Friday 26 November 2010

Flower Power......Day 2......Paperartsy dies

Day two of the Flower Power week sees the first of three variations of a flower using the wonderful Paperartsy dies. I have used the largest Grunge Flower, the Scallop Flower and the smallest Grunge Flower dies to make this very pretty and extremely dimensional flower

To start making your flower, you will need to cut one of each flower from a piece of aluminium.
Next step....make the centres of the flowers. Leaning on a foam mat, use a ball & cup tool to emboss a crater in the centre of each flower.

Now leaning on an acrylic mat, flip all the flowers over and use the cup end of the tool to refine the bumps.

Back to leaning on the foam mat and working on the back of the flowers, use the the very skinny embossing wheel from the basic set of tools to emboss lots of lines, starting in the centre and working out towards the edges.

This is how they look from the front when you have finished the embossing..........pretty cool...huh?

Now slather them with a black Paint Dabber.

Leave to sit for about 30 seconds and wipe off the excess paint......this is how it will look.......all grungy and vintagy.

Thoroughly dry the black paint and apply some of Tim Holtz Adirondack alcohol ink. I used stream for these flowers but edged them afterwards with a little bit of Purple Twilight.

On the Scalloped Flower I used Stream and Purple Twilight together.

Look how pretty they are all stacked to make them more dimensional.

Start with the smallest flower and snip between each of the petals.

Lift all the petals upright.

Now bend each corner of each petal back, shaping each one into a soft, curved shape.

Repeat this process for the other two flowers.

Use either silicone glue or hot melt glue to assemble your flower.......I'm in love with these flowers.....I hope you love them too.

See you tomorrow for a viariation on this flower.
Have a creative day, Lin


Helen said...

I think I love this even more than yesterday's, it is sooo gorgeous!

kjjc said...

wow these are gorgeous.

Artyjen said...

Mmm! was yesterday's too :)
xoxo Sioux

Anne Jagger said...

Just gorgeous........ as were yesterday 's.

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love these flowers, just my colours, and the step by step instructions are brilliant, thank you! Judith xx

Netty said...

Totally fabulous flowers. Annette x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Thanks for both tutorials Lin, the flowers are fantastic.

Linda M. Cain said...

Totally, TOTALLY, Brilliant!


Paper Paradise said...

Like ??????? LOVE!!!!!!!!! The flower is just gorgeous, as was the one yesterday. Love the way you show the step by step photo's and make your tutorials so easy to follow. Thanks! x

Daniele said...

another gorgeous flower and a another great tutorial, thank you

Val said...

Absolutely scrumptious.

TAM said...

WOW oh WOW these are fabulous

Sian said...

Wow, you make the flowers look amazing.

Art By Wanda said...

I totally LOVE them!!!!!

Artmadnana said...

A wonderful step by step tutorial, Lin, I hope someone who
knows how to - sadly i don't - recommends your blog for an award! Your tutorials are always great and eagerly awaited! Can't wait for tomorrow! Chris

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous flower and great explanation.Love the combination of the creative design and the realistic feel.

flirtini83 said...

yup, absolutely in love with them. wonderful. tfs.

cowboydutrem said...

Wonderful! I really love these flowers!!!

Created By You said...

Absolutely stunning, can't wait to give this a whirl! Beautiful! Thanks for the lovely tutorial.