Monday, October 21, 2013
I started out trying to put together a tutorial for pumpkin leaf bags but nothing seemed to work.
(I may try again if any one is interested)
So I thought that I would tell you a bit about how I did them.
I used a couple of leaf punches and a pair of decorative scissors.
Casey's Mini blog has a great posting that shows how to make leaves with decorative scissors.
When I was digging out sale flyers to stuff the pumpkins I noticed that some had large patches of reds and yellows. So I started punching leaves. Then I looked some more and found pictures of fruit that worked well.
I like the one punched from the lettuce leaf the best.
The paper is a good, light weight and it's free.
Next I noticed that some of the leaves were coming out colored on both sides, great - but some were coming out white on the back. I already had markers out, so I colored the white areas. Now all my leaves have 2 good sides.
Otterine has a posting that shows how she makes leaves using water color paint, I may try that next time. I've been looking for the punch that she used for a long time it's always sold out.
I hope that you are enjoying some great fall weather. It's getting cool and crisp here and the leaves are beautiful.
I'm sorry that I have not been a very good blogger lately, time flies by fast when you're busy.
I do some have some very exciting mini news that I will be sharing in the next few days, I hope that you will come back to see.
Thank you for visiting, Mary