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Thursday, 7 April 2011

A Transparent Flower Tutorial, ANYONE???


When you are given a challenge to create your own transparency, you have to think about ink and stamps.... RIGHT??? Well I went for the glimmermist and heat gun approach.

First Step
Spray Glimmermist all over your transparency and let dry (you can speed this up by using your heat gun, just becareful not to use it too much)


 Second Step
Using your Tim Holtz flower die, or punches or any other flower die you have (or your Tim Holtz die ;) lol, cause really it's awesome) cut a few different sized flowers. I went for 3 large, 2 medium and a small.

Third Step
Which I didn't photograph (whoops sorry) is to use your heat gun to shape the petals. First (base) petals don't need alot of shaping, just heat enough so that the sides slightly raise and curl. Continue this until you have heated all the petals and with each one into the centre heat them more so that they curl in towards themselves. You want to create a bud effect. Make sure that the larger flowers are the bottom, the medium are the middle and the smallest is the tightest bud

Fourth Step
Glue your petals together from the most flattest to the small tight bud for the centre of your flower. It really is that simple. Worst thing, you'll want to make more and experiment with different colours. Plus they are something that you need to see in real life because photos really don't do them justice.

and this is what I used it on the Make it Yourself challenge for Aussie Scrap Source which I was late in entering again.

Little Miss - I know I've scrapped this photos too much lately but hey when you accidently print them twice, I'm not going to let them go to waste. Plus I've run out of ink so I have to make do with what I have. lol. Used some of the GORGEOUS new Prima on this. As soon as I saw this paper I knew I had to cut it up. Plus those leaves... to die for.



Side note: I know that the flowers are nothing new, but I just wanted to share ;)

xx

17 comments:

Ali said...

gorgeous! love this tutorial! thanks nic!

Shell said...

Absolutely stunning Nicole. TFS xx

Wendy Smith said...

WOW...stunning and absolutely innovative. Never thought of using transparency and glimmermist never mind curling it witha heat gun.. you are one clever chicky!

Sar said...

Gorgeous Nic!!!

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Woow great flower and precious layout!!

Leanne said...

Love the detail in the flower!! Beautiful. TFS..x

Jen said...

Thanks for sharing, it was a new technique for me, I loved it....Beautiful layout :D

Jasmine S said...

OMGoodness. They are just stunning.

Naomi Thorn said...

lovely. I need to try this for sure.

Naomi Thorn said...

very nice indeed

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Hi there Nic! Finally found some time to "look" for your blog..and found it! Here I am and all I can see is inspiration, inspiration, inspiration! I want to see much more so happily following your blog ! THESE FLOWERS are amazing! Totally! Take care, Nadia.

phatassphairy said...

very groovy flowers Nic =) thanks for the share

Sara said...

Fabulous tute Nic, I love it! Just one more reason why I need a heat gun.

gypsykate said...

awesome tute, thanks Nicola. I am so going to try this!

Diane said...

The flowers are new to me and they are BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm glad you shared.
:D

Geli Duncan said...

That's so beautiful! I will have to try it today. Thanks for sharing!

Ronnie said...

Very clever! I love them.