Ah, spring… in New England, spring doesn’t really come until mid-April.
Proof of that would be the 20 inches of snow we got this past week. Bleck.
In defiance of the storm, I spent it in my craft room, working on this wreath for Tim Holtz’s Tattered Floral Challenge.
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Here’s a close up of the flowers, can you guess what they’re made of?
Then they were colored with various alcohol inks.
To give them their curled shape I hit each with my heat tool. After you heat all the petals give the center a final blast, then you can quickly shape it over a bottle cap or rounded tool.
Here are all my flowers and leaves, ready to go. To get rid of the plastic shine, each flower and petal was painted with a mixture of Matte Multi Medium and Perfect Pearl powder, thinned with quite a bit of water.
I glued pearls into each center with the Matte Multi Medium, dyed the wide silk ribbon with Distress Stains and added some butterflies.