I am still in full-blown Christmas mode—making cards and decorations. Still need to start the baking!! I love the ethereal look of Arnold Grummer’s skeleton leaves, and wanted to use them in some way as a Christmas decoration.
Some of the leaves I left natural. Some I painted with USArtQuest Perfect Pigment Acrylic paints. I worked on a craft mat to paint the leaves. I used a fairly wet brush, and this thinned the paint just enough for good coverage without clogging the delicate structures of the leaves. I only used two drops of paint for five leaves!!
To form the flower I exposed one side of a Zots Singles 3-D glue dot and arranged the leaves as petals on top and pressed them firmly into the glue dot. Next, I turned the flower over and exposed the second side of the glue dot. Working in a tidy tray, I liberally covered the glue dot with prills from USArtQuest, and pressed them firmly into the glue dot. Any prills that didn’t adhere to the glue dot were returned to the jar to be used another day. (Prills are a natural, small, round, pearl-like accent.)
Easy, peasy!! And a beautiful, handmade decoration. I’m thinking these would make outstanding package toppers or a card embellishment.
I have my favorite. Which one is yours? See more projects using Arnold Grummer’s supplies and papermaking kits on the Arnold Grummer’s blog.