A BODY FOUND IN LEAVES IN JOY CLAIR
I’m able to complete these beautiful leaves with a stamp set from Joy Clair. The leaves included are very detailed and they are made in the United States.
pretty excited to try out the new Joy Clair “Hello Autumn”stamp set. I had this immediate vision of making a body found in leaves, aka a tutu. I decided for the body to use a paper mache body form.
a body found in leaves finds Joy Clair
Are you familiar with the baby wipe technique? I was anxious to try it on the body form. This technique is not for those who don’t like to dirty their hands, nails,fingers. (Unless you have a good pair of gloves) ink gets all over.
Choosing the colors for the leaves was pretty easy for fall colors (a california who never sees seasons change) I choose five (5) ink pads= Gold,2 Greens(1 Dark and 1 bright but not neon) a Cherry and Rust. Start with a fresh baby wipe. I always buy my baby wipes from the Dollar Tree, no special brand (see photo). I think the people at the Dollar Tree, must think I must have a messy messy kid, I buy a large quantity at a time (smile).
You will need to take the wet baby wipe (the more wetter the better), Lay the baby wipe in the ink pad and soak up the ink. Once the baby wipe has collected the ink, you can start dabbing away. Don’t be afraid just keep dabbing until your happy! **You know how someone tells you don’t look down and your first response is to look down- Well! Don’t look at your hands and fingers until your project is done.
It’s important to watch while your dabbing, that you blend the colors together,over each other make sure not to leave a line just keep mixing. **I noticed one of the prettiest things is the Baby Wipe when the process is all over. (you might want to frame it (smile)).
The body in leaves find Joy Clair is a stamp company they’re a company who’s product is made in the United States. The Hello Autumn set features 21 Photopolymer stamps. Different type and size leaves very detailed and the sentiments included are beautiful.
I used the sentiment “Every leaf speaks BLISS to me, fluttering from the AUTUMN TREE-Emily Bronte.
What do you think of the result?
making a tag and using the sentiment,I was able to attached it to the bottom of the body. I took the largest leaf in the set- It’s a maple leaf,for all my Toronto friends. I took the stamp and put it into each ink pad and stamped the image onto white cardstock, I used ink pads and stamp the leaf into all of the pads. I used the same stamp pads as the ones used on the body. After the leaves were completed I cut out the leaves.
I made a total of 26 leaves to for my leaf tutu. I wrapped some brown tulle (purchase from Hobby Lobby) around the base and it was complete.
I think I might have added some gold leafing or even some gold embossing would be nice, but, currently, I’m happy with the result .
This product and more can be purchased at https://www.joyclair.com/collections,they have some great sales.