Monday, June 22, 2009

How to make Banana leaves




The Banana leaf featured on the card is very simple to make. Start with green cardstock, a yellow colored pencil and a green colored pencil (lighter green than the cardstock). Color some green onto the cardstock followed by some yellow. Press hard with your pencils so you get lots of the pigment onto the cardstock. Using a tissue, "polish" the colored area until it becomes shiny. Cut out a long leaf shape with points at either end. Curl the leaf between your fingers to bend it and glue the points together. Now you're ready to add this traditional Ikebana element to your floral arrangement card. Enjoy!
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1 comment:

Alicia said...

That's so clever and stunning! I'm going to try this right now. Thanks for sharing.