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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