Monday, June 21, 2010

Tutorial on making Orchid flowers

Hello my Sweeties! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It was very hot here so I hibernated inside with my summertime best friend the air conditioning! LOL

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)


Patricia said...

Thanks so much for sharing again I love seen your flower tutorials I have to really try these.

chris said...

Hi Bonnie
thankyou so much you are very kind to show us your flowers, I will defineately have a go.
hugs chris xx

Carolyn said...

Bonnie~These are so gorgeous, and you are so creative with all that you do to make your beautiful flowers even more beautiful. I just love how you do the flowers on all of your cards! Thank you very much for sharing this with us.


Rebekah said...

So Pertty Bonnie! We will all be trying to copy your tricks of the trade now! Hugs Rebekah xxx

Elise said...

Oh Sugar Bons!!! Thank you sooo much for sharing this tutorial! This is AMAZING!!! I hope one day I can give this a try!!!! AWESOME!!!

Okay, and you made me laugh so hard when you said, "Pollen thingies"!!! lmao!!!! uhhhhh my love, I think they're called "Stamens" ... and I'm going to laugh my butt off even harder if that's not what they're called!!!! We'll both be saying, "Pollen thingies!!!" LOLOLOL! You make me giggle like a little kid again!!! :)

Big Hugs,

Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Fab tutorial sweetie! Your flowers are more beautiful then Prima flowers. Where do you purchase the pollen?

Marjo said...

Hey, leave the Pollen out!...LOL, the pollen count has kept me indoors for the last couple of days. Thanks for sharing these great flowers. I have become a follower. Your creations are simply beautiful. Hugs Marjo

Carole RB said...

Hi Bonnie
Thanks a lot for this great tutorial!

vivie said...

thanks you so much!!!!

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