Monday, February 1, 2016

Creating your own Custom Colored Flowers for Cards and Projects

The February kit from the Flying Unicorn is the perfect blend of warmth, nature, earthy and nautical. The colors are like a gorgeous sunset over the ocean. Without further adieu, we offer you the February "Your Passion, Your Art" kit of the month.

Part of the fun of making cards and pages is to get that perfect custom colored embellishment.  It's always an experiment I must admit.  BUT if I am not satisfied, I keep adding color. The inspiration for my colors came from a little purple butterfly I printed on my computer.

I started out using the Petaloo Botanica flower that came in the kit.  The before and after photos are below.  The pink is pretty, the style  of the flower is perfect but  the soft pink was not the look I wanted. 

I grabbed some mists.  I started with  Prima Color Bloom in Pressed Petal.  Nope not quite the color I wanted.  Then I added some Iris mist and then Empress Gold to tone the purple/burgundy color a bit.    I did dry it with a heat gun.  I'm impatient and wanted to keep working. 

After the flower was dry, I painted some gold acrylic into the center of the flower.  

Great now that my big flower was perfect, I needed to address the small Petaloo Forget-me-nots.  I misted with Empress Gold, heat dried, and then painted some purple back into the center of the flower.  The reverse colors of the big flower.  

Here is the close up of the finished flowers.

Flying Unicorn Your Passion Your Art kit for February
Riddersholm Newport paper collection
Petaloo  Flowers - Botanica Pink 1102-101
Petaloo Flowers - Penny Lane Forget-me-not Antique Mauve
Prima Paintables 4x6 Pocket Cards - Secret Garden 814175
Prima Color Bloom Mists - Pressed Petal 573881
Prima Color Bloom Mists -Iris 573744
Prima Color Bloom Mists - Empress Gold 580315
Ayeeda Acrylic Paint - Old Gold Metallic Paint
Silk Acrylic Paints Periwinkle
Gold braid trim
kraft cardctock

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  2. Opps sry Jen. Couldn't edit so I deleted my comment. What I said was your flowers are beautiful and they certainly were perfect for the right color you wanted. Thanks for sharing your tips. You make simple projects simply beautiful. Hugs ~~ Mary L.