Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Grunge Paper Flowers

The All Things Tim yahoo group is having a grunge paper flower swap, and I had the chance to work on that today. Grunge paper is like the wonderful grunge board, only thinner, and it comes in 12x12" sheets. I love it because it is flexible, takes ink, paint, dry embossing, distressing, all sorts of embellishments beautifully. It can be bent, curled, cut, wet, and it doesn't tear or fall apart. ATT is actually doing a couple of these swaps, but the flower one is the first I've had a chance to work on. I used two Stampin' Up punches...the scallop circle and the five petal. The circle one I sprayed with Glimmer Mist, ran through a Cuttlebug folder, inked, hit with the versamark, clear embossing powder and the heat gun. The five petal flower I gessoed, stamped with black pigment ink, embossed, then inked. I layered the two, and topped each with a different combination of metal embellishments, most of which are from Tim Holtz's Idea-ology line, which you know I LOVE.


ShellyRaeWood said...

Oh EIleen....those are wonderful! I LOVE the flower centers!! too cool!! :::Smiles::: Shelly

Elaine A said...

Eileen -

WOW!! These are just outstanding, I absolutely love them! Wonderful job. I have to buy some of the grunge paper and try playing with it. Thank you for the inspiration!!

Elaine Allen

Dragonlady said...

These are great, Eileen.....love them, as usual you did a terrific job on these..