Tortoise and Plantain Leaves by Louise Healy

INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Grasshopper cardstock in half to form an A7 card.
  2. Tape the Plantain Leaves stencil to white cardstock with removable tape.
  3. Use the 1/4” stencil brush to apply green inks through the stencil, remove the stencil and let ink dry, clean stencil.
  4. Tape the Tortoise stencil over the inked leaves with removable tape.
  5. Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Matte Black Embossing Paste over the Tortoise, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning, let paste dry.
  6. Tape the clean, dry Plantain Leaves stencil to white cardstock with removable tape.
  7. Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Regular Embossing Paste over the image, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning, let paste dry.
  8. On a 4-1/2” x 6-1/2” piece of white cardstock, stencil the Plantain Leaves several times along the bottom edge and up the left side using the green inks.
  9. Use the Picasso stencil to create “clouds” in the “sky” area using a 1/2” stencil brush and the blue ink.
  10. Adhere to the card front.
  11. Place the clean, dry Plantain Leaves stencil back over the dry paste and use the green ink to stencil with color, cut out leaving a small white edge all the way around.
  12. Cut out the dry Tortoise image.
  13. Stamp the saying on a 1-1/4” x 2” piece of white cardstock, color with markers and mount on a 1-1/2” x 2-1/4” piece of Grasshopper.
  14. Adhere the Tortoise to lower right area of the background.
  15. Use foam tape to add the Plantain Leaves to the lower left corner and the saying to the “sky” area.
  16. Apply the Color Fragments across the bottom area using a Dries Clear Glue​.
Print Project

Also uses these supplies:

  • My Color Cardstock by My Mind's Eye (Grasshopper)
  • Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme, Pearlescent Ivy Ink by Tsukineko®
  • Memento Bahama Blue Ink by Tsukineko®
  • Copic Markers – R08, YG03, B02
  • Dries Clear Glue
  • Foam Tape

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