Beautiful Flowers On Handmade Paper












My friend’s April 15th birthday is the reason for creating this beautiful floral piece. She is an avid gardener and grows the most beautiful flowers. With the help of a great stamp set from Stampendous® and a piece of handmade paper, the piece went together in rapid time.

Supplies:

Any of the Arnold Grummer® paper making kits & paper press
Blender, cello sponges and soft towels
A sunny window
Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.) 
Stampendouss stamp set:CR55106 “Fuchsias”
Verbiage and bee stamps: unknown
Marvy® La Plume Permanent markers: G660, YG634, YG642, YG647, P782, P785, P797
ColorBox® Black Crafter’s Ink pad
Pink Matt board: 8 x 10”
Iron, scissors
Double sided foam

Instructions:

1. Follow the instructions found in any of the Arnold Grummer™ paper making kits to 
        create white slurry and create one or more sheets of med/heavy weight handmade paper.
2. Allow the paper to dry.
3. Iron the dry paper to achieve a smoother surface.
4. Rough tear the edges of the handmade paper to approx. 6 x 8”
5. Use the stamps and black ink pad to create a pleasing floral design on the torn paper.
6. Stamp the verbiage and the bees.
NOTE: You will work quickly on one leaf or one flower at a time.
7. Start with the lightest ink color and fill in the whole petal.
8. While the ink is still wet, apply the next shade of ink covering less of the shape.
9. Blend the edges where the two colors meet with the lighter shade of ink pen.
10. While that ink is still wet, apply the next darkest shade of ink covering less of the shape.
11. Repeat blending with the 2nd color.
12. While the ink is still wet apply the darkest shade under where another leaf or petal overlaps.
13. Bled where the colors meet with the lighter shade of pen.
14. Attach the stamped & colored torn handmade paer to the matt board with small pieces 
        of double sided foam.
15. Place it on a small easel to display.


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TAGS: Arnold Grummer, Michele Emerson-Roberts, handmade paper, Stampendous, Marvy Uchida, ColorBox

Comments

  1. What a beautiful card! I love the colors and design.

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    1. Thanks a bunch! The Marvy La Plume markers and the Stampendous stamp did all the work...smile.

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  2. Very pretty!! Love the colors!!

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    1. Thanks Amy. With all the La Plume marker colors to choose from and the wonderful stamp from Stampendous....it was easy.

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  3. Very pretty piece of art!
    Thanks for sharing...

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    1. Thanks Jeanne......everything looks better on handmade paper...smile.

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  4. Your beautiful card reminds me that spring is on it's way!

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    1. Delighted that you liked the canvas. Spring is indeed on it's way...smile.

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  5. A beautiful birthday piece of art. I love the bees that you added to it. [Bunny]``

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  6. Your friend will be thrilled with your card.
    the flowers are beautiful and you made
    it by completely by hand. True friendship.
    thanks for sharing txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. She loved the canvas and it is perfect in her sunroom!
      The most precious gifts I have ever received have been made by hand with love.

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    2. I keep all of the handmade cards I receive.
      The others get recycled into other cards
      (or I can use them to make paper).
      If you care enough to make me a card,
      I care enough to treasure it.

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    3. What a wonderful practice! I too treasure the handmade things.

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    1. Thanks Steph. The canvas was a great hit with my friend.

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  8. I like the simplicity of your beautiful card.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. The canvas is really lovely.

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  10. What a beautiful card, love those hanging flowers...well done and tfs

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    1. Thanks Terrie. The canvas is even more beautiful in person.

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  11. I never thought to iron the paper. Great tip.

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    1. Ironing the handmade paper really does help make it more smooth...smile.

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  12. Beautiful card - the hand made paper adds so much ! Thanks for sharing !

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    1. Handmade paper makes everything better...smile. I did frame the canvas before I gave it to her.

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  13. The organic texture of your hand-made paper goes so well with the botanical image!! Super-pretty!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Janis. My favorite surface to create art on is handmade paper. I usually spen a whole day making paper so that I have a stash to pick from.

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  14. April 15th is special to me so I am going to pretend that this card is for me, since I like it so much.

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  15. It's beautiful, Michele! Those stamps are so pretty! Love the colors you used too! :o)

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    1. Thanks Nancy. Will have to work on getting the stamp set for you...smile.

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  16. You have created a beautiful card with a bright idea! Love the handmade paper detail!

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    1. Greetings! Another Michele with one "L"...smile. Delighted that you like the canvas and handmade paper.

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  17. Very pretty. Perfect for a gardening friend.

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  18. Marisela Delgado said: Awesome card! Pretty flower. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks Marisela. The Stampendous stamp and La Plume markers did all the work on the canvas...smile

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  19. This is just beautiful. I love Fuchsias, and you colored these just right...

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    1. Thanks Sharon. I found a photo in a gardening catalog to refer to....there are so many colors of La Plume markers to choose from.....picking the correct colors was easy.

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  20. Love the look of your handmade paper!

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    1. Thanks a bunch! Handmade paper makes everything better!

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  21. Your fuschia flowers look enchanting! I bet even the hummingbirds would think they are real! Absolutely beautiful card! Happy Earth Day!

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  22. Thanks Lori.....I bet they would too...smile.

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  23. Love this stamp and the paper is awesome

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    1. So many of the Stampendous stamps are juts perfect to use on Handmade paper.

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  24. This project is gorgeous! Love the flowers! Love the whole concept. Keep these wonderful projects coming!

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  25. Thanks for your kind words LB! Keep watching.....52 blog projects a year for AG!

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  26. Stunning card Michele! I was surprised to see that you used the markers. At first glance I was sure that it was done with watercolors!

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    1. Thank you Wendy. The Marvy alcohol markers are wonderful to work with.

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