Each week we’re taking a new look at an old staple technique or product. This week we asked Janine and Louise to come up with some wonderful ways of using that stash of flowers we all have.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Janine loves using flowers, they seem to find their way onto all her layouts, so to use them in a different way was the real challenge!! She decided to create her own decorative paper accents using flowers rather than paper for this bright, fun filled layout.
Firstly, Janine coated cardstock with gel medium and then randomly stuck down her Prima Essentials flowers in colour groups. While this was still slightly damp she then run it through her die cutting machine, using a circle die that would fit inside the decorative edged circles cut from patterned paper.
In the process of the flower paper rolling through the die cutting machine it pressed the flowers into the gel medium to ensure they are firmly stuck on the cardstock.
It's no secret that Louise W adores all things Prima and loves to cluster her flowers in groups to add a focal point to her layouts. For this layout she's used some of the white Prima Craftable flowers and painted them Glimmer Mist before adding a Prima Reflections flocked rubon as a flower centre. The flowers were spritzed with water first so that they had soft edges and a watercolour effect when painted.