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September 21, 2012

Burned Paper Bag Leaves - Joy's Life

Happy Friday!

Tomorrow Autumn begins!  It will soon be time for all the lovely colors of the season to make an appearance on the surrounding trees!

Until then...I decided to make my own colorful leaves! 
Joy's Life clear sentiment stamps




Burned paper bag leaves technique...


Simply spread a generous amount of Aleene's Tacky Glue over a paper bag.  Using your heat gun, dry the glue. (It will bubble, burn & smoke a bit)

You can RECYCLE your lunch bags too for this technique!


When the glue is dry, it will be shiny & have a fun texture.  Using an archival ink, stamp your leaves.


I rubbed some alcohol ink over the leaf images before cutting them out!  easy peasy!!

In fact, it was so easy, I created a few cards to share with friends!

I hope you enjoyed my project today!  If you try this technique, be sure to show it off at my weekly linky party, Inspire Me Fridays!
All Crafts Welcome!
Have a beautiful day!
Blessings!




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Blessed to design for Joy's Life!
I'm sharing today's creation with -
CAS-ual Fridays,
Dixie n Dottie
Fall into Fall party!
This card was chosen as a CAS-ual Fridays winner!

32 comments:

Catherine said...

WOW Maria this is gorgeous ! I first thought the leaf was real ! Fantastic creation as always ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Karon said...

This is fabulous Maria - what a fantastic technique. TFS

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My Crafting Channel said...

What a fun technique. Beautiful.

Nana
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Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh, what a fabulous technique! Those leaves are gorgeous, Maria! And I adore your cards. Thanks so much for sharing the process!

Allisa said...

Your leaves are fabulous!

Dixie n Dottie said...

How creative! Thanks so much for joining our Countdown to Fall link party! Happy weekend! :)
http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

Sue McRae said...

Love your leaves...I haven't seen that technique used in such a long time!

Creative M said...

Hi Maria,Very Beautiful!Very Creative!!!!TFS
Have a wonderful weekend,
Migdalia

Jane France said...

WOW!!! I thought the leaf was a real one, how fantasticly real it is, so gorgeous.

lorby said...

My comment is pretty much the same as everyone else - I thought the leaf was real and I was wondering how you were going to keep it from crumbling but now I know. I really like it. Great job.

artclubblog.com said...

Your cards look lovely! What an interesting technique.

Michele Gross said...

Wow! Really cool technique and such a gorgeous result! Thanks for having a little fun with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Deb said...

What a fun technique!! That leaf is really a show stopper! Thanks for playing along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

DIANA L. said...

This is awesome I may have to give this a try
Diana L.

Miriam said...

So realistic looking, I will definitely have to try this technique. TFS.

Monica said...

I thought this was a real leaf so came to check it out. Sounds like a cool technique - thanks for sharing. Love your CAS card. Nothing like CAS.

Monica xxx

Diane said...

These are gorgeous...will have to try this...thanks for sharing!!

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! What a cool technique for that leaf! Your card turned out absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Beth said...

GF I love that leaf it looks so real great card.
Hugs
Beth

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness...that technique is so so cool! I love it! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

This is so cool! I love these! You're amazingly creative.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wowzers! Thanks for sharing this technique! The leaf is gorgeous. Great CAS card.

Bethany S. said...

this is gorgeous and that leaf looks SO real!

Suzanne Russell said...

Thanks SO much for the tutorial for this gorgeous leaf! Who knew burned glue could look like that? HA! This is a perfect take on the challenge. Well done. : )

Julia Aston said...

What real looking leaves! love your beautiful cas cards - thanks for sharing your technique!

Jenny said...

Wow that leaf is so incredibly realistic....such a great technique and a fab CAS card :0)
Thanks for joining in the fun at CASual Fridays this week :0)
Jenny x

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Congrats for the CAS-ual Fridays win! I see why! I love your card! What a cool leaf! Thanks for sharing the tutorial! I can't wait to try it!

Karen said...

just fantastic!! I wanna try it for sure.

donna mikasa said...

Such lovely leaves, Maria! And I love the sentiment, too! Congrats on your win at CASual Fridays!

Marlena M. said...

Congratulations Maria~this is awesome! ;)

Sylvia said...

oh em gee, this is AMAZING, Maria! LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Thanks for the how-to's, also :) :) :)

Congrats on winning last weeks CAS-ual Fridays challenge.. so very well deserved!

Sylvia xx

Ellen said...

OMG those leaves are an inspiration! Congratulations on winning CAS-ual Fridays! Your card is gorgeous!