Tuesday, August 9, 2011

CTMH Art Philosophy Flower tutorial day 2

Hello, friends!

Today I have a tutorial on how to give your 3D flowers a WOW factor. There are several ways to do this and today I am going to show you 5. Now there is definitely lots more than 5, but this will give you a starting point.

All flowers used for this tutorial was cut out at 3 1/2" using the CTMH ART PHILOSOPHY cartridge. If you are interested in buying this FABULOUS cartridge click here==> Melanie's Close To My Heart site 


I had a question yesterday about how long this cartridge will be priced at $99, so I thought I would address this at this time. I do not know of any sales on this cartridge or price change until the next catalog comes out. Now that does not mean a price change will occur then, but typically the prices in the catalog do not change until the new catalog comes out. To simplify, this is most likely the price for the next 6 months.



Now on to the tutorial...


First lets talk about inking. I actually ink all of my flowers. I did not ink yesterday's because I wanted to make it as simple as possible. Inking gives the flower a more realistic look.

To ink you will need:

a sponge

and some ink


Then all you do is load up your sponge with the ink and darken the edges of the spiral before you roll it. I recommend inking both sides.

You are left with this which is kind of hard to see in this picture, but it has a nice mix of light and dark shades.

Here is a photo of the flower we made yesterday and the flower we just made. They are both made using the same color of cardstock. Notice the color difference?

Next tutorial is going to be glimmer misting. To so this you will need some glimmer mist and a flower that is already made.

I like to have a small box lined in paper towels to do my glimmer misting in. Then I just lay the item in the box and generously spray the glimmer mist. It will need to dry a bit, but before that it is good to move the petals around a little more because your flower is very pliable while it is wet.

Your end result is a slightly glittered flower. The effect is very subtle, but beautiful!


The next tutorial is glittering. Now this can be done many ways for many different types of effects. For this flower, I simply added liquid glass to the edges of the flower and then dipped it in glitter.

This is the result!

The next tutorial is adding adhesive backed pearls or buttons to the center of your flowers. You can use anything you have on hand. I used these pearls from Close To My Heart.

and this is the result...I want to say something else about this particular flower. If it was cut large it would be an excellent bow for a gift!

The final tutorial for today is adding dew drops to your flowers using the liquid glass. This is super simple to do and looks great when it is dry!

Also with this last flower I rolled the edges with my fingers before it was made.It looks like this.

When you are done this is the result.
and here is the flower with LOTS of dew drops. Perhaps it has just rained ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Tomorrow's tutorial is showing you how to use the supplies you get with the ART PHILOSOPHY bundle. I call it CUT-STAMP-ELEVATE!

I look forward to seeing you all back here tomorrow!

Have a TREMENDOUS Tuesday!

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67 comments:

Short Scrapper said...

Thanks for all the info. I'm looking forward to this set, but I need school to start again first. I appreciate the tutorials. Keep 'em coming! :)

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

Wow thanks for sharing how to add to the flowers, they all look great!!
Kristan

Joan Smith said...

Wow...once again great tutorial...love all the different techniques....thanks so much "OH GREAT ONE" !!!

Show Love-Make Cards said...

These are lovely! Thank you for all the ideas.

Amy said...

These are all beautiful, Melanie. Thanks so much for taking the time to make these tutorials!

Peg said...

Great tutorial, beautiful flowers, thanks for all the info!

Tami B. said...

It's really nice seeing different variations of treatments/techniques on a basic element.

joanieg said...

Great tutorials! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

SallyP said...

Thank you so much for the tutorials! I love flowers, but mine never look this good!

Miranda said...

Thanks for the tutorials!

Lorraine said...

wow stunning thankyou for sharing x

scrapdiva said...

Thank you for the tutorial, all the flowers are so beautiful

Trina said...

Thanks for sharing.

TanyaT said...

Thanks so much for the great tutorials. I am glad the price will remain the same for a while (I was hoping it wasn't a one-month introductory thingy or something like that). I truly love your blog and all the inspiration you provide...I visit daily for a dose of your creativity! Thanks so much!

snappy scrappy said...

Great ideas to spiff up the flowers!! Lee-Ann :)

Crafting Katie said...

Thanks for all of the great ideas! Your flowers are gorgeous!

Sue Alger said...

thanks for the tutorial. The flowers are so pretty.

wahixane77 said...

These flowers are fabulous. Definitely going to try these tricks when my cartridge arrives!

lindagk23 said...

Thank you for sharing all the info. I love all the different ideas to use on the flowers! They are beautiful! Have a wonderful day! lindagk23

Marissa said...

Thank you for taking the time to show us the step-by-step directions! They are awesome, and the flowers look beautiful!

ScrappyChick said...

