Bougainvillea Barbara Karst – the Leaf


This is a drawing of a Bougainvillea leaf – the shading is done with stippling or tiny dots created with the point of a pencil.

Water birch – the VEINS




My first posting of the water birch leaf included the secondary veins. Continuing work on this line drawing of the leaf by adding the tertiary veins. Such an amazing network!

Water birch tree leaf

betula occidentalis


Note to self – specimens shrink as they dry.

Creative Chemistry 102: Sticky Powder with Leafing

It is hard to believe that it is the end of the month which means we are at the end of Creative Chemistry 102.  Today we stamped with Distress Embossing Ink, added Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder and after the usual heat application, added the metallic leafing.


We finished off the tag with some Distress Ink and spritzes of water.  I can’t believe the 102 class is over but I am really looking to the all new Creative Chemistry 103 starting in August!