Thursday, October 21, 2010

That's How Thursday!!

Hello there and happy Hip Hop Day!!  I've got a sweet "Acrylic Flower" tutorial to share with you today!!  You know I have a love for handmade flowers, so I thought this one would a be fun one to make to add to any project!!  So, let's get started...

We are using the following supplies today to make this specific flower:

- Ranger Distress Inks (Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, and Dusty Concord)
- Ranger Ink Blending Tool
- McGill 2 1/8" Dog Wood Flower Punch
- 3D Crystal Lacquer by Sakura
- Making Memories Hole Puncher
- Vintage Brad from my stash
- Ivory Cardstock
- Pencil


1. Punch out three each of the flower punch.  Follow same process on each flower.  Then, using your ink blending tool, blend in Tea Dye ink to top of the flower punch out.  Using Dusty Concord ink, stamp the checkboard ippity stamp to the top of the punched flower.  Distress ink the outer edges of the punched flower with Vintage Photo ink.

2 and 2a. Turn the punched flower to the back side. Using something soft and cushy (I used a mousepad), take your pencil and impress each petal, so you start seeing the edges of the flower indent upwards as shown in Step 2a.

3 and 3a. Turn the punched flower back to the front side. Using your pencil again, impress the center of the flower, so you start seeing the whole flower pop inward as shown in Step 3a.

4. Lightly cover each punched flower with 3D Crystal Lacquer. Let dry and set aside.
The photo of this step is at beginning of the tutorial.

5. Once the punched flowers are dried, take your hole puncher and in the center of each flower..poke a hole. Start layering each flower and then insert your brad. Now, gently with your fingers, shape and form your flower as you wish!! That's it!!

Here is a sweet little pillow box that I decorated using my acrylic flower!!  I plan on putting some sweet chocolate treats to give away to a very special person!!


Winner for this week's ippity blog hop is "LAURA"!!!

Laura's prize is the "Dots for Sure" ippity stamp set!!

Email: for your prize!!

Hope you enjoyed my acrylic flower tutorial!  If you haven't started the Unity hop...just scoot on over to the Unity Blog right away!  We've got lots of grateful/thankful projects to share with you today!!

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  1. Oeh, love this tutorial, that brown shiny flower is sooo gorgeous!!! Thanks!!

    Hugs, Wendy

  2. Fun tutorial. Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful tutorial!!!

  4. I love that there are sooo many ways to make beautiful flower embellies! THIS is stunning! love the browns and distressing with the laquered finish.

  5. That flower is AMAZING!!! I love it. So great. Thanks for sharing.

  6. another gorgeous way to do fab flowers-thanks, karen:)

  7. Perfectly amazing...great inspiration Karen!

  8. Fabulous flower tutorial! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. This is GENIUS Karen :)

  10. What a beautiful box Karen! I love the flower! Great tutorial!

  11. WOW! This is one gorgeous flower. Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial.

  12. OK....this is just a FABULOUS tutorial for a GORGEOUS project!

  13. Wow, how gorgeous is that??? Okay, I'm gonna give it a whirl and see if I can possibly produce one as pretty as yours.

  14. very pretty flower and great tutorial thanks so much!!

  15. Oh fab flower tutorial!!! I love it!!

  16. What a beautiful flower! Great tutorial:) TFS!!

  17. Beautiful flower...great tutorial!! Can't wait to try this out...TFS!!!