Friday, April 02, 2010

Everything is Coming Up Roses!

For the record, yesterday's snarky attitude didn't have anything to do with lack of comments! Don't get me wrong, comments are a wonderful thing, I encourage them, but my esteem is certainly not built around them. I love to share with others as much as I like to create so I have no plans to stop blogging.

Today is a day off and it is a glorious day! We jumped from 40 degrees to 80 degrees in a day. The windows are open, the heat is off, we are cleaning up the house so my sanity can soon is sweet! To make it sweeter, my order of wool felt arrived yesterday. I immediately got to work making some flower pins. You have no doubt seen them around the web. OH. MY. FUN!!!

These use a Sizzix #2 circle die. I did a google and YouTube search and found loads of helpful information. I wanted to experiment a little and put my own spin on things. The one on the right is done with white felt with some moss green leaves. The one on the left is also white felt but with a twist. I put some Copic ink onto my Silpat mat, diluted it with some blending solution and then rolled the edges of my circles in the ink. The wool soaked up the ink a bit more than I intended and the color was too strong. I rinsed all the circles in cold water and had to leave them overnight to dry. I love the end result but I wish that more of the white was showing. Back to the drawing board on that idea.

I made several more flowers using different dies and methods but those will be for another day.
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Anonymous said...

I love the shading on the flower on the left - very creative. I'd love to give it a try now that I've seen what you've done. Keep blogging!!! Please! Even though I've never commented before I check your blog every day.
Carrie C

Lisa Kind said...

Cute project! Sounds like a lot of work...too much for me! LOL!!!! Hope you find a system that works for dying the edges of the wool!