Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Way Cool Flower


A couple weeks ago a stamp/scrap store up by Des Moines was having a sale that we went to and I was able to get a couple new sets of Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamps.. yay!!!  As I was putting things away I took the stamps out of the plastic bag they were in and started to threw that packaging away - like I've done with all the other sets I've acquired in the past couple of years - when my mind thought " flowers... Tim's die... I should keep that" and I took it back out of the garbage :-))  Later I took that packaging, stacked it up, and cut it with the Tattered Florals Die... I was thinking I would color the individual flowers with alcohol inks and then stack them up, add some heat and see how things went... so the flowers sat here for oh a week and I decided to just stack them because a clear flower could be cool.  I stacked all the flowers I cut from largest to smallest offsetting the petals as I worked up - there were 6 or so of each size of flower - poked a hole through the center and put a brad in.... then used the heat tool carefully holding on heat, backing up, doing quick bursts as things got warmer so that just the ends of the petals were curling, working my way around the flower.  VERY COOL!!  Then I decided maybe just a little alcohol ink for highlights so I put some caramel on a piece of felt (on the tool) and started pouncing it on the flower.... WAY COOL!!!  I also colored the brad with the caramel alcohol ink.  I took a few pictures of the flower laying on different colors of cardstock (remember you can click on a picture to make it larger and then use your back arrow to get back to the blog).  Now to use it in a project!!!!


22 comments:

SusanK said...

Very cool! I save all my packaging because it has so many uses. I really should use more of it...stash is getting too big. lol

Debby said...

That turned out cool. I love how you added color to the edges.

Vic said...

Very cool! TFS

Netty said...

So beautiful and can understand how pleased you are as the effect is gorgeous, Wanda.

Yours Artfully said...

Don't you just love it when an experiment turns out the way you had hoped....these are beautiful.

Lin

McStamper said...

Great flower, Wanda. Love your art.

Eileen said...

Way cool is right! I've made flowers with the heavier plastic packaging, but never with the thin flexible kind. Something for the to-do list. Thanks for sharing!

Von said...

Very pretty Wanda I had the same problem of using mine on a project as I didn't want to part with them lol

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, that's amazing Wanda. I use the thisk packaging but never the thin stuff. Hmmmmm.

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a fun idea! This is a fantastic flower.

Turid said...

Not cool, dear: HOT! Clever to use the heat gun this way. But you give me problems. I am trying to throw away some of the plastic and papers I have collected over the years, and I was about to be able to do at least a few... But now you.

Barbara said...

Amazing! I was cleaning my workspace yesterday and had cut down ALL my packaging to use for just this. I was going to try some embossing but I just LOVE the flower! I'm off to try it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Georgee said...

Such beautiful a flower! I save most all my packaging anymore. There are so many uses. I've made one of these, need to make more. The clear acrylic I save also for clear elements.

Georgee said...

Such beautiful a flower! I save most all my packaging anymore. There are so many uses. I've made one of these, need to make more. The clear acrylic I save also for clear elements.

Georgee said...

Such beautiful a flower! I save most all my packaging anymore. There are so many uses. I've made one of these, need to make more. The clear acrylic I save also for clear elements.

Marjie K said...

Very cool! So many possibilities with that thin packaging. Great idea!

Dezinaworld said...

Good gracious Wanda, you are so so clever. beautiful inventive work my friend
hugs June x

Ruby's Girl said...

This is very interesting and I NEED to try it soon! Thanks for sharing how you did it Wanda!
Judy

Sharon said...

Wow this flower is amazing - so effective - what a wonderful creation!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Very cool.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

THis is very cool...what we save for the sake of "art"....I better go check my trash can:)

Laura said...

Great idea....now I just have to go get the same die!!
Laura