Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Scrap Tech Tuesday - Fabric Flowers

Scrap tech Tuesday - Fabric Flowers

Postby Heidi » Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:33 am
This week I am going to show you how to make your own FABRIC flowers using some soft Muslin Fabric which is easy to work with and fray with.

1. Firstly you will need a small piece of Muslin Fabric (approx 10 cm x 5cm) and iron it flat;
2. Fold it in half and iron flat again, then cut the two sections


3. Next sew the two pieces of fabric together along the top.


4. Tie the ends of the cotton on the one end, and then pulling the other two cotton pieces on the other side, scrunch it up to look like this.


5. Once you have pulled the cotton and scrunched it up as much as it will go, tie the two ends of the cotton together in a knot so both sides will now be together and will not come apart. Then start fraying the edges of the fabric, the length of the fraying is totally up to you.


6. Next I have sprayed some Glimmermist Chalkboard - Peacock onto the flower, to give it a two tone effect, it dries pretty quickly
on the fabric. Lastly I added a Grey Jewel in the centre to finish the flower off.


So there you go, simple couple of steps, and very rewarding creating your flower, so I have it all ready for a layout where I need that something special added to the layout.

TFL and Happy Scrapping everyone.

Friday, 4 June 2010

Glimmermist CHALKBOARD

I saw these in the shop and wondered how to use them- would they be the same as normal Glimmermist?. It's no secret how much i LOVE using Glimmermist on most things, so of course I had to try them out.

WHAT IS CHALKBOARD? - I googled Glimmermist Chalkboard and this is what I found:-

This art medium will give you the same beautiful Glimmer as Glimmer Mist, yet the base will give you a semi-opaque finish that blends just like chalk. This is just like using art pastels or chalks! it will blend nicely with other Chalkboard colors or even with the original Glimmer Mist to create a variety of transparencies and add depth to your project.

and this is what I have tried them on so far!

Colour - CHALK (White)

I sprayed like you would normally directly onto a NAVY cardstock, I wondered whether you could actually see the white or whether it would be like the pearl Glimmerist and just give it a little shine - but to my SURPRISE - Yes ladies it shows up on the darker colours, check it out, don't you think it looks like a MILKYWAY of stars? :P5: :P5: :P5:


Colour - PEACOCK (Turquoise)


I tried the Peacock colour directly on the Pink Paislee Artisan Elements, it took a while to dry but it came out really well.

Colour - CONCORDE (purple)


here I have sprayed some of the Chalkboard directly onto a White Feather as well as a home made CRINKLEPAPER flower :- check out the close ups



I also tried some CHARCOAL Chalkboard on the Making Memories Vintage Charms and it took two days to dry but it came out very nicely - sort of giving it that old - weathered look.

and lastly I have tried it out on the PRIMA FELT - here I used the HOT CHOCOLATE - it works really well on the felt and dried almost instantly.


so if you have been toying with the idea of MAYBE buying some, I can tell you - they are pretty awesome, and there are lots of YUMMY colours in the shop

Still trying some more things, so keep an eye on the forum, will upload once I have played some more.

Happy Scrapping


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