Although I scrap a lot of boy pages, every once in a while I go searching for that little something to make a page a bit more fancy or feminine. Yes, I have a few flowers, but most are too casual, usually made of paper, and just don't have the softness that I am sometimes seeking. While I admire the gorgeous sets of Prima flowers that are found in stores and on websites, the price always deters me from the purchase!
But, recently, as I was straightening up my scrap stash and clearing out some old supplies, I came across a box of fabrics...tulle, organza, etc., and I remembered a little technique I'd learned a long time ago. When many of these synthetic fabrics encounter heat and flame, they sort of melt, their edges curling up and shrinking. Tulle is one such fabric and this property makes it perfectly suitable for creating sheer, layered flowers that resemble some of the more expensive Primas. I shared the technique for creating these beauties on the Scraptastic blog.
Here's a recently completed project, where I used a single blue bloom to add the bit of femininity I desired.
|The pretty blue flower contrasts nicely with the lightly inked chipboard.|
|Here's a closeup of the stamp banner detail, an idea borrowed from the Sweet Paul blog.|