Thursday, 2 February 2012

Metal & Acetate: flowers


Question #1 to start today's post... 

How do you turn this.... 

into... THIS !

Question #2: who's behind such a beauty? Isa's Art of course. Isa took a little break the last few weeks, and I'm so glad she is back with us this week as I love her projects. And I know you do too!
So I will let Isa tell you all about it...

STEP 1 : I cut the flower with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Floral die for the 3 big flowers and Sizzix Original Frame and Sculpted for the little one.
STEP 2 : I used Ranger's Alcohol inks to colour the flowers

STEP 3 : I stamped the Crafty Individuals flower swirls with Versamark ink and embossed it with Ranger Frosted embossing powder
I purposely used a acetate which is NOT heat resistant to have the flower curling up once heated.

STEP 4: to shape the flowers, place them on a bottle cap, heat to soften the acetate and press with an applicator handle. You can also shape the petals when they are still warm

STEP 5: you can highlight the petals with Rub 'n Buff

Add a button or other embellishment at the centre of the flower and decorate your jar
The jar lid was painted with acrylic paint

Stamps Crafty Individuals CI-235 and CI-
Ranger Frosted embossing powder

See you tomorrow


  1. Ooh, these are beautiful. I'm not a flower fan but I really like this idea x

  2. Fan dabbie dosey!!! will have to have a go at these.
    Di xxx

  3. I love projects that make use of things we normally throw away. the acetate flowers are a wonderful idea.

  4. Absolutely fantastic,you are sooo clever :o) x

  5. This is amazing,I love the acetate flower, and I'm sure I've got some of that embossing powder somwhere. Just beautiful x

  6. Fabulous! The flower is amazing! x

  7. Ces fleurs sont magnifiques!!!!!
    Fabulous flowers!!!bizz

  8. This is stunning Isa what gorgeous blooms xx

  9. I love this flower! Didn't know where to get the RubnBuff before but I do now. Thanks so much for sharing your method - got to try it out.

  10. Beautiful! I've resisted alcohol inks but I think I'll have to give in after seeing this!

  11. Makes me think of Spring....Love it! Very cool idea! Tfs!

  12. I too love this flower and I just discovered Frosted embossing powder. On the photo it shimmers like silver, gorgeous.

  13. Gorgeous idea - might just have to go make some flowers for a special birthday card I'm making for my sister :)

  14. I'm very happy to see that you like it ! :-) Thank you for your comments.

  15. These flowers are absolutely stunning.Frosted embossing powder is a must!Gorgeous project

  16. tu as des doigts de fée Isa...cette transformation du bocal est géniale et les fleurs, un travail d'artiste

  17. Stunning effects love love the flower!!



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