Saturday, 30 April 2011

Mini Tutorial :: Getting Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves to look like they do on the box!


I love how the Tattered Leaves look on the die box so thought i would have a go at re-creating them!


First of all i have torn out a page from an old book and shaded it with a mid - green pro marker - I have used lime green


I then die cut the leaves using the tattered leaves die, from the coloured in book page


I then just tickled the edges with my darkets green pro marker - I used Forest Green


I then went over the dark green dragging it inwards about the width of the chisel pen nib with a green lighter than the one i used to colour the book page in originally - I used Leaf Green


Lastly I coloured the whole leaft in with my lightest green - Meadow Green


I am quite pleased with the outcomes and plan to experiment with some oranges and yellows if i have enough shades!


To give them a little more texture i folded the leaves in half down the center then folded them up to give the look of veins and to give them some shape too!

3 comments:

Emy said...

Thanks for sharing - Colour in the leaves first! I always would have coloured them in after when it was really fiddly!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [01 May 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

JeNjOy said...

Thanks for the tutorial, keep up the great on your blog.
jenjoy x