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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Coloring Silk Flowers - Tutorial Technique

Wait till you see this great way to make a white silk flower any color you want !!!!! The other day I reviewed the Stampin' Up! Pretties Kit on Pg 178, item # 109114. Here's the link if you would like to see that review. I had seen a couple of blogs where others had changed the color of their silk flowers, so I had to give it a try too. It is so easy to do.

The Pretties Kit is LOADED with silk flowers, rhinestone brads, hat pins, pearls, half pearls and more.

This is what my finished silk flower looks like. I love the contrast of the colors and the elegance of the added pearl to the center. The pearl is a half pearl (totally flat on one side).

I used the largest flower of the silk flowers and one of the smaller ones. Since this project uses water and the markers I highly recommend that you do this on a covered surface with lots of paper towels.

Using the Rose Red Stampin' Write marker, item #100063 I colored in the petals of the small flower. You can do this as dark as you would like. Remember when you mist it the colors will lighten. Experiment too with just coloring the edges or coloring in streaks then spraying. I wanted an overall color effect so coloring in the full petal was my choice.

Here's the completed small flower. I left the center white.

Using the Regal Rose Stampin' Write marker, item #105108, I colored in the petals of the large flower. I'm working with layers of paper towels underneath. The ink will bleed thru, especially after misting.

Here are the two completed flowers. There are some white areas on the petals showing, that is OK. Misting will bleed the colors together and make them more uniform. I intentionally left the center white of both flowers.

Using a small mister, I saturated both flowers with water.

If there are any areas you want more color in, just redo the process above in that area. I'm not concerned about the white of the large flower center as the small flower will be placed on top. Allow flowers to thoroughly dry before layering.

Here are the two Stampin' Write Markers that I used. You can color your silk flower any color that you would like.

Layer the small flower on top of the large flower using Mini Glue Dots, item #103683 on Pg 192. I used 3 of them to adhere the two flowers together.

Also using two mini glue dots, I put the half white pearl in the center. The kit has both white and cream/ivory pearls in many sizes ... choose the one that best suits your flower. Remember the silk flowers may be done in any color you would like to use. There are so many choices of colors using the Stampin' Write Markers.

Won't this be a perfect addition to a card or even to a ribbon on a package. I think the result is very elegant, and so very easy to do.

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- - Sheryl - - said...

Beautiful! I have this kit and love the versatlity!
I have left you a blog award on my blog!

Sheena said...

Pretty! I gave you a blog award!! So go to my blog to pick up your award!!!

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