Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Making Embellishments with the Beary Scrap



We have a really fun challenge going on over at the Beary Scrap. We want to see you make your own embellishments. All of the DT has been trying to come up with fun ways to inspire you, so you will really want to keep checking each day to see what we've got in store for you.

This week, I decided to make a flower for you, using the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. What might surprise you, is what I used to make the flower. I'm sure you probably have some baby wipes lying around your studio. Well, here's something new you can try with them. Use your Glimmer Mists to color the wipes. I don't even clean up where I have colors on my mat from other projects - just lay it down, and let it absorb what's there, and then keep spritzing to completely color it.


Dry the wipes thoroughly with your heat gun (they will feel rather stiff). Then cut 3 sets of the flowers with your die. Stack the flowers, and add glue or a brad in the center. You will be surprised how much this actually feels like fabric.

Papers: Bo Bunny Timepiece, Bazzill
Alpha Stickers: Echo Park For the RecordLinkRibbon: Seam Binding Latte
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Tickets: Maya Road
Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels
Dies: Tattered Florals
Punch: Martha Stewart
Epoxy Bubbles: Epiphany Crafts

5 comments:

Tenny Kusuma said...

OH MY GOSH. Never heard of this..and I think it's brilliant idea. I have tons of baby wipes..{still have a toddler}. I'm gonna give this one a try. TFS. Hugs -- Tenny

Heike´s Kreativ-Kiste said...

Wow...your Card ist beautiful.

Greeting from Germany

Heike

Wax Beach Artist said...

What a great new use for baby wipes! Thank you.

Elena C said...

I LOVE your flower. I make my own flowers using coffee filters. Same idea and I have colored them in different ways. I will try this though. You said they feel like fabric...the coffee filter ones become quite stiff. They hold their shape but are hard to mail.
Thanks for sharing ALL YOUR TIPS!!!
I love your blog!!!

Jona Panesa said...

this is really a great idea. I have been trying to try these. will keep those baby wipes!