I just HAD to frame these beautiful Perennial Essence papers!
And even more so after seeing the samples on page 106 in the 2019-20 Annual Catalog.
I’ve been a huge fan of impressionist art (in particular the work of the French impressionist painter, Claude Monet) since I was a young girl. And I about fell over backwards when I opened up my first pack of this beautiful designer series paper (yes, I’m on my 3rd pack already only 3 months into the catalog).
These are the four designs I framed for my living room. And below are close-up shots of the 3-D flowers I added in the 2nd frame.
Products I used… See below for a complete list of products linked to where you can find them in my online store.
For the smaller white flowers I used the Medium Daisy Punch. For the larger white flowers I used the Daisy Punch (the larger one). For each flower I punched two of them from Whisper White cardstock. Then I lightly brushed Blushing Bride ink from the middle out using a Sponge Dauber so that each petal had just a touch of pink. I glued then together, then curled the petals forward with a Bone Folder. I added a Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Circle to the center of the larger flowers. Then each flower got a Perennial Essence Floral Center in the middle.
For the purple flowers I used the 1-1/2″ Circle, the Balloon Bouquet Punch, the Magnolia Memories Dies (the skinnier 3-petal shape), and a very narrow (starting at 1/4″ and ending at 1/2″) and long (about 8″) strip of paper. After punching, die-cutting and hand-cutting the pieces from Purple Posy ink, I sponged on swipes of Blackberry Bliss ink – darker in the middle/center and lighter going out towards the end of the “petals.” I curled everything with the Bone Folder.
Then I started by building the outside of the flower by gluing 6 larger balloons/petals to the 1-1/2″ circle base so the tips of the balloons touch each other. Next I glued 6 smaller balloon “petals” on top of that. Again…so the tips of the balloons touched each other. Then I added two Magnolia Memories Die shapes using hot glue instead of just the Multipurpose Glue. And finally I added a tightly rolled up strip in the center using hot glue.
I did NOT use the Balloon Bouquet Punch for the small purple flower. But instead I started with three layered Magnolia Memories Die shapes and ended with a tightly rolled up strip in the center using hot glue.
They were easy to make using the punches and dies, but they did take a bit of time.
Finally I arranged them where I thought they looked best and glued them down. I punched out leaves from the Old Olive vellum and foil paper. I curled them with a Bone Folder and inserted them here and there with Glue Dots.
As we move into the fall season, this artwork on my wall will definitely bring some extra sunshine to those days as they grow colder. The kids are off for their first day of school and will be waking up soon. So I’m off to go help them get ready.
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