Friday, June 7, 2024

It's Ideal!

 Hi!  I am back to share some new Idea-ology from Tim Holtz!  The Funkie Junkie Boutique team is sharing their inspiration using the new Idea-Ology and here is where I went with the new Paper Strips!

The paper strips vary in size and pattern.  They work well with creating a gorgeous background or even a basket weave.  I paired together varying widths and patterns to create a solid background for my card.  Then I sponged a watered down white acrylic paint across the surface to soften the pattern. After that dried a touch of brown dye ink was sponged around the edges. 
I saw some fabulous fabric flowers at a vintage flea market a few months ago and they were in the back of my mind and I wanted to try to create something similar.
I have to say the ones at the flea market were constructed much better than mine because I am sure that the designer sewed her petals.  I lack in sewing so I took a quick route and just stapled mine together using the mini attacher.

To create these beautiful flowers you will need to cut many squares out of the fabric that you want in varying sizes.  My first flower had two layers of 1 1/4" by 1 1/4" squares and then a top layer of 1" by 1" squares. 

I sprayed all the fabric with dye ink and let them dry.  After that I folded them into funnels and stapled them.  I repeated for all the petals.  I then used  a glue gun to glue them all together ontop of a base piece of cardstock.  

After they were assembled I added a layer of vintage buttons in the center and sponged white acrylic paint across the surface to add a touch of shabby chic.  This flower was too big for my card front so I recreated a second version with smaller squares (1" x 1",  3/4" x 3/4") to use on the card.  I also changed up the colors on to coordinate with the paper strips.



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