Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Glass Flowers made easy

Hi all, it is Tammylee again today to share another Technique Tuesday with you. This week I have chosen to show you a fun and easy way to make your own glass looking flowers.

So first I will show you most of the supplies that you will need. I have my melting pot, Utee (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel), my flower punch, small paint brush, few scraps of paper, a piece of vellum not shown are fabric flowers, Stampin Up markers, embossing pad,tweezers, crystal lacquer and heat gun.




The first thing to do it to turn on the melting pot to get the UTEE hot. Then while that is getting hot you can start punching your flowers. Here I have punched a bunch of vellum ones and two from different colored card stock. I next take my Stampin Up markers and color the center only on the daisy's. Even the most vibrant colors will mellow out a little so go wild here. You can even color the entire flower, if you want. With the paper daisy's I curl up the ends a little with the paint brush end. Next step is to drop three of the daisy's into the melting pot. I do three so that they don't get close to each other. To make it easier to take them out you can use the plastic tweezers that you can purchase for the melting pot and rub it in an embossing pad. You will find this helps so the flowers don't stick to much. If they do don't worry.







Next I take the fabric flowers and do the same thing. I let them all dry. I use the daisy's individually for projects or even double them up for a fun texture look.










After the fabric flowers are finished drying (this only takes a minute) I take crystal lacquer and put a small amount in the center of my bottom flower. I repeat this once more in the middle flower to attach my top flower. You can use any adhesive that works for you. I find this works well, and then just heat set with my heat gun.

Once they are set they are good to go. I have completed two different flowers for you here. You can even add a little bling in the center if you wish.








You can use any color combination and any size flowers. You can add as many layers as you like. Once you start making these you will be addicted.






Here is a photo of the 4 flowers together.

I hoped you enjoyed this technique. Thank you for stopping by!

DT Member Bella Digi Studio


9 comments:

  1. Neat technique...I may have to try this! After I find some Ultee!LOL Thanks for sharing!

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  2. What a great technique. Love the look of these flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Oh these are so pretty! Great job!

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  4. Wow! TFS! I love those flowers!

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  5. Great technique! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thank you for stopping by my freebie blog and your kind comment!

    ♥ Greetings, Inger :)

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  7. That is just beautiful!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial and for stopping by my post today on the DRS Designs blog.

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  8. I haven't seen these before, they are so pretty!

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  9. Great Technique!! The possibilities are endless and soooo beautiful - Thank You!

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Just a little about me, I have two grown sons and have been married 31 years to my best friend. We live in Northern Wisconsin so I have a lot of time to work on my projects in the Winter. The rest of the year I buy out my time. I have loved crafts all my life. I started my first scrapbook when I was in 7th grade. I was the Historian for my OEA (Office Education Association) club in high school and college. I am the design team coordinator for Chalk N Stock. I have been the design team coordinator for several other groups as well. I am a design team member of Chalk N Stock. I was a Card Stylist for DRS Designs. I have been A Crafting Start, Mark's Finest Papers A Heinrich Company, Ready, Set, Create and Digi Darla'son Bella Digi Studio, Baby Buds, Chalk-Ah-Lot, Inktegrity, Digi's With Attitude!, Fairy Knoll , Stamping Plus Scrap N, Craft Us Crazy, Shannon's Sentiments, Paper Cupcakes, DtsArt, IDIC and many GD spots. Gotta love stamping.