It seems only fitting to share this “Play In The Leaves” autumn craft art during the first week of fall! The technique to make the background leaves is relatively easy with the aid of Spectrum Noir markers and some spritzed alcohol. Plus there’s always the element of surprise every time you pull back the paper to reveal your new creation. Let’s get started!
- Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
- Ultra Fine Mist Spray Bottles
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Alcohol Ink Cardstock
- Acrylic Stamp Pad
- Fall Leaves Die Cut
- Unfinished Wood Painting Panel
- Non-Stick Craft Sheet
- “Play In The Leaves” Free Cutting File
- Distress Ink Pad
- Tape Runner
- Adhesive Foam Dots
- Cutting Machine
Step 1. Before we begin, I wanted to talk about supplies a bit. I used an acrylic stamp pad at the beginning of this tutorial but eventually just applied the ink and alcohol to the non-stick craft sheet. Choose whatever you feel more comfortable with! Also, feel free to change out the high gloss sheets for matte ones if you want a more muted look to your leaves.
It’s interesting that you’re never 100% certain just how the ink will react to the alcohol but that’s part of the fun. I hope you enjoyed this autumn craft tutorial and consider making a “Play In The Leaves” autumn craft project of your own!
Keep the fall fun going by making a batch of this autumn leaf oatmeal spice homemade soap!
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Vanessa is a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy. Join her on her crafty adventure at Tried & True.