I love the colour of bracken in the autumn - on our trip to the New Forest last weekend we saw loads of it, and when the sun shone on the Saturday it looked wonderful. This card is inspired by those glowing golden autumn colours.
I used the waste card from a die cut oval to mask off the front of the card, then watercoloured the oval using Marvy Matchables inkpads in three shades, smooshed onto scrap acetate and then picked up and blended with a waterbrush. With the mask still in place, once the paint was dry I used the darkest of the Marvy inks to stamp a large text stamp (it is actually a paragraph about the language of flowers) through the aperture.
After removing the mask, I tidied up the edge where a little of the paint had seeped under the mask with dots of a darker marker. Then I used brown Versacolor ink to stamp the bracken frond, a stamp from an old Graphicus set, and heat embossed it with a slightly variegated powder that goes by the rather puzzling name of Wild Tiger.
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