Friday, 30 July 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge - my sketch

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Bev x

Altered mulberry flowers

I'm going to share a quick tutorial (if you can call it that lol) of how I get this glassy effect on the mulberry poinsettias.  You can also do this on acetate with die cut snowflakes, and also on punched designer paper as the "glass" dries clear so you can see the patterns and colours through it.  Below is the card I have made for this weeks Whiff of Joy Challenge using this technique.

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So to do this technique  you will need Twinklets Diamond Dust, which I adhere to the flowers with Glossy Accents.  I have tried PVA flue and was not at all happy with the results so stick to Glossy Accents now.  I pull the flowers apart by cutting off the stamens then carefully peeling the layers away from each other.  Sometimes the layers will fray but this is hidden by the Twinklets.

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I coat the petals with Glossy Accents then place face down on to the Twinklets then gently pat to ensure the Twinklets coat the petals well.  I don't worry about coating the calyx.

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Then I reassemble the flowers again using a large spacer (which I flatten with a hammer on a block of wood) and a large brad.  This was a clear brad that I coloured with a Copic marker.

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And that's all there is to it.

Thanks for stopping by today,

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Thursday, 22 July 2010

Friday, 16 July 2010

Just Magnolia sketch

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge

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Thanks so much for stopping by today,

 

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