Wednesday, 4 August 2010

ATC Swap

Lindsay's ATC & Shelia's ATC

Hello there,
Well this weekend I had my first atc swap with Lindsay Mason, who was demostrating at Dawn Bibby's Design Studio with some fabulous techniques and Shelia, who learned how to make a rose with grungepaper which are on her blog. I had made some paper roses and using clear UTEE in the melt pot, I found the article in the craft stamper magazine, September issue and as soon as I saw them I thought I had to have a go, I didn't have the correct stamp so I used one that came with one of the previous issue's of the craft stamper magazine. I think it looks as good as the one in the article, I showed this to Jane and the crew who was demonstrating at Dawn's and they seemed to really like them and asked how I did them. Stamp & cut out 3 flowers, then i've used Tim Holtz's Victorian velvet to ink the paper, make sure you colour both sides, the first flower make a cut down the petal, the second flower cut out 1 of the petals this can be thrown away and the second flower cut out 2 petals, use this to make the centre of the rose, for each layer glue the petals together bringing one petal on top of the other this will form a cone shape, curl the petals and trim the 3 smaller flowers at the bottom to remove the point this will let each layer nest into each other. Melt the clear UTEE powder in your melt pot and once this is completely melted take the largest petal and dip into the melt pot coating both sides and let it drain a little and them put this onto the craft sheet, do this to all of the layers and place each layer straight into each other and build up as you go (melted UTEE will hold each layer in place, I hope this makes sense!). Have fun :)))

faux-porcelain flowers


  1. hello there ! Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog & wow you have weimaraners they look beautiful !!! SNAP .....I love your blog & your lovely artwork, I have just added myself to your followers, carole, will catch up soon x

  2. Hi sweetie, glad you liked your ATC, loved mine. Your flowers are gorgeous. I finally managed a Grungepaper Rose, but that was fiddly enough, definitely couldn't cope with anything this small. Well done you. It was good to meet up with you and I look froward to seeing you at the end of the month. Love S xxx