Saturday, 8 March 2014

Life's a garden, dig it.

Paper clay flower making was so addictive, so here's the result.....

The pile of flowers continued growing.... 
I used Spellbinders Sunflower dies to make the flowers, 2 layers of the large flower and 2 of the small. 
The whole lot was diecut using up unloved yellow card which is a colour I don't usually use. I sprayed the die cut flowers, dipped, dabbed and mopped ink up from my craft mat I used a cool red, yellow and black to get these variations. I liked the resulting colours much better.

From these, I then created this....

Two views of the same project. This is the other side.

I stuck the flowers back to back on stems using a holly napkin left over from Christmas wrapped around wire which I also coloured with peeled paint ink. I cut a few leaf shapes to add a bit more greenery. 

For the bottle vase, I used stamps from PaperArtsy Hot Pick 1009, to stamp on tissue paper. I coloured the reverse with acrylic paint, then when this layer was dry, I added another layer of white acrylic paint which I used to highlight the colour and adhere the tissue to a heart shaped bottle too. 
I sealed the tissue once it was dry using PVA glue which I painted over with a soft paintbrush. This gave the bottle a soft sheen too.

......and I still have flowers left over to play with some more, lol.

Thanks for looking
Alexandra xx


  1. Oh my Goodness Alexandra. I came to Thank you for leaving such kind comments on my blog, and your pretty flowers have blown me away. What a great talent you have. Hugs Rita xxxxx

  2. These are wonderful. I won't have my die cut machine back until next Fall or I'd try this.

  3. Wow, it must have taken you ages to make all those gorgeous flowers, I love them all. Your wiring is very skilful and I love how you decorated that beautiful vase too. Clever you! Thanks for visiting me and letting me know you are back, it is so lovely to see you here again in blogland! Big hugs, Anne xx

  4. Oh wow these are all just stunning, such lovely colors and shaping!!

  5. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Fabulous! Absolutely a gorgeous creation, Alexandra!

  7. Alexandra, though I knew you had been making paper clay flowers, I have to say I honestly thought these were real flowers when I first pulled up the photos. Amazing! Beautiful work on the vase, too. Very cute!


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