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A Season of Thankfulness

by Hero Arts November 09, 2019 10 Comments

November brings one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. I wanted to make a few cards for dear friends, so I decided to do it Japanese style with Etegami.

Etegami is Japanese postcard art that usually shares heartfelt feelings. Instead of the traditional handwritten words, I used one of our messages from the Color Layering Pomegranate set.

Another characteristic of Etegami is painting, so our Reactive Ink pads became paint. I used our Handmade Watercolor Paper and cut it down a bit for standard size postcards. Then I experimented with a few fall colors. I used Lemon Drop, Fruit Punch and Green Apple. Don’t see green in there? That’s because the red and green make brown.



Use a teflon mat or freezer paper to play with your colors. Get a spritz bottle for water, and few brushes and PLAY. I inked up a REAL leaf with black and pressed it into the paper. Cover with a paper towel and brayer over it for pressure.

You could also run the piece through a die cut machine like a printing press. Paint around it freely. Or use the leaf as a mask and paint or spritz around it. Every creation is different. WARNING…this is FUN!



May your November be full of craftful moments and no calories!!





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10 Responses

Karen F.
Karen F.

November 10, 2019

Sally, these are just beautiful and seem like so much fun to create. This is a technique I can’t wait to try, so thanks for sharing!

Judy
Judy

November 10, 2019

What lucky friends to receive these beautiful cards! This technique is lovely—TFS.

Molly Jennings
Molly Jennings

November 10, 2019

Beautiful!!!!!

Lagene
Lagene

November 09, 2019

Awesome creations! I am impressed that you impressed real leaves!

Lindar C
Lindar C

November 09, 2019

These are stunning!! I would love to see a video of the process.

Marty
Marty

November 09, 2019

Cool technique- I will have to try this!

Anne
Anne

November 09, 2019

Sally you are my kinda crafter !
Thanks for the inspiration!
Always like to use natural stamps!

Helen
Helen

November 09, 2019

Like your design and the technique for achieving it, Sally. tfs

Barbara-Jean
Barbara-Jean

November 09, 2019

Beautiful cards, great directions and I love the “fun” warning! Also loved my year in Japan!

Em
Em

November 09, 2019

Gosh that does look like fun. Can’t improve upon Mother Nature as your designer.