Friday, July 4, 2014

Paper Flowers

Happy you could drop by {smile}.  I wanted to share this sweet 'forever bouquet' with you.   It is another Bunco prize.  This sweet small bouquet has 4 pink paper blossoms, 4 vanilla paper blossoms, and 8 tiny white blossoms.  

I originally altered this mason jar to hold the paper blossoms.  However, it looks . . . odd.   I have come to the conclusion that the bouquet is too small for the container.  {frown}  So, I set out to find a 'better' container.  And, yeah, I had a smaller glass jar in my craft room.  Shocking, I know {smile}.
Anyways, I am in the process of painting that jar.  I used 2 coats of cream chalk paint and then a top coat of white chalk paint to create the above (masterpiece) mason jar.  So, I am in the process of doing the same to the glass jar.  Hopefully I will have a chance to share that jar, once it's done.

For the pink blossoms, I used the new spiral flower die from Stampin' Up!.  I ran my pink pirouette card stock through my paper crimper 5-6 times before I die cut the blossoms.  I rolled them, and used my glue gun to hold the blossom together.  I brushed the tips of the petals with clear crackle paint and dusted each blossom with dazzling diamonds glitter.
For the vanilla blossoms, I used the pansy punch from Stampin' Up!.  I punched four blossoms for each flower.  I cut a petal or two off each punch and pieced the blossom together.  I brushed the petal tips with white crackle paint and dusted them with dazzling diamond glitter.
The white tiny blossoms were created with a retired punch by Stampin' Up! (boho blossom).  I punched two florals for each blossom, and used clear crackle paint and glitter to the petal tips.
The leaves were made with the pick a petal punch by Stampin' Up! (retired) along with a pear pizzaz polka dot DSP (retired, too). 
To create the shapes, I used different 'tools' to bend the petals/leaves.  I also used my stylus to create curves.  I sponged all the edges of the papers, so it would give definition to the petal/leaf shapes.  I sprayed everything with water, and used my heat tool to speed the drying.   (This step creates a permanent, tough as steel, shape.)
All blossoms were attached to wires, and the wires are covered with florist tape, to hide the different colors, and to give the bouquet a finished, collective look.
Thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have found some inspiration here {smile}

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