Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's a Flower Pot

Ha! I bet you're expecting to see more Flower Soft, huh? Nope not on this project . . .

What I used:

Mini Petal Pot
Snow Cap Adirondack Paint
Cloudy Blue Adirondack Paint
VersaMark Ink
White Embossing Powder
Owl Christmas Stamp set by Hero Arts
Onyx Black VersaFine ink
Bamboo Leaves Memento ink
Ladybug Memento Ink
Brilliant White and Black cardstock by Prism
Zip Dry Glue
Scalloped Rectangle, Rectangle, & Circle Nesties
Scalloped Circle Punches
Fine Tip Black Pen
Foam Tape
Prismacolor Colored Pencils
Bamboo Skewers
Uncooked Rice

Paint the Petal Pot:

Step 1 - Dab Snow Cap paint onto Petal Pot; just kinda dab it around . . . I didn't totally coat it. Allow to dry.
Step 2 - Using a bristle brush, apply a coat of Cloudy Blue paint over the dabbed Snow Cap paint.
Step 3 - Use a damp paper towel to blot some of the excess Cloudy Blue paint. This will allow the Snow Cap paint 'peek' through and add some texture. Allow to dry.
Step 4 - Randomly stamp snowflakes using VersaMark ink and emboss with White powder.
Step 5 - Repeat Steps 1 - 4 on the other side of the Petal Pot

Note: The Petal Pots come flat. For best results, paint and emboss one side at a time.

Create the "Flowers":

Step 1 - Punch five circles and one rectangle from Brilliant White Cardstock. Punch two scalloped rectangles from Black cardstock. I used Nestabilites for this step.
Step 2 - Punch nine scalloped circles from Black cardstock. I used jumbo, super jumbo and mega punches for this step.
Step 3 - Stamp Top Hat Owl using Onyx Black ink onto one of the bigger Brilliant White circles; set aside to dry.
Step 4 - Stamp sentiments on the remaining circles and rectangle; adhere to coordinating scalloped circles and scalloped rectangle.
Step 5 - Using Zip Dry Glue, adhere bamboo skewers to the back side of the Sentiment Circles and Rectangle. Set aside to dry.
Step 6 - Once the glue is dry, cover the bamboo skewers by adhering the remaining scalloped circles and scalloped rectangle. I just used double-sided tape for this step.
Step 7 - Color Top Hat Owl using colored pencils. Doodle a border with a fine tip black pen. Adhere to coordinating black scalloped circle. Attach to Petal Pot using foam tape.
Step 8 - Open the Petal Pot so it sits properly. Add a tad bit of Zip Dry Glue around the bottom edges.

Note: I applied the glue on the inside of the Petal Pot to keep the rice from falling through.

Step 9 - Fill Petal Pot about 2/3 full with uncooked rice (you can use pinto beans or coffee beans, too). Arrange "flowers" as desired.

Ta-da! All done!

Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions about this project, feel free to send me an email.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ha! Your're a one woman design team!