Tuesday 11 October 2011

Flock flowers

Shopping List
Set of 3 Woodware paper mache boxes
Artemio Silhouette Flowers clear stamp set
Stampendous flock powders in:-
Olive You
Sunshiny Yellow
Citrus Orange
Indigo Blue
Chocolate Lotto
Cataloupe Orange
Stampendous pearl glitter Tiger Lily
Double sided adhesive sheet
Woodware craft wire
Woodware buttons
Gold brads
Caviar beads gold & copper
Brown, burgundy & pale gold organza ribbon
Gold Mica paint  
Memory mists in copper, silver & gold
Punch craft tools used:-
Double ended etching tool (DEET)
Character shaper 
All available from http://www.woodware.co.uk/

I'm working with flock this week & thought I'd take a break from card making for a while to get creative with this set of 3 different sized boxes. I've used Artemio's SilhouetteFlowers stamp set to give me my flower & leaf shapes. I've stamped onto paper the same colour as the flock I have chosen to use, placed the image onto a piece of double sided adhesive sheet & cut out my flower or leaf. I have used the DEET & Character Shaper to give the rounded shape to the petals & some veining to the leaves. I have treated the boxes with a mixture of layers of Mica paint  & Memory Mists spray which I have then wiped & sanded to give the aged, distressed look. I've added the flowers & leaves & embellished with brads, caviar beads & buttons. As you will see I have used a mix of flock colours on some of the flowers & leaves & I've added some glitter also to the small box. I've acheived the worn, tattered effect with the ribbons by heating very gently with a heat tool. Be very cautious if you try this as the ribbon does shrivel very easily but this is also a good technique to use to seal the ends of ribbon that is going to be handled a lot. Here are the individual boxes hope youlike them.


  1. I love the ribbon shrivelling.

  2. lots and lots of work into these! I am impressed

  3. Thank you, I must confess I got a bit carried away once I got started! Yes it did take a while :)