Saturday, May 04, 2013

make-your-own stamped, fabric roses

Well, I'm back--did you miss me?  ;)  Won't be around much, as we're winding
up for Wedding Number Two in a month . . .

In that vein, here are some wedding inspired, kinda shabby-chic, fabric rose
embellishments that are incredibly easy to make.  It's essentially the same as
my Super Simple Paper Roses tutorial (in the latest issue of the Unruly Paper
Arts blogozine), but with a fabric twist:

First, select a fabric--here I used some gauzy something, very lightweight.  Muslin
would be good to stamp on, as well, and I've done this with seam binding, too.  Then
I gave it a spritz of Angel Pink Fireworks:
nice little shimmer, and that shabby pink, too!

stamp from the Greco-Roman, Full Sheet at Blockheads
Let it dry, then stamped with a background stamp--it won't show much in the
finished roses, but I think it gives the flowers so much more character, some
added dimension.
Then I tore the fabric into approximately 1 inch strips, and added a little--what
else? Tattered Rose Distress Ink! 

After that, the instructions are essentially the same as for the Super Simple Paper
Roses, without the need for dipping in water or crumpling. This works great for
heavier weights of fabric.

So that was fun, right?  And I have to tell you, I'm pretty pleased with how my
latest article for Altered Arts Magazine came out.  It's another how-to, all about
how you can use what you have to make your own paper.  Here's a little peek at an
atc made with some of the paper made for that tutorial:
Thank you, Altered Arts Magazine!
Have a great Sunday, everyone! 


R. Knight said...

Great idea! I love the way you lay out your blog page as well. *New follower :-)

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous roses and heart. Love the techniques.
Hugs Brenda xox

Netty said...

loving your beautiful roses and your fab heart. Hugs Annette x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the fabric roses- very shabby chic and I can see making these to use on a paper crafting project! Oh dear- 2 weddings in a row- you are a saint and a very busy lady for sure!!!

trisha too said...

Thank you, everybody, and thank you for following, Rebecca! oh Shelly, I'm supposed to be making bridal shower invitations right now . . .

Dianne said...

I have missed you Trisha but know your busy, thanks so much for the link, I love making my own flowers, yours are gorgeous, I will give it a go, thanks for sharing and hope you get some rest in your busy time

Rushd Lady said...

Love the roses! Congrats on everything else! How about a 60th Anniversary party? Hubbin's having their second one this Saturday!

Rushd Lady said...

Sigh! You can tell I'm tired! I meant to say Hubbin's folks are having their second 60th anniversary party this Saturday! :)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

The flowers are stunning, and I love the heart as well!

Rushd Lady said...

Okay, lazy, I heard you and got rid of the extra page! giggle! Now you don't have an excuse not to stop by. . .

Tipper said...

Very pretty : )