It’s Blog Hop time! The Sassy Blinging Babes circle of friends is having a blog hop this week. If you are hopping along, then you just came from Candace's blog. Doesn't she have some beautiful creations? If you landed here and would like to follow the hop, you can start at the Sassy Blinging Babes blog or you can just start here and skip along to the next blog! I've got a list of all the participants with links to their blogs at the end of this post.
I’m sharing a tutorial with you as my contribution to the hop. I’m going to show you how to create some glass flowers using your papers!
What you'll need to make these flowers:
Cardstock or patterned paper
Flower punches or dies
Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE)
Inks, glitter, embellishments as desired
Melt some clear UTEE in the melting pot. Once it is liquid, you'll use the tweezers to dip each flower piece into the UTEE individually. Be certain to cover the top of the flower piece with UTEE and then place on a non-stick surface. If you've not worked with melted UTEE before, it will cool and harden very quickly. It's OK if it is not a perfect glass look at this point, we're going to clean it up in a bit.
You should now have a nice consistent shiny glass look to your pieces. And if you don't, not to worry, you can return them to the melting pot to melt the UTEE and reapply a new coat!
Once you have your flower pieces nicely coated, you can assemble or layer your flowers. Use some Glossy Accents to adhere the layers together. You can also heat them slightly with your embossing gun if you'd like. This will melt the UTEE and help bond the layers. Just be certain not to overheat at this point as the UTEE might drip from one layer to the next.
Now you can apply any glitter, Stickles, beads, pearls or gems to embellish your flowers. You can add them to your projects and enjoy!
I've created some "glass" roses from paper. I think I might make up a vase full as a Mother's Day gift!
The next blog in the hop is Shannon, stop by to see what she is sharing in the hop. Be sure to check out what each of the Babes has to share, there is a lot of great talent in this group!
Here is a list of all the Babes that are on the hop: