all Debs here. I'm delighted to be here with you tonight.
have been on a crafting journey for about a year now; I'm into all
kinds of crafty makes and enjoy learning new techniques. I
particularly love to get messy with paint and ink. As spring is now upon us, I opted to make this pretty and welcoming wreath.
So here is my contribution to spring, and in
particular Easter, with this flower ring. I used fresco acrylic
paints, and grunge flower die#1 as well as stamped and cut out flowers from JOFY 24.
first wrapped a 10 inch polystyrene ring with burlap, lace and mixed
threads to act as a base. I then cut out my flowers, changing some in
size, and shape. I separated them into two piles. I then painted some of them with Cheesecake, Zesty Zing and Yellow Submarine . As you can see in the photo, I layered the different shades of yellow into each flower.
Once the paint was dry, I spritzed the flowers with water to soften the paper, and rolled the petals backwards and squished them together to give a wrinkled look. I also scrunched some petals to give tattered appearance. I dried these with a heat tool and then assembled the flowers. I used some centre pieces but you could use a brad or stick a pearl in the centre to alter the look. I then added some glitter to some of the petal layers.
The butterflies were painted in Claret and decorated with glitter stickles round the edge. Once everything was dry, I attached the flowers and butterflies with dressmaking
pins with heads onto the ring. I added the chick to give an Easter
feel but you could adapt the flowers to any season.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my project and I would love it if you felt inspired to make a flower ring too. Debs. A huge thank you to Debs from all at PaperArtsy HQ. I don't think I have ever seen such a pretty wreath, the flowers are just beautiful. Scrunching them while damp has made them look so delicate, they actually look like real dried flowers. The butterflies are a great addition with that bold splash of colour. I can see this being adapted to every season and occasion. If you would like to join in our weekly challenge with any of this week's guests who have blogged since Sunday night, then join in to link up your creativity HERE. You will go in the draw to win PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by17:00 (London time) Sunday 30th March 2014.
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