Wanna see how I made my forsythia branch?
I grabbed some dark brown floral tape and twisted it around the Dusty Attic creating the branch part of my bush.
Floral tape is very interesting stuff because it is inexpensive (yeah), available at just about any craft outlet, AND self sticking. You just rip off some and start winding. great for making your own vines too.
Step 2. I used a water pen to wet my petals so that I can peel apart the layers of the chipboard. You can use a paint brush, wet wipes or even water applied to your finger tips. But you will need to get these wet somehow so that the chipboard layers start to peel apart.
Do not stick them under running water because the floral tape will also peel apart.
Start to work the petals apart into layers without totally separating from the Dusty Attic. Try to keep them attached. Then a blast with your heat gun will stiffen them right back up.
Step 4.Start applying your color. I used some Adirondack paints in Sunshine Yellow and Lemonade.
This is the glitter and glam stage. I used some Stickles in Yellow and some yellow glitter I had in my stash.
I also used a little Stickles in Paprika on a few tips of my flowers to mimic the photo.