazing! I have to try it! Thank you, Christine!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - I have seen this technique used before but I think this is the prettiest result I have seen. You are so smart, Christine! Hugz

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is amazing, Christine! Your plant based background is simply stunning and perfect for the wildflowers. Love the wonderful colors and the detail from the real leaves. Thanks for sharing the technique!
Hideko xx

Mac Mable said...

Wow...the most stunning effect and what fabulous inspiration, thank you x.