July 31, 2010

Spiral Bouquet Revisited

Hey everyone. Today is Senior Challenge day at Papertrey Ink. We're revisiting some oldies but goodies and this month we're focusing on Spiral Bouquet. Today I'm going to show you how to make vintage looking flocked wallpaper to use on your projects. Let's get started!

I chose the 2009 Bitty Dot Basics patterned paper in Soft Stone for my base cardstock to stamp on. The white dots resemble little flocked dots, so it's a great way to start out.
I then inked up my first large image with Chartreuse ink and stamped it all over my patterned paper.
Next up, I inked a smaller image with Aqua Mist ink, filling in blank spots.
I chose another yet smaller image and stamped those with more Chartreuse ink.
To finish off my faux wallpaper look, I stamped some small outline images with Dark Chocolate ink. The colors and patterns look very much like vintage wallpaper.
Now comes the flocking part. Using Martha Stewart flock from Michael's and a glue pen, I added flocking to the Aqua Mist images. The texture is amazing and in person it's even better!
I let my patterned paper dry for a little bit and switched gears to select some supplies for some cards.
A neat accent I like to make is adding strips of patterned paper to Saddle Stitched ribbon. It's like customized ribbon you make by yourself.
Here's a shot of that flocked looking wallpaper. I got a good shot of it in the sun shining in through my Artsy Studio. So dimensional and you just resist touching it.
For my finished projects, I made some pretty cards. By cutting the 8" x 8" piece of stamped paper into 4" squares, I was able to make four completed cards using the design below.
The sentiments in Spiral Bouquet are quite beautiful too. I stamped them in Dark Chocolate and added Vintage Buttons tied with Brown and White Twine.
I hope you enjoy! You should really try the vintage looking flocked paper. So fun!


For another look at some notebooks made with vintage looking wallpaper, check out this link:

http://michellewooderson.blogspot.com/2009/04/spring-fling.html

Be sure to check out the other Senior girls' projects using Spiral Bouquet:


19 comments:

Eveline said...

I love how you made the background paper. The cards look lovely.
Eveline.

debbie said...

These are so beautiful, love them!

JeanFB said...

So clever, I love this project! Looks fabulous!

Lynn said...

Mish, I love, love, love how you made the background paper...stunning!

mamajulie said...

Wow!! I think my grandmother had this paper, only faded..lol.
What a great idea, and the execution of it is flawless. Congrats on this one.

Bevie Pearl said...

Mish, I just bought that paper pack from PTI. Thanks for the designing ideas and how to cut and use the 8 by 8 papers. Always appreciate your ideas.

Kelly S. said...

So lovely! Love the color combo and the sweet background paper you made...the flock is an extra bonus! I'm typically scared of it, and only use white on a lambie here and there, but now you've got me feeling brave again! Thanks so much for the inspiration, as always!

MarieL said...

Terrific idea, Mish and the cards look stunning.

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

What a fun technique. I love it!

Diane Jaquay said...

Your custom paper is "to die" Mish!!! I love that flocking, so so pretty, and your finished cards are just beautiful!!!

Cassie_lu said...

wonderful use of the flock and the color combo is amazing

Anne said...

Fun idea!! I've never used flocking but now may be the time to try! I love your vintage wallpaper look!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

These cards are beautiful! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Roxanne M said...

So clever! Love the handmade paper, and the beautiful projects you made using it. Thanks for sharing!

Joy said...

Beautiful Michelle, I just love how you have created your own background paper, and what a fun technique to use flocking, love it!

Freshwater said...

Love the flocking on the background paper and the custom ribbon. Four beautiful cards from one background effort - how efficient is that!

Heather Jensen said...

You are genius girl! I love that you made your own background paper. I have got to try that. All the different flourishes and flowers went perfectly together. :)

Alice Wertz said...

i love the stamped and flocked background!! it's gorgeous!! i'll have to try those MS flock, too! thanks for the inspiration!!

Kara said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I gave it a try and loved the results!!

http://kandrdesigns.blogspot.com/2010/08/one-of-kind.html

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