Saturday, September 7, 2013

Tutorial - 5 ways to Alter Pre-made Flowers!

Hello!  I want to share with you 5 ways to alter the pre-made flowers found in the September Album Kit from My Creative Scrapbook!
I used my flowers on this layout of my precious niece and nephew welcoming their cousin home!
 
These are the flowers before I altered them...beautiful as is, but I like to see what I can do to enhance them!
 
1.  I dry brushed the petals with gesso for lighter, distressed flower.  Paint works great as well! 

 
2.  Using black ink and a gorgeous, flourish stamp from Prima (found in an earlier kit from My Creative Scrapbook)  I stamped a pattern unto the flowers. 
Didn't they turn out beautiful?!
 
3.  Using my scissors, I sliced each petal three or four times stopping near the center of the petal.
 
Staggering the petals, I layered two flowers together and scrunched them with my fingertips.
 
4.  I lightly misted the ends of the petals with water.  While the petals were still wet, I twisted the ends of the petals. 
 
Once dry, I added a dab of liquid glue in the center and added micro beads from my stash.
 
5.  I spritzed the flowers with mist....I used Turquoise Smooch. 

Once the flower were dry, I formed the ends of the petals with my stylis. 
Here they are after the stylis tool. 
Tie a knot in the end of the yellow ribbon.
Staggering the petals, I glued two large flowers, and a small flower together.  I glued the knot on for the flower center. 
Here she is at another angle!
 
I would love to see how you use your flowers!  Share you link here and I'll be sure to stop and leave you some love!
 
Thanks for taking time to stop by!!


6 comments:

Lucy said...

Beautiful layout! Lovely flowers :) thanks for the tutorial !

Dara Lynn said...

great tutorial! Just when you think you know it all....I learned something new.....the ribbon center...is genius!!!

scrappymo! said...

Some great ideas here...the ribbon center is a good one!

Shell said...

Gorgeous page & great tutorial!

Janis said...

Brilliant ideas and techniques!!! Thanks so much. I feel like I have been to an expensive scrapping class learning all these great tips!!!
<3 J

carlies said...

Great done nice Tutorial