For today's handmade flower bits I'd like to share with you how I create orchids. Supplies needed are Distress Ink by Ranger, H2O brush from Ek Success and a white flower. First I cut all the petals off, I know gasp. But as you will see, this plain white flower will become absolutely gorgeous. When I cut the petals I trim them so both ends are pointed.
After my flowers are cut and shaped. I fill my H2O brush with water, dip into the Distress ink and start painting. I normally use two colors one for highlighting. For instance the Green one is Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade.When my flowers are completely dry I dress them up with various enhancers. For these flowers I chose to use those pollen thingies (sorry I don't know what they are called), seed beads and jewels and enhanced the edges with Stickles. I take a pin and carefully poke a hole in the middle for the flower pollen thingies and put a dab of glue on the back.Vwalla!!! Here is the finished results using 3 plain white flowers. Aren't they lovely? Prior to painting directly on the flowers, experiment with your ink to coordinate colours with your project. I hope you have enjoyed today's handmade orchids Tutorial. I'd love to hear your thoughts and please share with me your creations. I'd love to see your take on this technique.
Have a sparkling day!! Hugs Bonnie :o)