Thursday, September 16, 2010

Faux Plaid Technique

I am planning for my technique class next week and thought it would be fun to use the faux plaid technique on some leaves.  I tried it first with the Paisley Prints set but did not like the look so I pulled out the Autumn Splendor set and love how they turned out.

I used the color challenge from The Paper Players.  You were to use

                            Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, and Early Espresso

I thought I would use the More Mustard as the base and then add the stripes using Old Olive and Cajun Craze.  When I did this it just did not work.  So I decided to use More Mustard as the base and make the stripes with Cajun Craze and Early Espresso.  In doing this technique, I did realize that if the stripes are closer together it looks better.  I really liked the way it turned out let me know what you think.  Here is my creation.

inside of card


So do you want to come to my class next week?  Just let me know and I will gladly add you to the list.  Hope you enjoyed my creation today.  Thanks for looking and have a great day!



Ann Schach said...

Love the faux plaid technique! It looks fabulous with the Autumn Splendor leaves! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

Liz Goldhawk said...

Very cool effect!!! It looks great with the leaves from that set.

jaydee said...

Robbie, love how you used the Faux Plaid technique. It really does work so well on the Fall Foliage. It's an unexpected touch that makes sure you keep looking at the card.
I bet your class loves it.
Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week