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.

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!


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!