Working with the Creative Medium on some of my crafting projects, I noticed how it shows when it gets dry on the craft mat. Combining the nonstick feature of Imagine’s Craft Mat with the elasticity of the Creative Medium, I thought it could create a new kind of project–rose petals! Leaving a thick coat of the Creative Medium on the Craft Mat, it gives you a material for dimensional creation. The roses crafted with it can be part of the decoration on a festive table, attached on gift boxes, gifted as they are, or be an inspiration to use on various craft projects. The Creative Medium can be also mixed with different inks to make multiple colors of flowers.
Time: 1 hour + drying time
Use a palette knife to lay a thick layer of Creative Medium on the Craft Mat making circles. Let the Creative Medium dry well. For each rose, you will need 7 circles to create the petals.
When the Creative Medium dries, remove the circles and start rolling one to make the center of the rose.
Continue by attaching more circles forming them to petals. Note that you may need to trim around a bit the circles if the Creative Medium is not spread nicely on the craft mat.
While you attach more petals, bend the edges a bit and hold them to keep the shape of the petal. The Creative Medium is sticky enough to keep the petals together with no need of extra glue.
Press the branches on the VersaMark inkpad, cover with Imagine’s Embossing Powder in Gold and heat set.
Cut small pieces of the florist brown tape and trim the edges to form triangles.
Press lightly the branch in the rose, secure with hot glue and cover with the trimmed tape. Add more tape around them for a better presentation.
Color the fabric roses with the VersaFine Clair Chanti ink pad and then distress them with the irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Gold. When they dry, glue them on the branches.
- Creative Medium – Iridescent Blue
- Embossing Powder – Gold
- VersaFine Clair – Chanti
- irRESISTible Pico Embellisher – Gold
- Palette Knives
- Craft Mat
- Thin branches
- Faux/fabric rose leaves
- Florist brown tape
- Hot glue gun