Items and supplies used: tattered floral die, vagabond, tissue wrap, distress paints, distress ink, ink blending tool,water mister, heat tool, multi-medium, distress stickles, buttons, pipe cleaners, floral tape, scissors.
Flowers are cut from Tim Holtz's Ideology paper wrap. For these beauties I used the terminology paper but any of the line would work perfectly. I love the weight and the way it allows for flowers to look light and airy.
Next, I brought these flowers to life by using the awesome Distress paints. Let your creativity loose here! Playing here is key. I have a few layers to colour and also misted some layers to get the look I wanted. I heated the flowers to set. Once getting the look I wanted I then used the ink blending tool with black soot around the edges and a bit all over to bring it all home. No one is the same!
Assembly is next. The large flowers I created have 4 layers of the same large flower and 1 of the smallest flowers as the centre. After being glued Distress Stickles were rubbed on the petals for a vintage look (used Barn Door and Walnut Stain).
For assembly of the daisy flower, first fold in half then in quarters. Each quartered flower is then glued using Multi Medium on top of one another to obtain the wanted fullness.
No flower is complete without a stem. These are made by twisting 4 pipe cleaners together, cutting them in half and wrapping with floral tape. When I got to the end I wrapped each individual pipe cleaner end with tape and used this as my gluing point (more surface area) for my flower making them look even realistic from the back.
As I was creating this cute little bouquet I was thinking what I would put it in and a great little auction find was a perfect fit.
A few up close pictures to show some of the detail I have fallen in love with...
I hope this project helps get your creativity going and you too join in on Tim's Tattered Floral Challenge. Be sure to link your creation on his post for your chance to win one of the great prize packages he is giving away. I can only imagine all the creative goodness that could be coming your way.
Thank you for stopping by to check out my creation and I hope you had as much fun learning as I did making this. I mentioned a SURPRISE in my last post and I will not disappoint!! For all of you that leaves a comment HERE I will randomly be selecting one lucky person who will take home one of the Tattered Floral Dies that has graciously been provided by Tim himself. I would love to see what you have created so feel free to add your link with your comment so I can check it out. (Remember that you also have to link your project on Tim's blog to get in on his winnings.) My draw will be also done from all the comments posted by midnight
March 22nd so you have time to get inky! Bring on Spring! h
**Edited** I am going to change the draw date for the Tattered Floral die. I will be drawing from all comments left up until this Sunday night March 10 at midnight. This will give time for the lucky winner to get in on even more fun!