I am exciting to share with you my first technique at Two Scrapbook Friends Friendzy Friday . A few weeks ago, my friend Avril Tanner shared how to make a beautiful canvas flower. This week I am showing you how to turn plain old canvas triangles into gorgeous leaves.
For this project you'll need the following:
- canvas triangles like these Lil' Petals
- ink and a brayer. I chose green (or shades of green). For fall you might chose reds and yellow and orange. You can also use glimmer mist too.
- matching thread and a sharp needle
- stickles or crystal effects for finishing touches
- safe surface for inking or misting
- running water and a paper towel (not shown)
- gloves if you don't like to get messy (not used! I'm a crafty gal!)
1. Rinse the sizing out of the triangles. This allows the ink to settle right into the fabric and frays the edges a bit. Blot the water on a paper towel.
2. On your ink safe surface, brayer the ink on the triangles. I use a few shades of green to obtain the coloration I prefer.
3. Thread your sharp needle and tie off the end. You'll need it ready . Then, the tricky part. Fold the wide end of the triangle into a 'w' or an 'm' shape. It should look something like this when you have it right: