25 October 2013

Sponged Poinsettia

Sponged Poinsettia

I've got one more project to share as an Artist-in-Residence this month for IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko, and it's definitely one of my favorite projects of the month!  I absolutely adore how this sponged poinsettia turned out.

Want a look at how I made it?

Sponged Poinsettia - supplies

Step 1: gather supplies as listed above

Sponged Poinsettia - step 1

Step 2: Stamp leaves in graduated sizes (for this project, five large, five medium, five smaller, and on center for the petals; four large for the leaves) using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® VersaFine™ Archival Pigment Ink (Olympia Green, Satin Red). After fussy cutting all the leaves prepare to sponge ink on.

Sponged Poinsettia - step 2

Step 3: Beginning with IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Love Letter, sponge color all over all of the red petals using IMAGINE Crafts® InkBlushers™. Repeat this process twice more, using first Memento™ Dye Ink in Love Letter and then Rhubarb Stalk. Add the darker colors to the middle of each petal,leaving the edges lighter.

Sponged Poinsettia - step 3

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 with the green leaves, this time using IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Memento™ Dye Ink in Dandelion, New Sprout, and Bamboo Leaves. This time, however, darken the edges of the leaves and let the centers remain lighter.

Sponged Poinsettia - step 4

Step 5: Spray the red petals with IMAGINE Crafts® Sheer Shimmer Spritz™ Craft Spray in Frost.

Sponged Poinsettia - step 5

Step 6: Spray the green leaves with IMAGINE Crafts® Sheer Shimmer Spritz™ Craft Spray in Gold.

Sponged Poinsettia

Step 7: Assemble card as desired. (Tip: to build poinsettia, stick a glue dot on a scratch piece of card stock. This gives a bit of flexibility to move petals as you build it. Add dimension by placing a foam adhesive square or doubling up on glue dots toward the top edge of any desired leaves or petals).

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Allie Gower said...

This is gorgeous Taylor. The coloring is fantastic, and your tutorial is so easy to follow. Love your supplies shot, makes it easy to know what to use. GREAT JOB!

Trena inNaperville said...

Beautiful Taylor! I dig the glimmer! Awesome tutorial. Thanks!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Beryl said...

It's gorgeous Taylor. Love those inks.
Beryl xx

Cindy Blancett Designs said...

You've always done amazingly beautiful work but over the past year or so, you've really stepped it up a lot. You need to set some time aside to start getting yourself published on a regular basis. You can do it!

Annette Allen said...

wow this is stunning..