Salvia Sweetness

Salvia Sweetness

Using a piece of Salvia from my garden and a piece of Canson XL watercolor paper 4 1/4 x 6 I began the process.

I ran the Salvia through my Sizzix Die cutting machine. The sandwich was exactly the one use for cutting a die.(plate,Salvia,paper,plate). This can be messy just a warning! The liquid inside the stem is pressed into the paper along with an image of the plant!  Remove any pieces of the plant that is stuck on the paper.  Let dry completely.  I kept heavy weighted books on top of the paper over night to flatten the paper.

Using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink I stamped Eden onto the paper. I used my Misti tool because I needed to stamp a few times to get a good image.

Pipin was added in the same manner.

Using a torn piece of paper, blending tool, and Versafine Clair Pinecone ink, I grounded both Pipin and Eden.  I added a few more hills behind them.

I used a 2" acetate circle as a mask along with Versafine Clair Monarch ink,and a blending tool to blend out the moon.

I blended Versafine Clair Pinecone ink around the edges to create some depth.

Lastly, using the Versafine Clair Monarch ink and the stamp, Those Who Believe in Magic ,I finished the card. I did not add any sparkle to this card.  I really wanted the focus to be on the actual pressed plant. I do hope you enjoyed this process.  It is something that I do every summer with different plants from my garden.  I hope this inspires you to give it a try.  Please watch our Facebook group because I will be posting other cards done in this manner, just different plants!  Thanks so much for looking!
Del Bello's Design Team


Del Bello's Design Team

The pressed flower is awesome! I’ll try this this summer as my flower garden blooms. I am really WOWED by this.

Del Bello's Design Team

What a lovely idea and beautiful outcome!

Del Bello's Design Team

Just brilliant Robin…love it…
I’ve used garden plants pressed in clay but not tried this technique yet xx

Del Bello's Design Team

Beautiful!! I’ve gotta go scope out the garden and see what’s ‘pressable’ out there today!

Del Bello's Design Team

I would have never thought of this process. I just love it. You did an excellent job. Keep creating. I will be watching.

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