Friday, 21 May 2010

Chintz 'n crepe!

A few weeks ago, Effie posted a link to a tutorial for some lovely crepe paper flowers {here}. I finally got round to getting some crepe paper to give this a go. I got white so it would be as versatile as possible since I can ink it or spritz it. Mind you, watching it expand with the moisture of the water and acrylic paint mix I used here was a bit alarming! It did dry with plenty of "stretch" left in it though and that's what you need for these flowers.

I've used this week's Inchie Inklings sketch - I hope Mona will forgive me for covering up a whole inchie and most of a second one!

I had a bunch of inchies stamped from a project that didn't work out. I needed to cover up that original stamping so I painted over with pearlescent acrylic paint (the same one as I watered down to colour the crepe paper). Once they were dry, I used Stazon to stamp the chintz pattern on there. A white embossed sentiment and a bit of machine stitching finished it off. The pearlesence made it a bit of a nightmare to photograph, the colour is probably truer in the detail shot below and since it's the same paint the flower and the inchies obviously match in real life!

I didn't glitter the edges of the petals on this flower (I have one set aside for another project where I did, though) and having assembled it I decided they would benefit from a bit more definition so I dry brushed more of the acrylic paint along the edge and just onto the surface of the petals. The centre of the flower is one of those glass pebbles you put in vases - I painted the back with with Precious Metal paint. The leaves are just hand cut (as were the smaller circles as I didn't have an appropriate punch).

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Vintage Chintz backgrounder
Cursive Expressions (Mona Lisa Moments line)

Simply Linen Black
Heavyweight crepe paper
Chipboard inchies

Stazon by Tsukineko (Jet Black)
Versamark by Tsukineko

Pearlescent pink acrylic paint
Sewing machine and thread
Glass pebble
Precious Metal pint by Viva Decor (Mother of Pearl)
1" circle punch

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a lovely weekend!


Caroline said...

Thats lovely Joanne - love the flower, must give that a go!

Effie said...

So pretty!...and addictive!

June said...

Ohhh thats lovely, very pretty and delicate looking with the crepe
hugs June xx

Kathy said...

You've done a fine job Joanne, the flower is so pretty. I'll be looking forward to seeing the other one too.
I love the inchies on the card, they look great - the mix of colours is so stylish too

Hazel said...

Love the inchie card (might try and join in with that sketch) and the crepe flower is very successful - very pretty x

Karen said...

ooo Joanne...that flower is sooo pretty! Love the whole card XXX

sam21ski said...

WOW, these flowers are fab, great colours xxxx love the stitching on the card too

Traceyr said...

Very delicate those flowers look Joanne. Super :)

Minxy said...

Oh isn't it pretty..thats the card and the flower im talking about:)

Janice said...

Those flowers look so delicate, beautiful job.

tracy said...

i love this card joanne and the flower is fab :)

Kaz said...

That's beautiful Joanne, I love the flower and it's centre. I think I may have to steal a few off mum next time I'm there!! xx

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Your flower turned out great!! Thanks for the link. Funny I almost did the same thing for this sketch : ) Have A Great Weekend!

Terri said...

Your cards are beautiful, and you did a lovely job with your crepe flowers. Thank you for mentioning my tutorial. I appreciate that. I am so glad you enjoyed the video.

Lorraine said...

like this flower reminds me of the dragonfly too

Lori Washburn said...

Great flowers Joanne~ thanks for sharing the details. Your creativity always inspires me. :)

Lori Washburn