This is week two for me and that also means:
Let's make some flowers!
Cut squares from colored tissue paper slightly larger than your chosen size of scallop circle die. Layer 8 or more squares and die cut. For my flowers I used anywhere from 10 -15 layers each. Once the cut layers are stacked use a tiny hole punch or an awl to pierce the center going all the way through the layers. Attach a brad to hold the layers together.
Beginning with one layer at a time from the top, loosely pinch edges in toward center:
Continue until you get through all of the paper layers:
For both canvases: Coat with white gesso. Repeatedly stamp Tim Holtz Letters over the canvas using Versafine Onyx Black ink. Dry brush white gesso over top to soften the stamping. Splatter a bit using inks or watered down acrylic paints to coordinate with your tissue paper flowers:
Flowers close up:
Finishing the poppy canvas (well, at least I think they look like poppies:): I printed out my quote and fussy cut then positioned the words where I wanted them before gluing down. They were outlined and smudged with a charcoal pencil. The edges of the canvas were sponged with black dye ink. Lastly, the die cut leaves (cut from felt) and then the flowers were glued in place with gel medium.
Poppies close up:
Ooh I just LOVE these flowers!! I hope you enjoyed my project today and will give them a try.
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 voucher for the Simon Says Stamp Shop to one lucky winner!
You have a whole week to enter with your handmade flower project so come along, join in the fun, and do see what the fabulous Design Team has done to inspire us all!
Tim Holtz Artful Artifacts stamp set
Tim Holtz Occasions Small Talk stickers
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Lg. Dies
Spellbinders Foliage Dies
Colored Tissue Paper
Simon Says Wool Felt Sheets - Get Lucky
Versafine Onyx Black dye ink
White Gesso- Dina Wakley Ranger
Gel Medium - Dina Wakley Ranger
I am also linking to Paint Party Friday later this week-where there is always a huge art party happening! Speaking of parties- how about a T party?
Every Tuesday Elizabeth at Altered Book Lover hosts T Stands For Tuesday. The subjects of the posts that people link are so varied and always interesting! Just post something beverage related-share a mug, or a journal page, or a photo with a beverage in it, etc. and join us won't you? You may even find an art tutorial, you tube link, recipe, movie recommendation and just about anything else so it's always a treat!
My share this week :
For Tag Tuesday (theme is "hats and headgear") and the Simon Wednesday Challenge (theme is "for a special lady/girl"):
And here I was recently enjoying the unusually warm weather when suddenly this:
Have a super week! Stay tuned for another new post and challenge next Monday along with my project as guest designer at the Simon Monday Challenge Blog. And a happy St. Patty's Day too - sláinte!
"Where flowers bloom so does hope." Lady Bird Johnson