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Friday, March 15, 2013

tattered floral fun & GIVEAWAY...

today I have a tutorial with some fun tips...

my main ingredient for this piece was created 
with tim's tattered florals die...

you know I LOVE flowers & 
this die has 4 AWESOME different sized flowers...
totally...LOVE IT!

here's what  I created...


if you want to play along...


start by covering a sheet of Clearly For Art 
(the clear variety...)
with a thin layer of Ranger's Glue N Seal & set aside to dry...

***the Glue N Seal adds tooth to the CFA, 
so it can be painted with rock candy crackle paint***...

after the Glue N Seal is dry, add a fairly thick layer 
apply it thick in some areas & thinner in others...

set this aside to dry & crackle...

you will end up with a sheet of CFA that looks like this...


when the crackle paint is dry, 
use tim's tattered florals die with your Vagabond 
or die cutting machine,
 to cut 2 of the largest flowers...

then add broken china distress paint over them...

I like to tap the paint on with my finger...
allow to dry...



use jet black archival to stamp over both flowers 
with any background stamp...
and dry...

I used this background stamp...




 add shading with brushed corduroy distress ink, using the blending tool...
& dry...


use the gold paint dabber to add paint to the flower edges & dry...

can you see how each step/layer makes the flower more interesting?

now it's cute!


next, cut one of the medium size 6 petal flowers from the CFA...

follow the steps above to color this flower, 
then use jet black with this mini squares background 
to stamp over the flower & dry...

the flower now looks like this...


use the tattered florals die again to cut 3 of the smallest flowers from the remaining CFA...

***this is a good way to use up scraps 
& have mini flowers ready for future projects***

use mustard seed distress paint to color the flowers, 
 dry, then use jet black archival 
 to stamp over all 3 flowers...
dry...

accent the flower centers with 
my Blossom Bucket black berry centers...
here's the silver...but I used the black...


cut 2 sprigs from the CFA, using tim's tattered pinecone die...

paint over the sprigs with peeled paint distress paint
dry, then use the gold dabber 
to highlight the sprig edges & dry...




paint over the word band with broken china distress paint, 
then lightly wipe away the excess paint, 
leaving the paint only over the words...

 add gold to the edges with the gold paint dabber...


oops...forgot a photo of this next part...
I was having too much fun & lost my mind...

then stamp over the scallop using the gold dabber on the polka dot border stamp...

***when using paint on your stamps, 
clean them before the paint dries!***

use jet black archival 
to stamp the flourishes 3 times over the burlap panel...

***because the burlap panel has a solid base,
 this makes stamping very easy***

***when stamping on fabric, make sure to have a well inked pad & to keep the stamp in place for a few extra seconds.
 this allows the ink to penetrate the fabric, for a better image***

add some walnut stain distress ink to the panel edges, using the blending tool,
then use the gold paint dabber around the panel edges,
 to create a frame effect...

heat the CFA flowers one at a time to soften the CFA material...
while the CFA is soft, shape to make dimensional...

***CFA goes back to flat each time it is reheated. 
so...
if you don't like the shape,
 just place it back on your craft sheet, 
blast it with the heat tool & 
reshape until it's perfect!***

assemble the flower as shown below & add 2 Blossom Bucket embellishments to the center...

I used this and another on top...


***here's a cool tip***
 on how you can add tim's clock key
when it's not feasible to use the screw...

determine the center of the panel top, 
then use an awl to start a hole...

add a nail that will fit inside the clock key...
pound it into the wood on the panel so it's sturdy...

***save the clock key screw for another project***


cut off the excess nail, 
so that the clock key fits against the panel...

add multi medium to the nail & inside the clock key 
slip the clock key over the nail
& allow to dry...

the multi medium holds it securely...
no screw needed...


to accent the lenses of my Blossom Bucket camera...
add 2 of the smallest epoxy dots from tim's custom fasteners...

magically, they are a perfect fit...

