Saturday, May 30, 2009

Faux-crylic Flowers Tutorial

I have had a few emails asking some specifics about the recent “faux acrylic/plastic” flowers that I’ve had on the last several posts.   I thought I would show you how I made them and hopefully ya’ll aren’t sick of them yet. LOL! 

This is a really easy process and you don’t need anything special… I think most crafters have a heat gun and embossing powder… and I KNOW you all have stamps! :) This is also a great project for using up those odds n ends paper scraps or papers you thought you loved but now can’t seem to figure out what to use them on….


Supplies Needed:
* Embossing Powder
* Versamark Ink
* Heat Gun
* Scissors
*Chunky Floral Image – CTMH Rustic Flowers
* Something like a pencil to roll your petals on
* Patterned Paper – Basic Grey

Step 1:
*  Load up stamp with versamark ink.  Stamp firmly and evenly onto paper.


Step 2:
* Sprinkle generously with clear embossing powder, tap off excess.


Step 3:
* Heat with heat gun and melt all powder.


Step 4:
* Cut out shape around embossed image.


Step 5:
* Curl edges around a pencil or other small round object.


Step 6:
* Scrunch the center and press petals forward.




Inky Smiles!


Julia said...

Oh I love it!! And lucky me, I have that set from CTMH!!! I'm so excited! Thanks for the tutorial, I WAS really wondering how those were made. Have an awesome weekend. I think I'll be stopping by Michaels to see about those fairly new EK Success border punches.

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Way cool! Thanks for the step by step instructions with pictures! It really helps! I love the final effect - very nice, different, flowers!

Leslie said...

So clever, thanks for sharing. I have that stamp set so I might have to give it a try.

Kathi Carlson said...

Thank you for sharing this!! I love those flowers and can't wait to give it a try!

Anita said...

Wow! What a cool way to make flowers.

Jeanne said...

Thanks E, for showing your secret to the flowers. I can't wait to try it out for myself! You're awesome!

CreativeMish said...

I love it! and I have that stamp set!!

Sarah said...

I love this...thanks for posting your instructions.

Barb said...

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing the info.

I've left you a little something something on my bloggie...if you get a minute check it out! ;-)

Savannah said...

I can not wait to try these out!

We made envelope bags at our last CTMH last month. They were so easy and so much fun and I thought of you! Here is a link to her instructions.

I hope the link works, the pictures are in the right order, but I know you can figure it out!

Carolyn said...

Pretty flowers!
Thanks for stoppin by Erin!!
Toby is a purebred American Cocker Spaniel. We love him to pieces!

I'll be back! :)