Sunday, August 7, 2011

Quick and Easy Frosted Flowers Tutorial

I don't know about you but I love frosted roses. This month's LE kit at MSC included a package of beautifully frosted Prima flowers. I wanted to recreate the look to add more sparkle and dimension to the other roses. This is what I did:

-Nonstick mat
-Flowers to be altered
-Smooch Spritz in Vanilla Shimmer
-Diamond Dust (found in the floral section at your local craft store)
-Glossy Accents
-Heat gun

1. Ink the edges of the flower very lightly. Leave stems on for easier handling.

2. Spray your flower with Vanilla Shimmer spritz. This will give your flower a wonderful, colorless shimmer and will cause the edges to 'bleed' adding a more natural two-tone effect. Dry your flower with a heat gun.

3. Apply Glossy Accents in random spots.

4. Roll your flower on the Diamond Dust and let air dry. This may take 20 - 40 minutes depending on how much Glossy Accents you applied. Try and be patient here if you use the heat tool, the crystals can burn and become opaque.

5. This is what the finished roses look like. Love it! Hope you guys try it!


Jeannine said...

How beautiful! I'll definitely be trying this. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

Pendra said...

Simply beautiful... thanks for sharing, I am fairly new to all this and it really helps to get tutorials on these easy, but gorgeous techniques. Thanks so much!

Becky Andersen said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! Love the shimmer that adds. Will definitely have to try this!

Jeannine said...

Jolaine, I was just wondering... do you think Glimmer Mist would give the same affect as Vanilla Shimmer spritz? I've never heard of Vanilla Shimmer spritz so not sure what it looks like when you use it.

Jolaine Frias said...

Hi Jeannine,
Great question! I used Vanilla Shimmer spritz because it adds lots of shimmer without any color and I really wanted to keep my rose. I purchased mine at Michael's in the ink and stamp section. You can definitely use Glimmer Mist. Most shades of GM will add color but some will only give you shimmer, I was out of those. My faves for just a hint of shimmer are Glimmer Mist in Marshmallow and I also love Irridescent Gold.

Hope this helps and let me know how your frosted flowers turn out! Have fun scrapping!!!

Jeannine said...

Thank you so much for your reply! Not only did you answer my question but you even told me where I can find it. You're awesome!

I'll definitely have to let you know how mine turn out. Thanks again!