Several techniques are shared for this seasonal Thanksgiving greeting card. Mono printing with fabric, dry brushing the plate, and ghosting and stamping from the plate. This could also be easily changed to an autumn themed birthday card, get well card, etc.
Gel Press® 6” x 6” plate
DecoArt® Americana Decor™ Chalky Finish Paints – Restore, Cameo, Inheritence, Rustic, Timeless
Large unleafed tree rubber stamp
Happy Thanksgiving rubber stamp
Brown ink pad
White, dark brown, light brown, rust card stock
Clear drying adhesive
Use brayer to apply Restore (burlap toned) chalk paint to Gel Press® plate.
Place burlap fabric over the plate and press to transfer texture.
Pull print on white card stock. I had not thoroughly cleaned my plate before creating this print, and I liked the finished effect of a touch of the color showing through the fabric print.
Dry brush plate with random strokes of each of the remaining paint colors.
Place uninked tree stamp onto dry brushed plate, lift and stamp onto light brown card stock.
Repeat several times, lifting image from plate, and creating second piece of print paper by stamping with the lifted paint.
Place light brown card stock onto plate and pull print. The result will be a subtle pattern “ghosted” into the background.
Ink text stamp with brown ink and stamp over stamped tree images. Tear around text and ink edges.
Create card and cut layers of card stocks as desired. Layer text onto rust and then dark brown card stock mats. Tear around edges of burlap printed paper. Ink edges. Mount all layers with clear drying adhesive.
Until next time…. remember to “Dare to be Different!”