Saturday, November 13, 2010
Postcard from Winter
I made the flowers out of acrylic and vellum. I've been wanting to make acrylic flowers ever since I saw one made by one of the most talented ladies in the craft, Irene Tan. I really love how vellum adds a luminosity to anything it is near. I used a Tim Holtx Sizzix cutting die, his grungy flowers for the entire flower. I used the acrylic for the medium sized flower in the picture. I cut and then embossed the acrylic using my Cuttlebug. Then I grabbed Silver and Stream Alcohol Ink. I added more silver to my pad than I did the stream color and then just blotted and twisted to give the acrylic a swirly look. Then I got my tweezers and my heat gun and started to heat the acrylic so that I could bend the leaves. I need to tell you that any embossing I did, was removed by the heat gun. The acrylic becomes floppy and relaxed. The relaxed part is what did away with the embossed features, so try to remember that when you do this. Embossing is futile if you heat it. Then I glued the acrylic to two of the vellum daisy-like flowers. Then I took the smallest flower that was cut from the die, also in vellum, and glued that to the top of the acrylic flower. I added a pearl and some diamond stickles and there you have it. Easy Peasy!!! Really!
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