After the make 'n take with Wendy yesterday, I thought I would break open the pack, grab some rubberstamps I hadn't used in . . . years?, and try some flowers of my own.
This is my first go round with the grunge paper. I have some other ideas for my second try. And although I'm not all that jazzed with what I created here, I thought I would show you my technique just the same. I just didn't want my flowers to look like I just "copied" Wendy's. Know what I mean?
1. Pick out a rubberstamp and using Archival Ink, stamp image once on a piece of glossy cardstock and once on the Grunge Paper - smooth side . . .
2. Cut out the stamped pieces from the Grunge Paper . . .
3. Instead of Distress Inks, I used acrylic paints . . .
4. Paint the stamped image that you stamped on the glossy cardstock . . .
5. Paint the stamped image (front AND back) that you cut out from the Grunge Paper and with your fingers, curl the petals as much or as little as you like. Note: my petal edges weren't painted well enough. Be sure when you do this that you paint YOURS! . . .
6. Cut a piece of scrap Grunge BOARD (not the Grunge PAPER), paint it the same color as the back of your flower, cut it into small pieces and then glue one piece in the center of your flower . . .
7. Apply glue to the little scrap you attached and center the flowers onto the glossing cardstock stamped images . . .
Using whatever colors you like, paint a background and then mount on cardstock or whatever else you like . . .
I used Stickles Glitter Glue - Black Diamond in the center of the flowers. Oh, and I didn't use the grunge paper cut out of the butterfly for this piece. I liked the way it looked just stamped on the glossy card stock instead.
The theme for Mixed Media Monday this week is "Play"