Hello, and welcome to part 2 of eclectic Paperies, Get Distressed Part 2 blog Hop. Today the teams mission was to create something using the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique. For more fun, Eclectic Paperie (Daisy) will be giving two lucky winners fun prizes (new products) from her store. To be eligible, simply visit each participating blog listed below and leave a comment! Each Designer will accept comments until Sunday Marth 6th at midnight, and the winners, (picked by a random drawing) will be announced Monday March 7th on eclectic Paperie's blog.
As mentioned above, the E-Team was to make something using the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique. I've never (maybe once) used this technique but found it to be quite fun. I decided to make another framed art piece to match the one I made for eP's last blog hop (here) using Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts Sample Pack and Art Parts Clearly for Art Modeling File from eclectic Paperie. In the supply list provided below, I have given colors used for the frame, and background etc. I really wanted to show you a step-by-step on how I made the flower, however on Wendy's blog yesterday, she posted some great tips on this very topic... Of course the project I'm sharing with you today was finished before I read Wendy's post, so I went back and changed my tutorial to matchWendy's recommendations (with a few differences). The finished project is OK, but the finished flower at the very end of this post was finished using Wendy's suggestions. I will point out what I did different as we go. It's a long one, so grab some coffee and let's get started.
Be sure and visit the rest of the E-Team so you can see the beautiful projects they have created for you today.
Hugs Linda ❤
Cut both paper and Modeling Film.
Wendy mentions Ranger's new Glue N Seal for this step, but since I didn't have it, I used Glossy accents. NOTE: Glossy accents can and will bubble with to much heat. Attach paper of the Modeling Film.
Here is where I go a different direction from Wendy. I like my flower petals facing up. The first time I made this flower I burned the heck out of my fingers, so I went on a scavenger hunt looking for something that would hold my material in place while heating it and I would not burn my fingers. That is the reason it took me so long to post this tutorial LOL!! So, in my stach I found an old paper mache box top lid. (Hang with me).
Cut tissue paper in long strips.
And created a donut in the box lid making sure the center was open.
Then I found more round things in different sizes. The smallest is from toilet paper LOL!! Do the same as above with the tissue paper.
Here I'm just showing you how the different size flowers fit on the different size... what ever you want to call the round objects. The two flowers in the center can use the same size round objects.
Find something to hold the flower while heating because it will blow away. Press down while heating, the tissue paper helps the paper/film from just dropping to the flat paper below, and kinda adds shape. When the material is all the way down in the center, QUICKLY take it out, and shape the edges. Caution!!! I will be hot so be careful.
Do the same for all pieces including the leaves.
In this picture I made a boo boo, but wanted to show you so you will understand, while the flower is hot you can bend it quite a bit, but when it starts cooling off, and you keep trying to bend it, I noticed the paper will crack. But this is a project for the Distressed look right. But the neat thing is, if I didn't like the shape of my flower all you have to do is reheat it and it goes completely flat so you can start all over again. Pretty cool huh!!
Here is my finished flower. The difference is my flowers on my projects have the Modeling Film on top of the paper, while this flower has the film (under) the paper so you don't get that shine. Wendy's Modeling Film is a wonderful product for flowers because the petals will hold there shape. The flower in this picture is glued to some felt, and now I can wear it as a new broche for my jacket, or attach it to my purse, or a headband etc. etc.
It's endless :)
Stamps: Urban Tapestry - eclectic Paperie.
Cardstock: Frame - Very Vanilla - Stampin' Up!, Paper flower - unknown. Leaves - Graphic 45, eclectic Paperie.
Stamp Pads: Latte, Espresso Ranger Adirondack Dye Pads. Frame - Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany, edged with Walnut Stain. Background - Antique Linen, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Image stamped with Peeled Paint Ranger Distress Inks - eclectic Paperie.
Misc.: Corners, Book D-Rings, Tattered Florals die by Tim Holtz. Art Parts Sample Pack, Clearly for Art Modeling Film by Studio 490 - Wendy Vecchi. Glossy accents - eclectic Paperie. Button - PaperTrey Ink.