Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tim Holtz Grunge Roses

For forever I've been wanted to make these Tim Holtz style roses... but I never seemed to find the right time.
This morning I made my mind up to do something just for me... and after two tries, I was able to make a satisfactory rose! (The first one was a mess. Glue not sticking well, petals not curling just right, ...)
The biggest thing for me tho, is that grunge paper seems to be a bit thick to make these roses. I think i will try with card stock next time. Either that, or the grunge paper I have is actually grunge BOARD and I need the paper version instead (if this actually exists).
I will check on this later when I get a chance. (I threw away the packaging it came in so I will have to do a little research).

Either way here's how it turned out! I used a tutorial off of youtube (click here for link). - she makes it look really easy!
The main things you need to start is a good glue (like SU Crystal Effects or Ranger Glossy Accents), three inked 6-petal flowers (Sizzix originals die FLOWERS #5 used here, scissors, paper clips to hold your work, and a thin paint brush handle for curling the petals.

I also used the TSUKINEKO travel sized SHIMMER SPRITZES (in frost, sparkler and copper) for added shimmer! And for some darker spritzes I used the same company - WALNUT INK Antiquing Solution in a spray. I LOVE THEM!

It was a interesting to put these together. I can't wait to make more indifferent colors and sizes.
Have a great weekend! And see you soon!


Melissa said...

Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed looking through your blog. You have many great ideas and are extremely talented!

Allison said...

Thank you so much! I love making things and am so happy to have this place to share. Thanks for visiting!