Thursday, April 3, 2014

More Fabulous Flowers with Art Glitter

Supply List
Art Glitter Green Gala Glitz
Art Glitter Gold Gala Glitz
Art Glitter Dries Clear Glue
Art Glitter Ultra Fine Tip
Art Glitter 79 Ultrafine Opaque Black Glitter
Art Glitter92 Ultrafine Transparent Bananan Glitter
Graphic 45 Curtain Call Collection paper (sheet music)
Crate Paper Random Collection Victorian paper (chevron)
Teresa Collins Stationary Noted (Notebook Owl paper & saying)
Dew Drop The Robin's Nest
Zva Creative (yellow swirl bling)
Forever in Time Gem Swirls (green swirl bling)
Jolee's BBK Silver Mini Flowers (flowers on chevron Strip)
Liquid Glass
Copic Markers (R27, YR18, 100, G24, G94)
Coffee Filters
Sizzix Susan's Garden Poppy Die
Black Card Stock
Yellow Card Stock
Green Card Stock
Red Card Stock
Ball Stylus
Cricut (Boy Die cut)

One of Clare's all time favorite flowers is a Poppy.  She has been wanting to make a paper poppy forever, and she finally found a Poppy die she wanted by Sizzix.  She cut three of each petal shape using coffee filters, because she wanted to capture the fragility of the Poppy Petal and make it realistic.  Since she used a die, she cut all three layers in one pass.  She then colored the petals with Copics in YR18 Sanguine, R27 Cardinal Red and 100 Black.  Once the petals were dry, Clare used a ball stylus to shape the petals.  For the center of the poppy, she cut the black and yellow pieces and curled them per the instructions (with a tweezer) that came with the Sizzix Susan's Flower Garden Die and then added Bananan Ultrafine Tranparent glitter using the Art Glitter Ultrafine Glue tip and Art Glitter Dries clear glue.  She used the same method to apply Black Ultrafine Opaque Art glitter to the black center die cut pieces. 
For the very center of the flower she layered a Robin's Nest Dew Drop over the Art Glitter Bananan using the Liquid Glass between the dew drop and the glitter.  This is such a fabulous sparkly look!  On top of the dew drop, Clare used the Art Glitter Ultra Fine tip to add a fine detail of black Art Glitter. 
For the teeny tiny bling flowers on the rhinestone bling, Clare used a few grains from the Art Glitter Gala Glitz, Gold Gala Glitz for the green flower center, and Green Gala Glitz for the yellow flower center.  
She loves that she can't get add such a pretty tiny finishing detail with Art Glitter products!  The Green Gem Swirl was getting lost on the black Graphic 45 patterned paper, so to make it stand out a bit more, Clare used the Art Glitter Ultrafine Glue tip and Green Gala Glitz.  This is a great way to add more weight to an embellishment and sparkle!
Here is another tip Clare loves to use: match your colors perfectly by using your markers!  The boy die cut and the Crate Paper were not exact matches to the orange red of the poppy, so Clare used the same Copics she used in the Poppy to color the die cut and the paper a bit to match and pull the whole page together!

To see more of Clare's work, please visit her blog

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