Friday, April 5, 2013

Repurposed roses

I've created this technique before, but it bears repeating. As always, I must thank Lynn at Her Creative Spirit for the tutorial from which I learned this technique.

Supplies from back left clockwise:
Tacky glue
Wax paper
Paint brush

To those I added rose petals my neighbor had thrown in the trash, along with a bit of baby's breath and one of the leaves I spray misted on Wednesday.  I first laid down some wax paper, then a pleasing arrangement of the flowers.

Next, I laid a single layer of the tissue (my brand had three layers) over the flowers and leaf, then saturated the tissue with watered down tacky glue.

Be careful that you don't press or push too hard, or you'll tear the tissue, as you can see I did.

I decided to make a second piece, since I still had plenty of rose petals.

For this piece, I began with a sheet of hand painted paper, then added the wax paper.

This time I tried to be more careful when I added the tissue and glue mixture.

Here they are after I cut the wax paper and tissue to size, and

this is what they look like after they dried and were sewn around.

Today, Day 5, I took flowers and leaves directly from my neighbor's dumpster, and turned them into art. I suspect I would also be remiss if I didn't wish Magaly G a happy birthday, since she let me know it is today.  Let me know if you have a birthday this month and I'll mention it, too.

Edit: Leida asked a question in the comments, and when I couldn't find her blog, decided to update this post.

The order in which these pieces are made are (for plain piece like the one on the right above) wax paper, flowers or other embellishments, tissue and glue.

The order in which the piece on the left was made are cardstock background, wax paper (glued to card stock), flowers or embellishments, tissue and glue.  You can also add glitter at any stage, too.  Thanks for asking Leida.

9 thoughtful remarks:

Yvonne said...

Lovely! Very creative.

Marlynn said...

All I can say - is only you could do this.... me - oh no, it would be all over me, the floor, and Harley! Congrats on your team making it to the Final Four. I do know what you, Bleubeard, and Wendy are gonna be doing this weekend. Need photo of the three of you watching your team!
Go Shockers!

Lisa Graham said...

That's a nifty craft. It's sort of like a veil for the flowers.

Happy you saw my post on Bitting. I knew you were close to there. Yes...Go Shocks! We are going to be glued to the TV when they play.

Have a great weekend!

Halle said...

That's another one that I'd never have thought of myself.
btw--check you email. :)

~*~Patty S said...

I had more fun after finding Lynn's inspiring creations with this technique and have been fixin to do more myself ...
I have been pressing pansies and violas like crazy in my flower press...

what a fabulous rescue you made of those roses!!!

thank you for your great take on this one today Elizabeth!

I just need to clear a space big enough to get busy ;)

Happy Friday!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful upcycle project! Have a fun weekend!

leida said...

Firstly, let me say 'awesome project!' I am in the process of doing this as i type, (waiting for glue to dry). as i scrolled down to see the next step again, i cant figure out the placement of the wax paper. opt 1) wax paper, flower, tissue or opt 2) wax paper, deco paper, flower, tissue?

Magaly Guerrero said...

Thanks for the B-Day wishes, and for the great tips!

leida said...

Thank you for taking the time to answer my question; since my post i have done 7, yes seven of these techniques and i love each and everyone of them! from tags to art pages to cards. I dont have a blog but i have subscrided to yours. the receycled projects have been so inspiring, thank you!