Hi and welcome back to Heavenly Craftings today’s tutorial is a very simple Child friendly one.
You only need a few Materials and the results will amaze you. This is a great way to recycle old books that are just lying around. Great for both the environmentally conscious crafter and the budget crafter.
Some flowers made using the end product of this technique
YouTube Tutorial (please like and subscribe to my ever evolving channel)
So let’s get to it.
An old romance novel
A die cutting machine
Assorted Distress Re-Inkers
A plate or shallow container
A water mister
How to: Tear out your book pages into sets of 8 pages (you will only need about 6 sets to make plenty of flowers.
2. Choose your flower dies and arrange them onto your die cutting machine plate
Arrange as many as you can and then cover with the book paper and cut them out. Do this until you have a nice pile of flowers
Mist your container until rivulets form
Drop in a few drops of each colour of Re-inker into your container
Mist your container over the re inkers until the drops start to bleed into each other.
Scatter your flowers over the ink until you have a thick layer of flowers and cannot see any ink
Mist the flowers until they are all well dampened
Push down on the flowers to allow them to absorb all the ink.
Allow them to soak up the ink for a few minute
Turn the flowers over and mist them generously again
Push down on the flowers
Take your flowers and separate them onto your craft mat. You can leave some in clumps of a flower type.
Allow to dry overnight or place in small batches in a box and dry with your heat gun
These make great rolled roses, scrunched flowers or individual blossoms.
Now for the give away! There is a bag of Mixed Dyed Blossoms ready for you to make your own flowers ( a combination of the ones Tiana made on youtube and others I have made using this technique) Just comment on this post for your chance to win
Secondly there is a Bag of Undyed flowers up for grabs simply follow this blog and go into the draw
I will leave this open till just after New Year 🙂