My Take on Grunge Flowers

I still had a brand new pack (from the RSC last March) of Grunge Paper that had never been opened.

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"

25 comments:

Pretty Things said...

SO much work goes into these -- I hope the layperson understands that!

Susan Sager Brown said...

I ADORE the top piece. The colors are Fantastic!!! Thanks for showing us how its done. xoSusan

SharDon Exclusives said...

Gorgeous! I love the 3D effect. Your work is always so delightful...Sharon

herminesplace said...

Fantastic!!

Genevieve said...

Gorgeous!

Anni's Art said...

Wonderful card love the 3D effect and the colors.

Diane said...

Oh, this is lovely! Diane

Stampmaiden said...

FUN!!!! I have the grunge paper. I think I can find the grunge board at Michael's. They carry a whole line of Tim Holtz products. Thanks for sharing!
Linda

indybev said...

Thanks for sharing the process. The end result is stunning. So much work in such a tiny piece! Kudos to you!

Robin said...

What a beautiful three dimensional piece!

Linda Cain said...

Stunning! LOVE it!

Linda

hastingshall2 said...

Love this marvelous textured technique. Hope to try it sometime myself. Thanks for sharing.
Faye

Rein said...

Beautiful!!

Hanne said...

What a great card! Thank you for your tutorial!

Julie Bou├ęsso said...

Absolutely love it! Always meant to stamp & paint as well! Great job! Cheers, Julie

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! That is gorgeous, and thanks for sharing how to do it! Did ya have lots of fun this weekend? I was thinking about you! xOxO

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

Absolutely brilliant!
Our local altered arts group was just talking about the grunge flowers. One gal made a wonderful rose and poppy. Thanks so much for sharing Sherry!

Charmingdesigns said...

I have never used this product. Thanks for showing what can be done with it. Might have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing. Laurie

MagicMarkingsArt said...

this is like a beautiful ray of sun on a warm summer day - love what you did!

Leah said...

Beautiful work, Sherry!!

Char said...

Your grunge paper flowers are really gorgeous. Thank you so much for the tutorial.

Marilyn said...

The grunge flowers came out great. Composition is pleasing and the black Stickles gives it some extra punch. Nice piece.

Gaby Bee said...

I love this three dimensional piece!
Fabulous colors, Sherry.
Gaby xo

paperqueen said...

Great technique! And very easy to follow directions. I haven't yet layers grungepaper on cardstock, and I love the idea. Thanks!
Eileen

NatashaMay said...

Beautiful work! I love sunflowers. :)