Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Undying Love (Flower tutorial)

I was so happy to scrap this painting that my brother did! It was inspired by Gustav Klimt's, "the Kiss." I did this for the October darker side challenge with the topic of the macabre. For the background paper I used gesso and inks over white cardstock.To mimic the stars in the painting I scattered small beads on the black background. I made all the flowers myself and thought I'd share a tutorial on how I made the red and gold ones.
Red cardstock
Gold paint dabber
Glimmer mist (iridescent gold)
foam pad or old mouse pad
Cricut (Mother's Day Bouquet)

First I started by cutting out my flowers using flower#6 on the Cricut (Mother's day Bouquet) cartridge. For the larger flower I cut one at 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2" and 1 3/4".
Then I used my gold dabber to paint all the edges of the flowers.
Next I use my stylus and foam pad to go over all the petals loosening up the paper and making it easier to curl.
Then you want curl all your petals up and out, except for the smallest one, which should be curled inwards.
Now you glue all your layers together starting with the largest flower on bottom.
Now take a larger bead or bling and glue smaller beads around it.
Just give it a spirtz of some glimmer mist and you're done. These flowers were made from the same red cardstock that the title is cut out of. By painting the edges black it makes the red appear brighter and gives you a different look.


  1. Amazing tut and very cool page.

    I just came by to see if you got the g/c? Paypal sent it to a different email addy then the one you gave me....so I want to make sure it reached you. thx

  2. Absolutely, incredibly cool flowers and page. You provide the best tutorials, thank you!!!

    Oodles of hugs,