Weekend Craft: Spring Bouquet
Oh My Crafts - April 22, 2011
- Doodlebug: Plain & Simple Chipboard Flower Bouquet, Petite Prints, green
- Tim Holtz: alcohol inks--at least 8 colors (more if blending colors). Colors used: Sunset, Peach, Purple Twilight, Eggplant, Raspberry, Wild Plum, Shell Pink, Pink Sherbet, Lemonade, Sandal, Sunshine Yellow, Hazelnut, Lettuce, Pesto, Pool, Stream, blending solution and ink applicator
- Tattered Angels: misting mat
- Clearsnap: Smooch Spritz: green
- Oh My Crafts: Oasis Blue vinyl
- Provo Craft: Cricut Expression, cartridge: Songbird
- Making Memories: ribbon spool: orange
- Marvy: heat emboss tool (optional)
1. Ink one small and one large flower (drop a few dots of color on felt pad and dab quickly using an up/down motion) in each of the eight colors chosen on misting mat. Wipe excess ink off mat before it dries. If it does dry, a little Windex will remove the ink.
2. Set aside to dry. Repeat with a new color and new felt pad until all flowers are colored.
1. Ink button centers in Sunshine Yellow and Sandal. Let dry.
2. Ink edges of buttons.
1. Separate white grass on mat and mist with Smooch Spritz. Let dry.
2. Turn over and spray remaining white pieces until desired level of green is reached.
1. Trim a piece of Petite Prints to 9⅞”. It may be necessary to trim an additional amount from paper so that if fits just below the lip of the vase.
2. Curl paper around into a tube and insert in vase. Adjust paper as needed.
3. Follow directions that come with kit for inserting flower stems.
1. Cut out phrase using chart found in this article's photo gallery.
2. Weed around letters and pick out centers.
3. Trim piece of transfer tape to size of phrase. Remove backing and apply to phrase. Burnish.
4. Gently lift transfer tape and phrase from liner.
5. Apply to vase and burnish.
1. Tie ribbon around vase and arrange tails.
Make sure stems and grass are completely dry before handling. Use heat emboss tool to warm up stem if a bent stem is desired. Be careful not to heat too much. Remove heat and bend into shape.
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