They were in the children's section of a general purpose shop and I honestly didn't know what they were intended for but I bought them thinking they would be fun for working with clay - that's for another day! Then I was out with my sister in law who is a magnificent cake baker and I realized they are intended as icing tools. Who knew?!
So I plastered some Eclectica Chipboard Leaves with Grunge Paste which I mixed with two of the new colours, Banana and Jade, to make a bright emerald green, as the other colours in the new sets are very vivid, and I used a dark Chatsworth background to soften the effect. Here are the leaves, but you can see the whole project on the PaperArtsy blog:-
I used the icing tool to make veins on the leaves.
I'll just add a couple of explanatory photos now that I didn't have room for over at PaperArtsy. Here's a pic of the Secret Garden wording going on, with a mixture of Grunge Paste and the new Bougainvillea Fresco Paint. Amazing how clear this stencil comes out each time!
For the side panels of the shrine I used the smaller Lin Brown flower from the more recent set ELB 20 with the new matching stencil. I used low tack tape to hold the stencil in place, and mixed the Grunge Paste with Zesty Zing and Banana.
I dabbed Tangerine Twist and Prawn onto cut n dry foam and applied to the matching stamp and pressed into the Grunge Paste without a block and peeled off, then cleaned the stamp immediately.