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To create the fall colors on my leaves I used Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick Distress Inks. I blended each color onto the leaves with a mini blending tool.
For the stems, I pounced on Gathered Twigs Distress Ink with a blending tool and also used the same color around the edges of the leaves.
For my background, I blended Broken China, Salty Ocean and Faded Jeans Distress Inks onto a 6" x 12" piece of white chipboard.
I applied Vintage Photo Distress Marker to the Simon Says Stamp Abstract Triangles background stamp and spritzed it lightly with water. I then stamped the image onto my background.
I used the Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer to spray on droplets of water onto my panel. I let that sit for about 30 seconds and rolled a roll of paper towel over my background to lift the ink.
To create multiple colors on my stamp, I used a Misti. For my sentiment, I used the Simon Says Stamp Autumn Greetings stamp set and very gently inked it with Potting Soil Archival Ink.
I cleaned the stamp while it was still on the Misti with a baby wipe and then inked it with Sunflower Archival Ink.
I applied the leaves onto my panel with Ranger Multi Matte Medium and let that completely dry. When the leaves were dry I outlined them with Vintage Photo Distress Crayon and blended the pigment around the leaves to make them stand out. I attached a strip of burlap and added my sentiment with twine.
I hoped you enjoyed seeing the process I used to create my Falling Leaves mixed media panel using two amazing products from the new Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember release. Please join us in all the fun and add your project to Simon Says Stamp's Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 gift voucher to their amazing store.
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