***for plan B...
use Glossy Accents***


next, heat the sprigs to soften & shape them...

add them under the large flower, then add the 3 smaller flowers, the word band & the camera...

add a hanger to the top back & it's ready to hang...

see the art arts scallop on the bottom of the panel...
it's peeking out...

oops...
forgot to say that I glued that on...

I also added a few clear blue accent gems..
not sure where those guys came from...




 tim has given me a tattered florals die to giveaway...
YIPPEE!

just leave a comment & that's your entry ticket...
super simple...

we'll draw a random winner at 7am Monday morning...
make that Chicago time...

then send the die off to the lucky winner...

I hope that you've enjoyed this tutorial & 
that you just might be inspired to...

make art!
wendy
ps..THANKS TIM!
that was fun!





128 comments:

Veronica said...

Fantastic,
just the inspiration I needed for today. Thanks for showing us what you did.

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! That flower looks so amazing!! I love the entire design!! What a fabulous project :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

SusanK said...

Love your use of the Tattered Florals die cuts with CFA! That stuff is simply amazing!!!!!

Meme said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing!
I am just leaving some love, I already have the tattered floral die.
Just wanted to say what a wonderful job you did with it!

blsewcrafty said...

Fantastic! This looks like so much fun--thanks for the tutorial.

Tona said...

I love everything about your project!!!

Patricia Howarth said...

Wendy, thank you so much for the tutorial, fabulous flowers, I didn't know that I could die-cut the CFA, absolutely fantastic canvas xx

annielou said...

Thank you for your instructions///and no one can ever have to many of Tim's things !!!!

Helen said...

I love your burlap piece - that flower is just beautiful!! I have the tattered floral die, so please don't include me in the draw.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Superb tutorial, loving your little camera! Tattered floral die seems to be so popular so I'd love to win it!! Feel I need it in my collection! Keep up the fab work. Take care Zo xx

Jassy said...

I love this little piece and your tutorial looks really easy to follow, thank you. I'd love to win this die as it is one of the few I don't have. xxx Jenny Veale

TextileQueen said...

Lovely tutorial, thanks wendy, may have to go play!

Disco Queen said...

Wow! Wendy I love your burlap panel. Using rock candy crackle over clearly for art is one of my favourite techniques. Combining this with distress paints is a sure winner. Thanks for inspiring me to have a play. Hugs, Theresa

Crafting Newbie said...

Thanks Wendy for a fabulous tutorial & giveaway. Looks like your making full use of your new craft room. Barbara x

Annie said...

Love your floral Wendy. Need to get my skates on.........have some inspiration now.

TFS

Crafty hugs

Annie x

Swedie said...

Thanks for all the techniques! Loved the epoxy dots on the camera!

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

Vic said...

Love It! Thanks for all the tips.

Rea' said...

Oh this is so cool, I love your canvas... absolutely love the tutorial... I'm gonna make more flowers... woohoo !! Thanks for the inspiration !

PiHi said...

Beautiful flowers!

Karin R. said...

L.O.V.E this to pieces!! Can't wait to try out your techniques.

Marianne H said...

This is such a nice and sweet picture for a wall, just adore it. Thanks for the tut. have a nice weekend.

PlumTuckered's Paper Plays said...

Woohooo this is fabulous Wendy!!! I have some CFA sitting here and plan to try this technique out with it. Love it!

Nancy D. said...

Love your tattered flowers project!...that CFA is cool stuff!

Gail said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial!
I wanted to play along, but I don't have that die!:(
My closest Scrapbooking store is a Michaels 300 kms away, and sadly the aisle of Tim Holtz, Ranger, etc. is sadly lacking!
I was there Saturday with those dabbers on my list....alas.....

Anneli said...

Thanks for sharing! I would love to win the die <3
Hugs Anneli, Norway :)

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, that is completely gorgeous. And thank you for the tutorial.

shari said...

I love this project, thanks for the step by step instructions! I would love to win this die.

Jean Dunning said...

Love the tips! So many good ideas to try out. I really MUST get some Distress paint.:)

midnightscrapper said...

