Happy Technique Tuesday everyone! I hope your week is getting off to a great start. Today I wanted to talk with you all about turning a plain silk flower into something nice that can be used later on for a card, a scrapbooking layout or even some home decor. So lets get to it.
plain flat flower of any color (In this case, I used a white flower)
stamp (or stamp set)
two different color ink pads
Inking tool (Optional)
To get started with this project I first laid my plain white flower onto my craft sheet. I’m not sure what brand of flower this is. It may possibly be a Prima flower, but I’m not for certain. I bought a hand full of these flowers back in 2007, from a local scrapbooking store in Nashville that was closing and they had their loose flowers in various baskets.
Next, with StazOn Jet Black ink, I used a stamp from the Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps Flourishes by Rhonna Farrer set and stamped my flourish onto the flower several times until I achieved the look I was going for.
After achieving my desired look, I got out my Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink and Ink Blending Tool and began to blend the Worn Lipstick Color onto the flower.
Again, I blended the color onto the flower until I achieved the desired look I was going for. If you don’t have a Blending Tool, you can also achieve this same look by gently rubbing your ink pad onto the flower.
As mentioned before you can then use your flower to decorate anything…a picture frame, put several on a lamp shade, on the front of a pencil holder or to use as an embellishment for a card or scrapbooking layout. The possibilities are truly infinate….and you can use this same technique on various size flowers.
Now go out and create something! 🙂