Thursday, August 11, 2011

How to create 3-D blooms & other things

Hi everyone. It's Tina here, and  I'm quite excited to be doing my first post for WOW.  I had lots of fun playing with the chippy and creating these 3-D blooms.
I thought I'd share a few layouts with you, and explain some of the techniques I've used on the chipboard.
I used the Mini Alchemy Blooms 3, and split the chip board by wetting it and pulling the edges apart slightly.  The quality of the chippy is fantastic, and it was still very strong after doing this.  I manipulated the upper and lower petals, and allowed it to dry before covering them in white paint.

I painted the blooms with Twinkling H2Os (or you could use metallic paint, Smooch, or Glimmer Mists).  I then added fine glitter to the centers and some chunky glass glitter on the edges, adhering it with Dimensional Magic. 

Here's my layout, which is based on a sketch for the July challenge at NZ Paper Chase.

I layered the blooms with other flowers and a crocheted hand-dyed doiley.

And now for another layout...

 I just love these WOW cogs, and had to make them a little grungy and rusty.

 I created the rust effects by first inking with brown, red, and orange inks.  I then added some UTEE and Distress embossing powders to give different textures.  Lastly, I rubbed Inka Gold paint over parts of the cogs (but you could use Smooch or metallic rubs in the same manner).
I'll be teaching how to create this layout at Greenbank Scrapbook Shop on the 19th of August.

I hope you enjoyed my post.
Happy scrapping,


  1. Amazing. That flower tutorial is great, I will have to try this.

  2. both LO's are fabulous Tina... TFS both techniques...I'm gonna have a go at both :)

  3. Awesome work as always Tina. Love how you built so much texture into all your work. Look forward to seeing lots more.
    Lowri :-)

  4. Wow , both beautiful LO's!!...Great flower tutorial. Love the arsty layout..great grungy feel..:)

  5. Oh, wow! That cog LO is so stunning. Just beautiful!


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