I'm here today sharing another project for the Tim Holtz Holiday Inspiration series! I hope you have been joining us the past few weeks for all the wonderful inspiration! ...and just in case you missed any of the projects, Tim's posts a recap on his BLOG each Saturday.
I have a stash of plaid wool that I have purchased over the years when I find it at quilt shops. The plaid wool is fun to mix in the layers of the flowers! Please note that not all quilt shops carry wool but when you find one that does, it's hard to stop yourself from wanting it all.
I cut solid red as well as red plaid. I also had some pink wool that has light and dark areas that I think will look pretty as a flower. I guess what I like most about this is that the flowers can be any color you want to match your holiday decor.
For this bloom I started with pieces cut from Warm and Natural (a type of batting) or you could use white felt. I painted Collage Medium on the leaves with a brush.
SMALL POINSETTIAYou can make the poinsettia smaller by only using the two smaller sizes of the die cut. I decided to start with leaves cut from one of the large pieces and glued it to a circle.
The center for this one is also a Bauble. I covered it with Butterscotch Alcohol ink, then once dry dripped a little Mushroom over the top and rolled it around till dry. A perfectly vintage color I think! I like the plaid wool layer to this one and I love the addition of the green leaves just peaking out under the bloom.
VINTAGE BLOOMThe next one is variegated pink wool. Same layering process but with a glittered Bouquet flower in the center. I used my favorite Vintage Platinum glitter of course.
Lisa Mcilvain on Etsy. You might notice I added another yellow/green layer at the bottom of the flower. The lace bow was so big that the flower just needed to be a bit bigger! Love the colors of the pink and green on this one.
NOTE: If you don't have a shop in your area that has wool felt - I know Whim So Doodle in Florida carries it in their fabric shop. Just call the store and they will cut and send you what you need - 1/4 yard of a color will make a whole lot of blooms for Christmas!
now carry on,