Friday, July 15, 2011

Making Wearable Art… So Simple!

sw pin blk

Several of the girls on the ODBD design team have made some gorgeous flowers lately with this Sweet William Small set… this got me to thinking. I know, I know… you smelled smoke didn’t you!

I’m super busy what with getting ready for Ohio State Fair Llama Show, last minute ends tied up etc., but when I saw the challenge today on Splitcoast, F4A73, was using twine… I started getting this idea.

F4A73 SW Pin

Why not make a pin!

I stamped 6 flowers, 3 of each size using Colorbox Fluid Chalk ink Rouge and Dark Peony on a medium weight cotton fabric. I used my Grand Calibur to cut them all out with Spellbinders Blossom 3.

THEN… I was like.. “what would Mel do?” Of course! Gesso!! I painted the backside of each flower and let it air dry.

sw pin stitch

Using dental floss, I made long running stitches in the centers and gathered each tightly. Dental floss is great to use because it doesn’t slip and is sturdy! I alternated light and dark pink flowers, stitching together with more floss. The 3 smallest flowers I placed side by side in the center and stitched through all the layers.

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I clipped some leaves from some silk flowers, made a twine bow and started gluing with Beacon 3 in 1 glue.

sw pin back

I had an old piece of costume jewelry that I never wore and took the pin-back off and glued it to my creation!

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It’s heavily spritzed with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist. 

I have more ideas whirring around in my head and will definitely be making more of these!

Have a wonderful weekend!

thanks for stopping!

Dawn

8 comments :

Kelley said...

Hey LlamaMama...this is the COOLEST!!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow.....I'll take a bouquet...lol

Pat Jandacek said...

Very clever and VERY beautiful!

Sharli said...

What a beautiful creation! I NEED to try this! Thanks for the inspiration - just wonderful!
Hugs.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Dawn, you have gone above and beyond on this one!! I am with Joanne, I'll take a bouquet, this is seriously stuning!! Hugs, Sabrina

redwasher1 said...

Dawn, I was over to comment on your other card when I spotted this gorgeous creation. WOW! This so awesome, what a fabulous idea!! Love it!!

Marlena M. said...

This is a wonderful idea. Beautiful creation! ;)

Heather Huggins said...

Wow! That's wonderful!!