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Fall Leaf Wreath and Alcohol Ink Tutorial

Good Saturday morning.  I have a fall wreath project to share with you today made with leaves colored with alcohol ink as well as a tutorial showing how I applied the color to the paper.  The Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set are the perfect size leaves to create projects on card fronts.

KC Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set 2 right

I used four different colors of Adirondack alcohol ink-Rust, Butterscotch, Lettuce and Red Pepper and Alcohol Blending Solution. 


I put several spots of the four different colors of ink on my craft sheet, misted heavily with alcohol blending solution (you could use regular alcohol) and laid a piece of glossy cardstock face down and pressed the paper to spread the ink and to cover the sheet. Get out your rubber gloves for this step because you are going to need them.  Ask me how I know!!!  LOL!


Here’s what the full sheet looked like when I was finished.


I cut out several sets of the small leaf set. 4

I formed all the leaves with my stylus and molding to add natural dimension. No real fall leaf is perfectly flat.



I cut a circle for the wreath base using two Spellbinders classic circles. I created a leaf base all the way around the circle using the largest leaves.


I built layers with the leaves until it was totally filled in and looked complete. I attached all the upper layer of leaves in different directions around the wreath to give a natural look.


Here’s the finished wreath.


Here it is on the decorative layer.

KC Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set 2 close

This wreath is so pretty and needed very little embellishment.  I thought it was perfect against the all vanilla layers. I absolutely love the shine of the glossy paper.

KC Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set 2 center

This card would be a lovely gift for a special friend during the Thanksgiving holiday season.


KC Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set 2 left

I hope you are enjoying your weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.

Glossy Cardstock, White, 10 pkTim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink, RustTim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink, ButterscotchTim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink, LettuceTim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink, Red Pepper  Impression Obsession Dies, Sm Leaf SetSizzix Rachael Bright, Thinlits Die Set, Decorative Accent & Label, 2 pkSizzix Accessory, Tool Kit by Susan Tierney-CockburnNon-Stick Craft SheetMini Mister Set  Accents, GlossyHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderSizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12

Paper: Glossy Cardstock, Vanilla     Ink: Adirondack Alcohol Ink- Rust, Butterscotch, Lettuce, Red Pepper      Accessories:  Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set, Sizzix Decorative Accent and Label, Spellbinders Classic Circles, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Non Stick Craft Sheet, Mini Mister, Alcohol Blending Solution, Glossy Accents, Mounting TapeMetal Adapter Plate  , ATG  , Big Shot , Teflon Bone Folder , Guillotine Paper Cutter