|I used Vintage Mix'd Media Inx by Donna Salazar to distress.|
Hi everyone! I don't have a crafty card or project to post today but I do have some handmade flowers to share with you. I love the girlie grunge look of Donna Salazar and I spent some time this weekend viewing her Tuesday Tutorials. Donna makes gorgeous flowers and on one episode she shared a wonderful time saving tip-die cut flowers in colors you use often and store until needed. She completes some of the flowers creating her 'flower bouquet' stash while others remain in their die cut state until needed. I spied a wild rose on Donna's blog that Mistra Hoolahan, a member of her design team, used on a scrapbook layout. Mistra was kind enough to include a link to her tutorial and these are the flowers I am sharing today. The options are endless and this is a perfect way to use up those scraps or perhaps paper you've been hoarding, like me. ;) For her wild rose she is using Donna's Rose Creations dies by Spellbinders however the process can be applied to any die cut flower. One note from me, heavier cardstock can take the water better as a light weight paper will tear easily. If you really want to use a lighter weight paper go easy on the water and crumple gently. Another thing is Distress Inks do not work with this application, the ink disappears which is why I am using Donna's Mix'd Media Inx. It actually blends with the water and you can create amazing watercolor effects with this ink. I'm totally addicted to it!!! Here's the next set and you can see the variety you are able to create with this one die.
|I've used Patina Mix'd Media Inx on these.|
|You can create the height you want by shaping each layer.|
|I used Indigo Mix'd Media Inx on these & Crystal Snow glitter.|
|I used two shades of purple cs for this rose, love it!|
Thanks for stopping by and I'll be back soon with a crafty project. I'm currently working behind the scenes on future DT projects and handmade Christmas gifts as I type this post. I've been inspired by the many talented people out there in the crafty blogosphere and each person on my gift list is receiving at least one handmade item from me. With all of my other "jobs" I am going to be a busy, busy girl. Have a wonderful day wherever you are and a big welcome to my newest followers! :)