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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

a frivolous fantasy flower

What can you do with these supplies? You can create a most delicious fantasy flower. Walnut crystals are wonderful mixed with Perfect Pearls. That's the white powder in the little container. It's a shimmery powder that can be used in a lot of ways. Mix a bit of the Walnut Crystals with a bit of the Perfect Pearls in a Mini Mister by Ranger. Add some water to fill. Now you can spray a shimmery colored ink on items to change the color of so many things such as paper and ribbon and flowers and the list goes on and on. I love using Distress Ink to edge die cuts. Dip the dauber into the ink and gently rub over the edge of the die cuts. I usually start on a craft sheet/mat and rub up onto the die cut. Liquid Pearls make delightful little dabs that when seen, can't help but make you smile. The little pink pot of deliciousness is a product called Twinkling H2O's. It's a shimmery watercolor paint that can be applied easily with a water filled brush. Sadly, this product is being discontinued, but you can get them here. Talk to Polly and she'll be delighted to send some on their way to your resource center. I've got a very fake but highly luminescent piece of a string of pearls and a gold wire once wrapped around the Ranger Mister and cut to the desired length. That is a set of Spellbinders flower dies. I know so not being loyal to my beloved QuicKutz, but these are great too. And they play well in the same sandbox.

So here's this darling flower. Ok, ok, so I've got a very bad case of spring fever. Forgive me, but the weather has been extremely spring-like. So die cut the flower pieces in coordinating DP. Emboss each one with the embossing pad. This gives the nice raised outer edge on the flower pieces. Distress Ink the edges. Dab the Liquid Pearls around the edge of the larger flower. Paint the middle set of petals along the edge with the Twinkling H2O's. Just drop a spot of water into the little pot, let it set a bit and then use the water brush to paint those edges. Spray the flower center with the Walnut Crystals-Perfect Pearls and water mixture. Paint the edges of a contrasting Prima flower with the Twinkling H2O's. Stack the flowers as shown using glue dots to secure. Tuck under a folded piece of the string of pearls. Adhere a contrast silk flower as the center and dab a larger glob of Liquid Pearls in the center. Done.

Of course now I have to do something with it.. not really, it's pretty sitting on my desk just waiting for the right project to come along.....

Be Creative and thanks for stopping by.

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