This is stunning and I am going to give it a try :-) please don't add me to give away as I already have this die. awesome tutorial :-)

Dorothy said...

Oh my Wendy! This is outstanding!!
Thanks for all the info!

Baukje Booth said...

That Tattered Floral Die certainly looks like the Die to have, I love what you have created here with it, thank you for the tutorial and to Tim for the giveaway.
Hugs...Baukje

Terri said...

How cool is your creation!!! I love the big blue flower a lot. Thanks for the die giveaway.

Bonnie D said...

I love it. Everyone has been so creative in how to use this die. Would love to win it. Thanks

wustaz said...

Thanks for that awesome tutorial. I am going to give it a go tonight.

Luvy said...

Wow! Love your work! I'm so inspired by what you've done with the flowers and your tips on stamping on burlap, material, etc.! Thank you!!!!!

Jean said...

Wow - I am new to doing this and am so inspired! Just love what you did! Thank you for the chance to win!

Glennis said...

What a fabulous project - thanks for the 'step by step' and thanks for the chance to win the die - I would love to get this one

Barbara said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. It was so fun to see those flowers come to life (so to speak) as you kept making them into beautiful art. This is truly a beautiful little work of art!

Larissa Heskett said...

Fantastic,
just the inspiration I needed for today. Thanks for showing us what you did and for the chance to win!! Have a Fabulous weekend!! =)

di said...

really very beauiful..would to win this.Di

elle said...

wonderful! Thanks for all the process photos.

Julie Steed said...

I love your step-by-steps. It is so apparent how each part of the process makes an impact. Fingers crossed...the more I see of the Tattered Florals die the more I think I need it!

Deb Smith said...

I have loved watching this challenge play out. What could be better than a Wendi/Tim duet!

Ava Gavloski said...

Wendy, great little design. Thanks for the deets and i will try to remember to stamp a text onto my next flower. Great look.
ava g

Laurie Allen said...

Hi, I am so happy I came across your blog and the tutorials! I will give it a go! I love TH inspired stuff, and love his blog as well! Happy crafting!

Karen M. said...

Wow Wendi--how cool is this technique! Thanks for the tutorial, will be giving it a try very soon. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for sharing your creation--soo cool!
Karen M.

Lynn said...

Love seeing how differently everyone is using the flower die. Of course I would love to try some of them myself so would love to win the die.

Sue said...

Great Tutorial Wendy,
I love what you have created, it has amazing texture and interest.
And thanks for the chance to win the die.
Smiles:)
Sue

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Such a great tutorial and a wonderful dye to win. Thanks for the chance.

darcydaydream said...

fantastic project and thanks for the chance to win this great die.
Christine in Darcy..x

Sandra said...

Beautiful project, thanks for the opportunity to win this Tim die, it is one of the few I don't have

butterfly said...

Fabulous creation... the flowers are glorious (CFA goes to the top of the wishlist), and everything looks so cool against the burlap of the panel - yum!
Alison x
(No need to put me in the draw, I'm already a fanatically happy Tattered Florals owner!!)

Ginger said...

Love the burlap panel, gorgeous creation. x

Boo said...

Your project is wonderful. Love the burlap and the tiny camera.

Diane said...

Love this, I have to give it a try, I just used some of your "clearly for art" and made a flower, I stamped on mine and love how it turned out...but now I have to give this technique a try!!

Gerrina said...

How great to see you work with crackle paint; I almost forgot that I have that! So thanks for givin me that inspiration and I enjoyed your tut! Greetings, Gerrina

MA said...

OMG.. your project is gorgeous. I love the step by step instructions..I'm usually a hands on learner and anal. Thank you for the chance to win.

Diane Swanson said...

I love your flowers! Great instructions, thank you so much!

Colleen O said...

Thanks for the step by step instructions. Love use if the burlap. The flowers are fantastic too.

Scraprageous said...

Thanks for the great tutorial on creating the flowers! I can't wait to give it a try.

Cathy L. said...

These ideas od yours, where do you get that creativity. Love your prijects and posts. Thanks wendy.

