Three hellos because as usual I've missed getting on here for way too long! Will I ever get better? Maybe not, but I will keep trying. My excuse now will be: the plants need planting, the weeds need weeding, the lawn needs mowing, etc, etc.! But it is sure nice to have spring in the works! Speaking of works, I've got a GREAT look in the works for our Posies. I can brag about it because it is truly all in the product. It is called Viva Modelling Cream. On my last blog, I teased you with a picture, but here are some basic directions.
Before the paint dries, pounce with a small wad of saran wrap to give it texture. You can leave this to air dry or dry it with a heat gun. Using the heat gun has two advantages: first it will dry immediately so that you can continue on and second, it will give it more texture.
Turn over and cut out leaving the tab on.
Apply Viva Holo Iridescent Glitter Liner to each petal. Put a dab on each petal and spread with your finder. Allow to air dry and cut tab off.
Shape petals by bending up at the center then curl over your finger in the opposite direction. The Modelling Cream makes the petals very durable and pliable. Layer the petals using 3-M mounting tape. Double the tape for more depth.
Make a center for your Posy. You can experiment with different ways to do this. Stamp out a few centers from your Posy and try Pearl Pens, crystals or a combination of both. Just a large gem in the middle looks great. A combination of two of our filigrees and a crystal gives them a really elegant look.