Hi it’s Jennifer – Here are the first few pages of wild edibles I’ve done so far. I’m so happy the way these pages came out!
I cut all of the titles at 1” and the “notes” image at ¾” on Real Dial Size (RDS) from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge in Glacier (X5770) and Juniper (X5752). The note cards were from my last post (cut at 4” on RDS) and adhered with Lagoon Hearts washi tape (Z2004). This washi tape is great! It holds great, allows the note cards to swing over, AND is still repositionable. I found that two rows of four note cards can fit on one side of the page; great for more notes to come. I used the self-adhesive Shimmer Trim in Teal (Z1918) for the pictures.
Things were going along great, but I wasn’t quite happy with the titles. There wasn’t quite the contrast that I wanted with the titles. Looking at my Cricut mat, I saw the negative cuts from the titles and thought inking directly onto the pages using the negative cuts might be a good thing to try.
I applied the Flaxen ink pad (Z2504) directly using Lagoon Hearts washi tape to mask the edges. I was able to reuse the washi tape several times for masking. After a few minutes, I removed the mask, and here’s the result!
Still not enough contrast, so I first tried using the inked as a shadow for the cut out, but still not quite there. Then I used the letters and a thin point sharpie to draw a black outline. Now that is what I was looking for! Sometimes, it takes a few tries before I get the right look.
Since this background is in reds and pinks, I decided to use the Smoothie Striped washi tape (Z1923) and the self-adhesive Shimmer Trim in Gold (Z1985) to coordinate with the text in Flaxen (X5771). This is the final result. How do you think it came out?
I like the black outline so much that I went back and outlined a few of the titles. Big improvement.
I used the ink and mask technique for the next page, but thought the contrast was fine, so I didn’t bother drawing a black outline. This gives diversity between pages, I think. I used the Smoothie ink pad (Z2504) to directly apply ink to the page. Look, there is the same washi tape from the previous page that I’ve reused. I love how the washi tape is so repositionable. I used the self-adhesive Shimmer Trim in Pink (Z1986) for the pictures.
Let me take a moment to show you the opportunity that can come from a mistake. Notice the small white rip below the second picture? Well, I had to move pictures since I mislabeled the plant. It was easier to move the pictures than redo the title. But I didn’t get the pictures off cleanly. I plan to cover the spot with an arrow stamp or maybe a chipboard piece to decorate the page later.