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?
Step 1: gather supplies as listed above
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.
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.
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.
Step 5: Spray the red petals with IMAGINE Crafts® Sheer Shimmer Spritz™ Craft Spray in Frost.
Step 6: Spray the green leaves with IMAGINE Crafts® Sheer Shimmer Spritz™ Craft Spray in Gold.
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).