This is another foray Off-the-page for me and I have to say the results are well worth the effort.
- Fabric flower: clips, pins, hairbands etc from $2 store, chemist or handmade
- Stickles: Black Soot and Stardust you could alternatively use Graphite Pearl Pen, Black Pearl Pen and Holographic Glitter Liner from the Viva Decor range
- Viva Decor Glass Effect Pen
- Starburst Sprays: Afternoon Delight Denim, Carpathian Bluebells, French Lilac Violet, Magnolia Magenta Gold and Wisteria Purple Blue
1. Begin with clean fabric flower, depending on if the flower has more cotton = darker colours, more synthetic will result in lighter colours.
Work on one flower at a time, unless you'd like them both the same colours.
In the most simple way to create a coloured flower, begin with a white or pale coloured flower.
2. Spray lightest colour Starburst Spray onto flower first, this is Carpathian Bluebells.
Cover as much or as little of the flower as you like, you can see I sprayed it all.
3. I then like to spray the edges with the darkest colour, in this case it was Afternoon Delight Denim.
Then leave until fully dry.
4. Begin on second flower, this one will be a little more layered. Again begin with a white or pale flower.
5. This time I added Magnolia Magenta Gold to the centre of the flower. This pink would make a wonderful lily flower all by itself.
6. Then I sprayed French Lilac Violet over the tips of each petal.
7. Then I added Wisteria Purple blue over the top of BOTH previous colours.
When you add too much liquid too quickly, some of the colour runs off the fabric as you can see below. To achieve darker colours, you must add one or two colours, allow these to dry and then add extra colour over the top.
These are my flowers after drying, I love the blues but the purple flower is a little pale for what I had in mind.
8. To darken the purple flower I have shaken my Starburst bottle, then carefully unscrewed the lid. I am using the plastic straw to touch the flower petals and capillary action is doing the rest - the fabris sort of sucks the colour ot of the little tube. Keep adding more liquid using the straw to dab it onto the petals until the petals are fully covered. Yes you can spray it on - but this results in way more interesting patterns on your flowers.
This is how my flower now looks - a much richer and deeper colour. While the camera has not picked it up there is also a large variety of colours visible in this flower. Leave this to dry before proceeding to the next step.
9. Using Black Soot Distress Stickles, add spots to the flowers to imitate the pattern on real lilies.
Be careful not to squeeze too much out at once.
10. Add Rock Candy and Stardust stickles to the edge of each petal as you see fit. A little or a lot it's your choice. This adds sparkle and helps to seal the edge of the fabric.
11. Lastly using Viva Decor Glass Effect Pen - add some random droplets to petals - when dry these will look like drops of water.
Up close you can see how all of these elements combine to create a truly beautiful and sparkly flower.
and of course you can watch the process in action on YouTube
May your day sparkle,