Crafty Mama said...

Love it!! That flower die is amazing & I love the color shading effect you did. Thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

Oh oh oh...I have some of that paper too, always learnin something new here. Love ya. Laura

Scrapthat said...

Very cool Wendy! Please don't enter me to win, I have Tim's tattered florals and LOVE them...just wanted to let you know how cute I thought your ART was today! :D

Michele said...

I lve how you share your process! I'd love to win the die so I could adorn a project of my own using your method.

Jessica said...

Beautiful job Wendy! I'd love to win the tattered florals die. I've always wanted one. Thanks for the chance and thanks Tim.
Jess
Jazzyjess49@gmail.com

Daniella said...

Hi Wendy!
Thanks for the tutorial!! I love the "nail" idea! Thanks for sharing!!
I LOVE using burlap. I put it on everything lately!! It is my new obsession, LOL!!
No need to enter me into the giveaway, I already have the awesome tattered florals die, but thank you anyway!
xxDaniella

paulettesprettypapercrafts said...

What a great project Wendy! I love all of the layers and textures. Great tip on the clock key. I need to get my hands on Tim's tattered floral die.

Melanie said...

Love your burlap canvas with the camera and clock key
- great job!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Robin said...

Wendy you always amaze me! Wonderful project and new ideas for me to try.

Carol said...

Very pretty. Off to make some.

Anita Houston said...

It's so gorgeous! Love the burlap base too. The flowers are fab!

famillemarleau said...

Love your project. It's very beautiful. Great tutorial. Thanks for the chance, Johanne L.

Beejay said...

Thanks so much Wendy for all the great techniques. I enjoyed watching a great demo of yours at CHA. Love your stamps!

An Bella said...

AMAZING WORK!!! THANK YOU FOR THE INSPIRATION AND THANK YOU FO THE CHANCE TO WIN!!! I´D LOVE TO HAVE THE TATTERED FLOWER DIE AND MAKE ART LIKE YOU!!! THANK YOU AGAIN°

Jeanette Wilde said...

Love the camera. All of the different textures are great!

Nana711 said...

Very nice project. The CFA is new to me, so I loved seeing what you could do with it.

Shirley said...

OH MY! What an absolutely ingenious project and stunningly beautiful!

Karenladd said...

Whee....great tutorial and I can see why you were having so much fun! LOVE how you used distress ink and crackle paint to make your base paper for the dies! Wonderful texture in your project and hoping I win one of these awesome dies so I can have fun too!

Christine D said...

oh that is lovely Wendy, I love the textural feel. thank you for sharing the tutorial I learned a lot and going to be painting and thinking more creatively about adding 'things'.

SHartl said...

I just love the way you stamped on the burlap and customized your flowers with distress colors! Would love to win this die and make my own springtime projects!

TYJ419 said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Tracey J.

ArtHouse said...

Thanks to T!m's blog I found your delightful site!

radar2 said...

Thank you for the beautiful tutorial. However, to make it I would need to win the Tattered Flower Die. It is gorgeous. Thank for this chance to win your die.
Raye N.

Carissa G said...

This was an amazing project. You have inspired me! Thank you!!!!

Patti Krauss said...

Love your project! Seeing all the different creations has been inspiring.

Carol said...

What an excellent tutorial - one of the best I've seen. Thanks! A great project also!

Jody L said...

Fab tutorial! Well done! Does anyone know where I can buy the little camera?

Marge said...

WOW, this is beyond AMAZING -- looked locally for that die & was unable to find it, so would love to win it!

:Jayne said...

I love the idea of using crackle paint on the Clearly for Art! Thanks for adding another dimension of art to my collection!

Linda S. said...

I love the detailed step-by-step and the photos you provide for this gorgeous project. Thank you.

Rebecca Ednie said...

What an awesome project and tutorial. Such a generous giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

Katie said...

Awesome project! Thanks for sharing the steps to making the flower, love that blue and the crackle. Always love your stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Lynne said...

