Thursday, June 10, 2010

Variated Petals - Playing with WHITE Flowers!

With the creation of shimmering mists such as GLIMMER MIST or SHIMMERZ SPRITZ, a whole new world has been opened to us in the crafting world.  You can pretty much add colour to anything that will absorb water.

I have been purchasing CREAM or WHITE ribbons, papers, and flowers with misting in mind.

Below, is a QUICK tutorial on getting some nice blended colours onto your WHITE flower.  You can apply this to any colour scheme, provided your mist, ink, and stickles match.

SUPPLIES:
Patina Glimmer Mist
Broken China Distress Ink REFILL Bottle
Aqua Stickles
Prima Flower


Step 1:
Mist your flower with a good 5 prays of mist.

Step 2:
WHILE THE FLOWER IS STILL WET, directly from the dropper of your refill ink, run the dropper along the tops petals. 


Step 3:
Immediately spray the flower again with mist, this will make the flower very wet, and will allow for the ink and mist to blend.  For a lighter blue flower, apply less Broken China ink, perhaps use a fine tip paint brush instead of the dropper.


Step 4:
While still wet, apply Aqua Stickles to the flower petals tops and middles for some shimmer (THIS IS OPTIONAL).


Step 5:
Watch it blend as it dries and use it on a project!


Have fun crafting!

3 comments:

Dara Lynn June 11, 2010 at 2:12 AM  

I love working with white flowers too!! This technique is so fun!!! and your tutorial blog is going to be soooo successful!!!!

Julie Campbell June 12, 2010 at 9:48 AM  

How COOL! Now I wish I had that Glimmer Mist... the ink... and the flower & I'd be all set! ;) LOVE those colors!

A Few of My Favorite Things June 12, 2010 at 11:57 AM  

Fun technique!! Can't wait to play with my white flowers. Thanks for the tut!