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Marbled Fall Leaves Using Distress Stains:: A Scrapbook Tutorial By Kim Watson

Marbled Fall Leaves Using Distress Stains:: A Scrapbook Tutorial by Kim Watson @ shimelle.com

I love discovering new techniques by messing around with different mediums. The one I am going to share today is a blend of x2 of my fave supplies at the moment & once we are done will be perfect for your next fall inspired page.
Let’s get started!

Marbled Fall Leaves Using Distress Stains:: A Scrapbook Tutorial by Kim Watson @ shimelle.com

Select a bunch of stain colors that when blended make pleasing new colors. eg: yellow + red = orange.

Marbled Fall Leaves Using Distress Stains:: A Scrapbook Tutorial by Kim Watson @ shimelle.com

Daube stains colors close together, directly onto your craft sheet.

Marbled Fall Leaves Using Distress Stains:: A Scrapbook Tutorial by Kim Watson @ shimelle.com

Lay a piece of plain vellum on top of the stain puddles & press down rubbing gently to blend.

Marbled Fall Leaves Using Distress Stains:: A Scrapbook Tutorial by Kim Watson @ shimelle.com

Marbled Fall Leaves Using Distress Stains:: A Scrapbook Tutorial by Kim Watson @ shimelle.com

Daube surface of vellum with paper towel to absorb any remaining wet spots. Turn the inked vellum over & dry with a heat gun.

Marbled Fall Leaves Using Distress Stains:: A Scrapbook Tutorial by Kim Watson @ shimelle.com

Marbled Fall Leaves Using Distress Stains:: A Scrapbook Tutorial by Kim Watson @ shimelle.com

Mixing up your leaf shape dies, will create some great interest on your page.

Marbled Fall Leaves Using Distress Stains:: A Scrapbook Tutorial by Kim Watson @ shimelle.com

Position the entire piece of your marbled paper over the die to make the most of every scrap of paper.

Marbled Fall Leaves Using Distress Stains:: A Scrapbook Tutorial by Kim watson @ shimelle.com

Run through the die cutter/ embossing machine.

Marbled Fall Leaves Using Distress Stains:: A Scrapbook Tutorial by Kim Watson @ shimelle.com

Use the back of a paint brush to pop the shape out, remembering not to puncture the vellum.

Marbled Fall Leaves Using Distress Stains:: A Scrapbook Tutorial by Kim Watson @ shimelle.com

Your beautiful fall leaves are ready to grace your next crafty project.

Marbled Fall Leaves Using Distress Stains:: A Scrapbook Tutorial by Kim Watson @ shimelle.com

This is my completed page. I love how the subtle texturing of the leave clusters compliment the beautiful fall inspired patterned papers, craft bag and wooden sentiment.

BONUS IDEA:

Blended Chalk Inks To Create a Quick Ombre Effect

Blended Chalk Inks to Create a Quick Ombre Effect by Kim Watson @ shimelle.com

I had extra leaves left over, so thought a fall themed card might be cool to make

Blended Chalk Inks to Create a Quick Ombre Effect @ shimelle.com

To create my cool ombre background, you’ll need to mask off a section of your stencil using sellotape to fit your base card. Starting with orange ink blend, adding the lighter yellow shades as you work down the stencil.

Blended Chalk Inks to Create a Quick Ombre Effect @ shimelle.com

This is the completed card using my left over marbled leaves, clustered to make a focal point on the card.

Thanks for joining me today! I have enjoyed sharing these techniques with you, I hope you found them helpful. If you try them for yourself, link up a comment in comments section of this post & I’ll be sure to pop on over and leave you some crafty love!

Happy day friends!





Kim Watson is a papercrafter, graphic designer & writer from Cape Town, South Africa. She feels blessed to be able to do her hobby as a job, designing for Creating Keepsakes magazine Dream Team member, as well as designing for Fancy pants Designs for the last 4 years. You can find Kim on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter or her blog and gallery. Check her out!

15 October 2013



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5 Comments for Marbled Fall Leaves Using Distress Stains:: A Scrapbook Tutorial By Kim Watson

  1. Paula Says:

    I was just this week thinking how I could use my distress stains, having bought them, and not much of an idea how to use them. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  2. Yun Kelly Says:

    Thanks for the great idea! I love vellum so I will have to try this.

  3. Amanda Says:

    Great tutorial!

  4. Gab Says:

    Looks great!

  5. Patricia Says:

    These are gorgeous and I LOVE this idea, Kim!

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