MISS PEACH'S COZY COTTAGE

Welcome to the COZY COTTAGE. This is the furever home of the memory of Miss Peach, our 18 year old Devon Rex angel kitty. I am Miss Hunny Bunny, she asked me to pour you a cuppa catmint tea as you read our old fashion mewsings about this and that. Please come by often...one lump or two? Now our precious Hunny Bunny is also an angel cat...please let me be your hostess at the cozy cottage...my name is Miss Hope.



Remember...only in our tomorrows will we realize what we had in our yesterdays.

Monday, June 13, 2011

MONET WATERCOLOR BLOSSOMS...

So here are our water colored blossoms we made out of cheap silk flowers...these are purrfect for all your cards or gift tags and not as expensive as store bought ones!

We plucked off three blooms and fastened a brad in their center to hold them. Next we added color from dye ink to the edges by lightly dragging across the pad.

Then we pin to cardboard because the fun part is next and it can be a tad dippy. The flower on the tag is already sprayed and dry... Mommy made a homemade concoction of Glimmer Mist...the real stuff is just toooooo spendy and this works great. Fill a spritz bottle with 2 ounces water and 1 ounce Elmer's white glue, then add a tablespoon (or two if you like a lot of glimmer) of gold powdered pearls (Michael's). Swirl the mixture together to blend...NEVER Shake it as it might clog the sprayer.
Then spritz the blooms and watch the magic unfurl as the colors begin to blend into one another...

The shimmer is so very pretty! The glue makes it stick tight and gives the flower a nice sturdy texture...

Click to biggy and see...

Hope you enjoyed our starving artists cheapskate watercolor blossom tutorial...if you need any questions answered...just ask.

Time for a nap...thanks for visiting...happy crafting!

18 comments:

We love LUNA said...

Wonderful artwork,your mommy is very talented, the blossoms flowers are outstanding!
thanks for sharing this adorable post full of great energies!
Luna

Hannah and Lucy said...

You mom is so artistic Misses Peach and she makes this look so easy which we are certain isn't.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That was quite lovely Misses Peach!

Rene said...

What a nice idea! You could use flowers you don't really care for and turn them into something pretty and useful.

Sparkle said...

Those are very pretty! And I think they are BETTER than store bought!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Geez, your mom is so darn creative!!!

Roberta said...

Those flowers were awesome just like you, Misses Peach. Mommy is so clever and thrifty.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

How very lovely! Your Mommy is so amazing!! What a wonderdful and informative post.

Kisses to my Misses Peach!!

HunnyBunny, Seaborne wants you to be sure to visit on Wednesday!!

Love, Auntie Deb

THE ZOO said...

enjoy yur nap. those flowers are bery purrty.

Lorraine said...

Wow; gorgeous flowers -- at a nice price -- and a terrific tutorial. That mommy is a winner Ms. Peach. We just know she's saving all that money so she can keep your Fancy Feast closet fully stocked!
Hugs, pets and purrs,
Lorraine

Beth said...

These are beautiful, Miss Peach and Mom! How talented you are! Hope you are having a happy week. Take care,
Beth

Camie's Kitties said...

Thank you for sharing that with us. Mom can't wait to try it out.

Cody and Gracie

Prancer Pie said...

Your mommy is very talented, Miss Peach. My mom and I enjoy your blog very, very much. Nosetaps.

Angel and Kirby said...

THose are very pretty. Thank you for the craft lesson!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Dear Miss HunnyBunny, would you purrhaps like to go for a stroll in the garden with me sometime?

Sincerely,

Seaborne Ruskin Taylor

formatie nunta said...

I think this is a great tutorial, very good explained. I will follow your tips and i will try to make my own flowers blossoms. Thanks a lot for this tutorial.

CatLadyDiary.com said...

We love the watercolor idea...Mom needs ink so bad, she keeps putting it off and spraying water on her pads!

Lena said...

I'm so glad you've posted about the brad in the center of your flowers. That is such a great idea! Thank you