Hey all! Here's a fantastic set of ideas from our own Nancy Doren to help you have more fun and get more bang for your buck!
Altering Prima Flowers
by Nancy Doren
The February Passion kit contains beautiful Alabaster Roses from Prima Marketing. They’re the perfect canvas to try out some fun techniques to make your layouts a little more special!
Start by separating the flowers into layers. This gives you more flowers in different sizes to work with.
You can try...
Ink your stamp with dye or chalk ink (pigment ink will not dry sufficiently)
Press the stamp over the paper flower. If you’re using a wood mount stamp, simply press down hard so you get contact with all the layers of the flower.
Did you know you can make your own spray ink? All you need is a spray bottle and acrylic paint. Mix 2 parts paint to 1 part water and shake to mix.
Spray your flower (make sure you use something to cover your work surface... after it dries, acrylic paint is hard to remove!).
Watercolor + Glitter
I love to use my Prang watercolors on my scrapbooking projects. They add a sheer hint of color and are super easy to use. You can also use any kids’ watercolor set.
Dip a paintbrush in water, then in the paint. Starting at the edge of the petal, brush the color down towards the center of the flower, letting it gradually run out of paint until it fades.
Add a sparkly finish by applying Stickles glitter glue (I used the green Ice Stickles from the Renewal kit) along the edges of the flower’s petals.
Snip “V” shapes in the edges of all the petals to give your flower a ruffled look.
Add a Prima center and you’re done!
These are just a few of the amazing ways you can alter Prima flowers. Don’t forget things like masks, distress ink, embossing, and more!
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