Thursday, April 22, 2010

How to Alter Prima Flowers

Last night I was playing with Prima flowers. I've been working on a mixed media paper crown for a while and it needed something else, though I wasn't sure what it needed till last week. My local scrapbook store "Signed Sealed & Delivered" in Rogers AR got their new Prima Flowers in and I found just the right ones to finish off the crown. 
I also had a tube of white Prima flowers that I altered a bit and following is the step by step process that led me to the vintage style glittery goodness above.
1. You'll need some white Prima flowers.
2. lightly moisten the edges of a Prima flower and ink with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in tattered rose.
3. Now lightly ink the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in tea dye. Even though we will be covering the edges with glitter the Distress Inks blend very well and you get a lot of depth with just a little bit of color. It will make a difference in the finished product.
4. Run a fine bead of Beacon's 3-in-1 craft glue along the tip of each petal. (Beacon's craft glue is the best glue around, if you haven't tried it you really need to get some. You'll never use another glue again!)
(Closeup of the glue with pile of glitter in the background)
5. Dip the glued edge of Prima flower into a pile of fine glitter and repeat for each petal.
Finished glittered petals.
6. Add a fancy Prima flower to the center of glittered petal and add to your crown or whatever project you are working on.
My almost finished crown.
Front of crown. Uses Graphic 45 scrapbook papers, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, generic fine glitter, and Prima flowers.

Hope you like this look at altering Prima flowers. 
Have a very happy day!


LuLu Kellogg said...

Thank you for showing us how to alter these. I have some and will try this!


Lori said...

Wowza, this is really beautiful, those flowers are a really important, gorgeous, detail!

Anonymous said...

Thespa, Beautiful! It's the little touches on already manufactured products that give them so much personality. And you're good at this!

Annar said...

This is gorgeous !

Auntie Cake said...

Love those flowers!!!

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