Designer Craft Connection is having a blog hop sponsored by DCWV’s Petal Paper. I’d never worked with Petal Paper before so I ran a few tests before I decided upon what I was going to create. I will share those experiments with you before I share the tutorial for my project.
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I received a package of white Petal Paper to work with for this blog hop.
Right now the papers are only available at JoAnn stores in the US.
I was wondering about coloring the Petal Paper.
I tried coloring the Petal Paper with watercolor.
Then I tried iZink spray dye.
Then I tried Nuvo Shimmer Powers with water.
Finally, I tried Americana acrylic paint.
All the different colors adhered to the Petal Paper, some better than others. None of them carried through to the other side. I think the acrylic paint had the best coverage. But since none of them seemed to have full coverage, I chose to leave the Petal Paper white for my project.
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- Extreme Sheen Gold
- small canvas
- Cricut Maker
- hot glue gun
- Best Glue Ever
- Petal Paper
- Sheer ribbon
- tape runner
I covered the canvas with gold paint; it took three applications to get good coverage.
I used the Cricut Maker to cut leaves and the shape to roll into roses.
I cut using the crepe paper setting.
Once the gold paint dried, I glued leaves to the canvas.
Then the flowers were added in a pleasing arrangement.
I then covered a whiteboard with a ribbon that contained gold leaves.
It is adhered on the back with tape runner tape.
Then I hot glued the canvas to the ribbon covered board.
To finish it off, I hot glued a soda can tab to the back for hanging.