Hello everyone! I've been planning to start doing video tutorials for quite a while, and now the first one is done. It is by no means perfect, but I rather practice with a real project, than doing test runs with projects that wouldn't be posted.
This is a Sizzix tutorial and I made a mason jar filled with quilled flowers, done with Tim Holtz Tiny Tattered Florals die set. The flowers were made with Correspondence papers and I coloured the mason jar with alcohol inks.
The actual making of the video was a little comical, and I had to cut out quite a bit of laughter. I started at my desk, but the lighting is not good enough in my studio so I wasn't happy with the result. Instead, I decided to move everything outdoors. It was a cloudy day, but the sun sometimes came out, so I dragged the table to a shadowy part of the garden, where I ended up being bitten by mosquitoes. You can actually hear the mosquitoes, as well as other outdoors sounds, on the video. The sound was better indoors, the light better outdoors. The wind blew everything off the table and into some bushes. And when I did the final part with the completed jar, it started to rain. :)
The video is maybe a little long, and I keep hearing language mistakes. I was also fighting with the legs of my tripod for space for my arms. My tripod is pretty large, and I need to figure out a better way of doing that part.
Here we go:
And some close-ups:
These flowers are so fun and easy to make and you can make them in any colour or pattern. They look great in kraft-core cardstock too, as you can see in this burlap panel post.
My favourites are the flowers made from the text patterned papers. The small panels in Tim Holtz paper pads are perfect for these flowers, since the patterns are smaller. For the stems, I used floral wire, covered with tissue tape and coloured with alcohol ink.
The flowers were inked with Gathered Twigs and smeared with Rock Candy Distress Stickles, for some vintage shine.
Use different shades of green kraft-core cardstock for the leaves, for variation.
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