"He has risen!" Matt. 28:6
Today, I will share with you a technique I learned a long time ago. Until last year we lived in our own home, but now we rent. Anyway, we always had flowers to pull at the end of the year, and I would use this technique to make backgrounds for cards. Just recently we purchased some plants, but the wind really blew right after we put them in pots out front. So, I had two red begonia flowers. Instead of just tossing them, I decided to do this technique. I thought I would end up with pretty red paper! See for yourself.
Here is what I began with.
I pulled the petals apart and lay them on cardstock on a paper towel on the Cuttlebug.
And so I wouldn't be wasting anything, since it would be juicy anyway, I put another piece of watercolor paper on top. My panels were about 4 x 5 1/4.
I of course put the last plate on top of everything before running through. This next picture shows what it looked like after rolling it through the machine. You can see how juicy and red it is, right?
I mean there is juice everywhere after I took off the top plate But look the paper; it looks purple!
This photo was taken before I brushed the petals off the paper.
After removing the petals: purple!
See all the juice on the paper towels! Red!
I ran more panels through.
I didn't want to waste all that red juice on the paper towels, so I blotted my panels, hoping to get some of that red on the purple panels! Maybe, if I had left the panels on longer before removing the watercolor paper?
I have the panels weighted down with books right now to flatten them out. I will be making cards with them, and when I do I will show you on another blog post.
But here are some cards that I made years ago with pounded gomphrena. The middle panel was cut from the watercolor paper with the gomphrena which is a purple flower, and it came out purple.
On this card, I used a whole panel of it!
Oh, and for the tea party over at Altered Book Lover TSFT: We stopped in for lunch at Olive Garden recently. I forgot till we were done to take a photo and our food and lemon water are already gone.
Thanks for stopping by. I have to cut this off now as we are having storms! I have this scheduled for later today. So hopefully it will post even though we might not have power!
Happy T Day!