Man...thanks to you I broke down and bought the cartridge...lol. Hopefully I can hide the purchase from my husband. He really doesn't like all the enablers out there...making me spend money...lol!

Michaal said...

Thanks for all the tips! I finally broke down and ordered the cartridge today. Visa thanks you as well!!

Kristen Ann said...

I'm definitely bookmarking these tutorials! It's so much easier to actually see step-by-step pictures of something rather than trying to read instructions. Thanks!

surfnfroggie said...

Thanks for this tutorial, it has helped me alot! Now do a tutorial on how we can all afford all these great cartridges! lol!
surfnfroggie

Sheri said...

Thank you so much for the great posts. I am loving this cartridge and can't wait to get mine!

Jingle said...

These are so pretty! One of my favorite things about this cart is these flowers!

kim said...

great tutorial thx. Kim

Carolee said...

Great tutorial. Thanks so much. Your flowers are sensational and now we can make them! Woo Hoo!

kim.mom said...

LOVE these tips! Thanks so much for taking the time to do this!

MizMaryAnn said...

It is great to see all the different ways to make and decorate the flowers. Thank you for the instructions.

Lisa P said...

Great job on the flowers. So many ideas to try now.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to show how you make your beautiful flowers. The knowledge helps make my projects that much better looking.

Kathleen (jbaugh1481@aol.com)

angel4ever said...

These flowers are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for showing us how it's done! ♥

mamawcindy said...

All of the flowers are great. Wish I had that Cartridge. Thanks for Sharing! :0)

Maria said...

You're really making it hard for me not to buy this! lol I was kind of hoping they'd release just the cart eventually....

bettie said...

great idea! as a bow for a package!

Luv 2 Create said...

I am lov'en these daily tutorials, tips and techniques. Thank you for doing this. Your flowers are wonderful and it is going to be fun to practice these techniques once we have our cartridges.
Marcie

Conniecrafter said...

Great flowers!

Crhiga said...

Thank you for all the great tips and techniques!!!

Carol

Glori said...

This is such a great tutorial!! I learned alot!! The flowers look amazing! Can't wait to see more projects and try it out!!

chilindra at att dot net

Carolyn K. said...

Thanks for showing us how to make such beautiful paper flowers, Melanie!

Peg Toth said...

nice! The tutorial is great! Thanks.

jacgonz said...

Way to go Melaine the feature w/Cricut! Awesome job. Love flowers! You make it look easy.

Susan in Devon said...

fabulous cant wait for this cartridge. Glad someone is showing us the 3d elements. TFS

JANLYNN said...

Thanks for these great tips. These little additions really gave your flowers pop power.

Luria said...

I Love the inking and the glitz on your flowers. TFS

Luria

Karen said...

Thanks for the tutorials. PC needs to hire you!

Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

Cynthia B. said...

Thanks again for another tutorial! Don't know if I can wait 6 months for the price of this cart to go down. ;)

blueskygirl said...

Melanie,
I am loving your tutorial this week. I never know how to use different products so this is great! Thank you so much for sharing!

jamme said...

Thanks for all the tips. Even though I don't have this cartridge, I can still use your ideas on other projects

Sparkly Scrap Girl said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial!

Angie P. said...

Thanks for the tutorials. I guess we can use the same ideas for the Flower Shoppe cart.

Bunnyfreak said...

Stunning. Thanks for the tutorials.

Elaine said...

Thanks Melanie! So very helpful!!

Shellee said...

Really appreciate all of the tutorials. Please keep 'em coming!
Shellee

Angela said...

What great tips! You make a little thing make a big difference!

momma mo said...

oooh, you got my creative juices flowing! Great ideas!

jacgonz said...

Yay, been having trouble making comments! I so love flowers, those are fabulous - all those cricut cartridges get more and more get-able daily. thanks.

star said...

Great ideas, makes buying the cartridge a must.

Lady Fair said...

Great tutorial, love all your suggestions for accessorizing your flowers. Love that liquid glass for dew drops!

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Jekisca said...

I LOVE these!! Thanks for showing how they work and your creative tips.. Your tutorial has really made me decide I need to get this cartridge set! Love it!
Thank you!!

Got2BCrafting said...

I am loving the tutorials Melanie!! Thank you so much for all the great ideas. I can't wait to give these techniques a try. :)
Lori

Deneen said...

All the flowers look wonderful. Thanks for the tutorial. I love paper flowers and you have showed me great ways to make them look even better.

Susan said...

What amazing results! Thanks so much for sharing.
SusanJ in Atlanta

Kim. said...

Amazing results, love how the different effects look.
Kim xXx

Anonymous said...

Flowers, flowers, flowers, these are so much fun. Thanks for the tips on the finishing touch.

Anonymous said...

Amazing! They look so real. Thank you so much for all the info.

 
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