Welcome Crafters!! I am so glad you’ve popped along! Hopefully you have joined me today for the Tattered Lace Blog Hop, but if you weren’t aware of it, you can get started back at the beginning on the Tattered Lace Facebook Page. Today we will guide you through some of the inspirational Blogs and Facebook pages of the Tattered Lace and associated brand’s Demonstrators, allowing you all to have the chance to win a £50 Crafting Voucher at the end too!
So lets get started!! I have chosen to show you today the amazing Fleurs Flower Forming Tools. This includes Flower Shaped Dies, Spritzes, Shaping Tools, a Flower Forming tray, Specialty Papers, and even an instructional DVD to watch and follow. I featured these quite recently on Create and Craft TV, and they will be coming soon to Crafting.co.uk!
Just here is the necklace that I made for you today, using some flowers, all created using Fleurs Flower Forming tools! (and my beautiful little mini-me modelling it!)
These amazing blooms are so easy to put together, and here’s how…
Firstly, You will need a die cutting machine. Any sized machine will work, but cut 4-5 layers for each of the flowers you would like to make. I have used the speciality card stock as it withstands the shaping and inks really well.
Within the die sets, there are lots of sizes, ranging from large to small, so you have the freedom to create almost any size you desire!
Next you may choose to add colour. I used the Fleur Ink Sprays, as the mica content in these is unreal!! So much shimmer, and the spritzing bottles never seem to clog up, which is just another bonus!
I placed my petals into a washable tray lid to spritz, so that my desk didn’t get any messier than it needed to. I allowed the ink to soak in for a few minutes, before I started shaping them. You could also at this stage, scrunch up your petals a little to give them more texture.
So here’s the part that really brings these flat die cuts to life…using the moulded flower former.
Whilst they are still damp, use your adjustable ended tool to press each petal into one of the inverted domes. You can use any one of the domes, depending on the look are you going for, so it is worth having a play and experimenting.
Once all your petals are shaped, you could either leave them in the tray to dry naturally, or you could lift them out carefully with tweezers and finish drying them off with a heat gun.
Next, you will need to glue each of the layers together. I prefer hot glue, but if you have more time to wait for the adhesive to dry, you could use a cold wet glue.
You can then add extra detail such as stamen to the centres. Again, these are available along with the Flower Forming kits! I finally finished each of my flowers off with a light brush of white acrylic paint over the tips of the petals. This really adds to the shabby chic look!
Now my flowers were together and looking beautiful, it was time to put them together. Usually these would go on a card or scrapbook page, maybe an altered piece, but today I wanted to make a piece of jewellery for my daughter. She loves to be fashionable, but finds childrens accessories too childish, but adults too large, so cue ‘Best Mummy Award’!!
With the addition of some smaller blooms, metal embellishments and some lace, I jazzed up a simple pearl necklace. She absolutely LOVES it, as do I!
So now you’ve seen my make for today, please do continue along our hop to the next wonderful crafter, Debbie who will be showing you some wonderful Parchment Craft techniques! Please don’t forget to follow on to the end, where you will have the chance to win a wonderful prize!
Any glitches along the way, here’s the chain of posts to help you along the way 😊