Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Honey Bee Hop- Day 2


Time for the next hop here at Paper Primper Altered Art. We are so glad you joined us! Our design team is going to show you some Christmas projects, all sponsored by Paper Primper Altered Art. Be prepared to see some beautiful paper bag albums, cards, and other assorted Christmas items. Starting Tuesday, November 1 - Friday, November 4, each day we will have featured designers showcasing their styles. So be sure to join us each day and see what might inspire you!

Let's get started. The start of the hop is Paper Primper Altered Art.
Day 1 - November 1
Day 2 - November 2
Day 3 - November 3
Day 4 - November 4
 all designers will showcase their projects. Hope you have fun!

Hi everyone!  

I know I'm not scheduled for the hop today, but I want to show support for my team by posting anyway!

Today I have a quick tutorial to share...  I used this technique in my project that you will see on the 4th, so I guess you could call this a sneak peek. =)
Start out by clipping the desired white silk flowers off of their stems.
(these are just those fake flowers you can find at craftstores or Walmart.)

Next, colorize your flower to match your project. There are many different inks and paints you can use, but I'm using All Purpose Ink by Tsukineko because when heat set it is permanent on fabrics.

You can either let your flower dry naturally, or you can carefully dry it with your heat gun. (I say carefully because the plastic parts will melt easily.)

Using a cheap paintbrush, brush glue onto your flower. You can put on as much as you want, or you can just add a bit... Your choice.


 Now dip your flower into a pile of glitter. 

 Once dry, you will have a beautiful flower that is totally customized to fit your project!  Gotta love white!  =)

Enjoy!
~Kassi



3 comments:

tamror said...

Love it. I wanted to do something with these flowers, and now I know what to do. Thanks for the tips!

McVic said...

love how dainty these look!
kacee

Luanne said...

very beautiful! will try this one.

Luanne
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