April 27, 2011

Modern Vintage flowers

I love vintage!! Last night I wanted to create a vintage flower for a modern card but was uncertain how I would do this. I started out using gesso to mute the colors of each flower that I cut out (don't have a flower cricut cartridge yet) and planned to use Tim Holtz's distressing inks to age them but soon decided that was not the way I wanted to go. The Gesso did end up serving a purpose by strengthening the flower and I needed less paint so I am happy I started out this way and will certainly be doing it again for many projects in the future.

What I did do was add black acrylic paint and Simply Screen printing paint by "PLAID"in these colors:
Blue Lagoon
Sugar Plum
Pond Scum 
I was amazed how well the paint went on and gave the credit to Gesso!!! ( my new found love)

Next I added Super Sparkly Big and Glitzy Glitter Glue..( that could be a tongue twister) on top of the dried paint and finally I added a vintage button that many of you may find in an old basket or bin at your Gram ma's house.  They turned out beautiful!!! Check them out!

There are two buttons , one large white and the vintage button fit perfectly into it.

OK so this one is not so vintage but I love it

That's right I used foam for the petals!

This flower is almost the size of the palm of my hand

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sleeplesswonder said...

Wow I am loving these flowers. TFS.
Melissa D

sleeplesswonder said...

Thanks for the comment, it made my day. :) If you want to know how to make the card, it is called an easel card, and there are a ton of tutorials on youtube. If you need any help with it just let me know, and I will see what I can do.
Melissa D

Naomi said...

Thanks Melissa! On my way to youtube!!! hugs

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