Faux Metal Tutorial

This was so much fun!!! My page titled The Journey (above this tut) features this faux metal. Here are the supplies you'll need...

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Crepe Paper Carnations

How much do I love thee? Let me count the ways!! Isn't this flower adorable!? I ran across this tutorial on the web months ago and it has been rolling around my head ever since. It is so versatile making it perfect for every one one of your gorgeous creations. Let's go!

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Calla Lily

I fell in love with this flower when I saw a video for it on the Heartfelt Creations website. So, if you don't want to read my tutorial you can click here to watch it over at HC. I did distress this up a little bit, which is not on the video. All right! Let's get started......

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Faux Leather Tutorial

Making faux leather is easier than you think. I know, I say that about a lot of my tutorials. Have I been wrong? LOL...

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Snowy Poinsettia

These flowers are just too cute! They are beyond easy to make too...BONUS!

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Emerging Color Stamping Technique

Ok, I'll admit it...I really love stamping and the more I stamp the more I want to stamp. It's a wonderfully vicious circle. Emerging Color is one of those techniques that have some very basic and constant elements to it, but the creative license is all yours in how you present it. I'm sure if you Google or YouTube you will find a ton of tutorials and a lot of them will be very similar. Emerging Color boils down to this one word: resist. This is at its very core a resist technique. The whole trick to doing this is to remember that you will work in layers.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Calla Lily Tutorial

I fell in love with this flower when I saw a video for it on the Heartfelt Creations website.  So, if you don't want to read my tutorial you can click here to watch it over at HC.   I did distress this up a little bit, which is not on the video.  All right!  Let's get started......

  • Lily Petals Pre Cut Stamps - You will use the largest stamp (Heartfelt Creations)
  • Perfect Petals Die Set by Spellbinders - You will use the largest die (Heartfelt Creations)
  • Cuttlebug (not pictured)
  • Glitter (not shown) and Glitter Tray
  • Paper Distresser
  • Ink (I used two: Bundled Sage Distress Ink, and Coffee Bean Archival Ink)
  • Jolee's Boutique Vintage Flower & Bud Stickers (can be bought in various places)
  • Floral Tape
  • Paint brush, pen, or stylus - something to curl your flower
  • Glue (I used Zots)
 Step One

I wanted the inside of my lily to have more of a variegated look.  I first covered my stamp in Bundled Sage and then strategically hit specific areas with the Coffee Bean.  **Tip - always start with the light color when using more than one ink.  This way you won't muddy up the light ink pad.  I had to use a paper towel to lightly blot of some of the brown ink, otherwise it would have been really dark.  I was going for a more washed out look so I didn't want super dark ink.

Step Two

Cut out the stamp using your Spellbinders die. Now cut off the bottom 1/2 inch of the flower.

Step Three

Distress the edges of the petal and crinkle up the petal giving it a worn look.  Take Bundled Sage and hit the edges and some of the wrinkles.  Remember to do the back because when you curl your lily it will show.  Add some water (for such a small piece you can use a paint brush, Q-Tip, or your fingers) around the edge of your petal.  Remember that you used Distress Ink so try not to get the center of your flower wet or you will loose some of the detail from the stamp.  Now start to work your paper to give some curl to the edges and waves to your flower.  While the paper is still damp, place your petal vertically (like above) and place your paint brush (also vertically) and roll the bottom of the flower around your brush until the bottom looks like a lily. You are rolling it from side to side and not top to bottom.

I don't have pictures of the last step, but you can refer to the sample picture at the top.  Now stake a flower stamen and using glue place the stamen inside the lily.  You can thread the stamen through the bottom of the flower.  You may also need to glue the bottom edge of your lily where you curled it around.  I cut down a wooden skewer for the stem and wrapped the stamen around it.  You can use floral wire or whatever you like for the stem of your flowers.  The last thing you need to do is wrap floral tape around everything to secure it in place.  I decided to use some Rock Candy Stickles on the inside to give it some shimmer and I also rolled the edge in some silver glitter to match the other flowers on my page.  Not something you need to do, but this just gives you an idea of how you can customize it to coordinate with other flowers you may be using.


LISA said...

Lisa..Just gorgeous!! I am lucky to be a designer for Heartfelt Creations..So do you know what that means?? I HAVE ALL THE STUFF TO CREATE YOUR GORGEOUS LILY'S!!!!!!!!!! And I must say they are Off The Hook beautiful..They look so real. Thank you for putting the tutorial out there!!

zunaira mehar said...

Today, I went to the beach front with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said You can

hear the ocean if you put this to your ear. She put the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it

pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!
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