Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lace flowers and tutorial

Le Romantique Tutorial 2: Vintage Fabric flower and Flower Gem Centre - YouTube

Here is a video that I found on You Tube that shows how to make a shabby chic flowers from lace.  So I decided to give it a try and here are my results.  I was doing this in the evening and when it came to dye the first one I didn't want to hit anything else with color (I've yet to make me a splatter box for this) So, there was a cold cup of coffee just sitting there.............yep! I threw the flower in there then set it on a towel.  After I did two more I decided it was safe to spray them with a little walnut ink.

This bottom one is how they look before the coffee wash and now center embellishments.  I did cut the pointed tip off to make them just a little smaller.  I also dropped down to a 5 petal flower, 6 was just a little more than I wanted.  Fun project, I am hoping to use them on a shabby chic type canvas.
I hope you take a moment to watch the video, it really is quite good.
Have a great day!
Inky hugs


  1. Great tutorial.
    Your flowers are smashing.

  2. Beautiful, love how you used coffee to die them.
    hugs Lynn

  3. Love the flowers- the tulle is fabulous and love hat you used coffee to dye them!

  4. Very pretty flowers! Love the layers and of course the coffee color! I actually just made a layer flower, but that won't post until the end of Feb! So fun to make and I can't wait to see how you use these beauties!

  5. Wow these little flowers are fantastic!!!

  6. Thanks for sharing this Krisha - your flowers looks great! Love the coffee story too ... Xx

  7. Lol I can just imagine that, hmmmm what shall I do I know dump it in some coffee lol only crafters can think like this. Love the flowers they are gorgeous. Kezzy xxx