What a fantastic tutorial. I managed to pick up a couple of metres of burlap and our local op shop for next to nothing but I have been wondering what to do with it. This has got the juices running at full speed I'm pleased to say. I had lost my mojo for the past 12 months and was really starting to think my crafting days were over but thanks to Tim pointing me in your direction I have it back. Thank you both

cathsheard said...

I love seeing what you have done - the burlap looks great; I'm surprised how well it look the ink. I'd love to win a new die - fingers crossed!

Sande Nosek said...

So darn cute! I love your idea of using the nail to fasten the clock key and love the little lens to camera idea it really makes it stand out!

lissy_lucy said...

So stinkin' cool!

THcreates said...

I've never used CFA but i'm sure getting some now - I love your flowers. Also would love Tim's die so I can make Tattered Florals with CFA. Thanx!

mitz said...

..tattered florals is a must... such creations that can unfold.. amazing!!

Uniquebynancy said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. Its great to get ideas and how to create them. Nancy

berlykim37 said...

I love it your flower is so cool..

The Goods Girl said...

I love how you used the clock key. Very creative. Fabulous piece of work!

Debby said...

Beautiful project. I have that die so just wanted to post and let you know your project turned out great!

Lisa Reynolds said...

Awesome project...I love your creativity and would love to win.

Carla said...

Great instructions and such a
wonderful project. Thanks for
sharing.
Carla from Utah

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Very, very cool.

Bine said...

LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing.

Amiee said...

Thanks for the great inspiring flower tutorial. You can never have enough flowers!! Thnks for the chance to win.

Sandy said...

Just love the tattered flowers, so pretty on your awesome project..
Sandy :)

Miriam said...

Fabulous art work and tutorial Wendy - I love what you have done - loads of amazing tips too - thank you!!

latenitescrapper said...

Wow, very creative and love all of the new ideas that I have now! Thanks so much!

Memories by Manda said...

I love your creation Mandy! Thanks for the clear instructions and pictures too. thanks also for the giveaway :)

Monique said...

Wonderfully elegant. Thank you for walking us through it, too! It always amazes me when people who create such breath-taking beauty are so open-handed!

Linda Bell said...

Thanks Wendy..

That was fabulous...Great project...Love the Floral die cut..It's a have to have..

Lagene said...

What a fantastic multi media project! Thanks for the chance to win!

kay jarrell said...

Those flowers were fabulous - thanks for posting the tutorial. Love to learn new techniques. :)

Willy de Wilde said...

Prachtig hoe je dit gemaakt hebt!
Groetjes Willy

kath stewart said...

your burlap panel is so fabulous Wendy...thanks for the step by step tutorial..don't enter me in the draw for the die...just wanted to pop by and say I love your creation...hugs kath xxx

My Happy Place by Vanessa said...

What a great tutorial! Very easy to follow! I can't tell you how much i appreciate that! Thank you! I love how this turned out :)

~ Vanessa W

My Happy Place by Vanessa said...

What a great tutorial! Very easy to follow! I can't tell you how much i appreciate that! Thank you! I love how this turned out :)

~ Vanessa W

Wilma said...

Fantastic, great tutorial! Thank you so much.

Renee said...

Loved the details - thanks Wendy for another fun tutorial

ArteDar said...

Thanks so much Wendy...great tut and inspiration (as always)you are magical and so much fun.

Wanda H said...

Very cool project!!!!!!!!!!!! And thanks for all the tips!!!

My Happy Place by Vanessa said...

What a great tutorial! Very easy to follow! I can't tell you how much i appreciate that! Thank you! I love how this turned out :)

~ Vanessa W

AlteredAddict said...

Love this die, and I LOVE what you did with it. I've seen so many wonderful ideas this set has endless possibilities.

Theresa P.

Tante Käthe said...

Oh boy, this is beautiful! I do love your take on this challenge, it's so very different!

Majo

Christine Newman-Aumiller said...

This is really cool. I especially like the way you think - you get so wrapped up in what you are creating that you forget to document! That's me all over.