Saturday, March 29, 2014

Art Glitter Flowers


Art Glitter #92 Bananan Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
Art Glitter #18 Purple Ultrafine Opaque Glitter
Art Glitter #297 Hibiscus Ultrafine Transparent Glitter
Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue
Art Glitter Dries Clear Fabric Glue
Art Glitter Red Gala Glitz
Art Glitter Pink Gala Glitz
Tim Holtz Rosette Die
Tim Holtz Snowflake Rosette Die
Small Water Color Brush
Copic Markers (purple and green)
White card stock
Leaf Punch
Low Temp Hot Glue Gun

At some point in her crafty life, Clare would love to try ribbon embroidery.  She recently found some fabulous French Ombre ribbon flowers on Etsy at a store called Grandmas Flower Garden.    Clare hopes to try this technique some day, but just can't add anymore stashes, to the stashes she already has.   And she loves to save money by making her own with supplies she already has!  So that got her thinking...why can't she try this look with paper and Art Glitter!?
You can see the ribbon flower below.
Clare started by painting the ombre first.  For the Yellow flower and pink flower she used Tombow markers and a small water color brush.  For the purple flower and the leaves she used the Copic markers.  
She cut the rosette shapes after coloring to prevent the color from collecting in the perforation marks.  She then trimmed the ends of the rosettes clipping from the end in 10 folds along a curve.

 She folded the rosettes and then bent them to get the look of the ribbon.  Once Clare had a petal she liked, she hot glued them to a small leaf she punched with a Creative Memories leaf punch.  For each flower she colored and cut 5 rosettes to make petals.  She then glued the five petals onto a circle of card stock and pinched the rosette folds again.  So, Clare glued each petal first, and then glued then to form the flower.

Once the hot glue was dry, Clare used the Art Glitter dries clear adhesive and a matching Art Glitter to edge the ends of the petals.  The yellow flower uses Bananan, the pink Hibiscus, and the Purple is Purple glitter.
For the center of the larger flowers, Clare used a shank button in the center of the flower and covered it with Art Glitter Gala Glitz.  Since one of her buttons was fabric Clare used the Art Glitter Dries Clear fabric glue on that one.  
The Red Gala Glitz is in the center of the yellow flower and the Pink Gala Glitz is in the center of the Pink flower.  In the center of the purple flower, she used a paper flower and a vintage button.  For the smaller purple flower, Clare used the Tim Holtz snowflake rosette die and trimmed off the spikes.

For the leaves, Clare cut the rosette at every fifth fold and trimmed it down to form the leaves.  
To see more of Clare's work, visit her blog  

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