Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Altered mulberry flowers

I'm going to share a quick tutorial (if you can call it that lol) of how I get this glassy effect on the mulberry poinsettias. You can also do this on acetate with die cut snowflakes, and also on punched designer paper as the "glass" dries clear so you can see the patterns and colours through it. Below is the card I have made for this weeks Whiff of Joy Challenge using this technique.
So to do this technique you will need Twinklets Diamond Dust, which I adhere to the flowers with Glossy Accents. I have tried PVA flue and was not at all happy with the results so stick to Glossy Accents now. I pull the flowers apart by cutting off the stamens then carefully peeling the layers away from each other. Sometimes the layers will fray but this is hidden by the Twinklets.
I coat the petals with Glossy Accents then place face down on to the Twinklets then gently pat to ensure the Twinklets coat the petals well. I don't worry about coating the calyx.
Then I reassemble the flowers again using a large spacer (which I flatten with a hammer on a block of wood) and a large brad. This was a clear brad that I coloured with a Copic marker.
And that's all there is to it.
Thanks for stopping by today,


  1. Wonderful flowers and what a realy beautiful card - I love it.

  2. Wow Bev These look great and I don't think it looks that hard to do. I have glossy accents, but will have to have a purchase for the twinkle stuff....Lovely thank you for sharing with us.
    Beautiful card and the image and sentiment is lovley Debbiexx

  3. These are lovely, so festive! Thank you for tutorial!

  4. those are gorgeous flower
    thanks for the tutorial
    hugs angelique

  5. Great 'frosty' card ! I like it. Great job ! Greetings, Martina

  6. This is so pretty, thanks for the tutorial on the flowers, love it!

  7. This is great!! It seems easy to do and the effect is tremendous!
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs Yolanda

  8. Hi Bev, these are beautiful I did some of these last christmas and had wonderful comments. Thank you for the lovely tutorial where everyone can share this lovely crafting. Lol Jo.xx

  9. What a fabulous the flowers!!!! Thanks so much for all the inspiration.

  10. Bev what a great thing to share with us. LOVE how you took your flower apart & blinged it up then put it back together. Your love of this craft & amazing detail in your work show every day ...
    This card is gorgeous ...
    Hugs, Janie

  11. magnifique un grand merci sur que je vais l'utiliser
    biz claudine

  12. Thanks a lot for this good idea !

    Anna (from France)

  13. Absolutely stunning Bev, the colours and embellies really give a cold and chilly feel, perfect for a crimbo card.

  14. Gorgeous card, Bev, with a great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing this.
    Huggies ~

  15. merci pour toutes ces idées merveilleuses
    J'adore votre carte
    Elle est fraîche superbe

  16. What a really beautiful card. Brilliant flowers. I love it.
    Hugs & Blessings

  17. Hello Bev.
    Thanks for your Tutorial.
    I am going to make this lovely flower. The card i love verry much. Hug Majo

  18. Fantastic , i'm going to have a go at doing these ..many thnks .. hugs Melita xx


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