February 20, 2010

pretty grungey


Anybody who knows me knows that I love grunge and I love pretty things, and both these things go well together. A few moths ago I saw some lovely organza flowers at Little Birdie Secrets and since then I have wanted to have a go at making my own, so last night a friend and I got out some fabric and had a play. They are so easy to make and you can keep them lovely like the flowers on the link or you can expose them to a little more heat/flame and make them grungey. Another style I tried was merely bunching up the scrappy frayed strips, stitch or wire to secure and then expose to the heat...I used a pilar candle as my heat source.

20 comments:

Linda Ledbetter said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous! I've never considered myself much of a flower person, but you just changed my mind. Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

Jen said...

You are so clever, these are great!!

slommler said...

The flowers are wonderful. Thanks for the instructions!! I will give it a go!
Hugs
SueAnn

NuminosityBeads said...

I love the photo with the candle, it's artistic in itself.
They look like they'd be fun to make!

Butterfly Works said...

You are a gal afater my own heart..."I'd rather be good at lots of things than great at one"..Just exactly how I feel...I want to try everything....
I love your flowers and I have throughly enjoyed your blog...I will be back...Please come over and visit me...
Hugs and Blessings,
Butterfly

trisha too said...

these are fantastic!! thank you for the how to--I am SO going to try this!!

:)

artymarty said...

gorgeous Linda. I'm insoired

KAT said...

Love that flowers - melting fabric with a candle - who would have thought! With beautiful results!

Louise said...

These are Freaking FAB! :)

Bren said...

Fabric & flame, a winning combination! These stand out thank you for sharing the idea with us.

hazel said...

Gorgeous flowers. Thanks for the instructions, will give them a go.
xxx Hazel.

Crafty Dawn said...

I have seen this before but i forget so much of everything I look at. This is an awsome finish to some thing quite ordinary when it started life. I am going shoping for some material i want to make a bag and see if I can find some scraps for lush flowers. love your creative mind thanx for sharing

Love Dawn xx

spikescreativeside said...

Those are just simply gorgeous! Love them! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs

Lynn Stevens said...

So inspirational, off to melt some fabric!!!

CuddlyBunny said...

Oh god. Linda over at L3 is absolutely correct -- these are AWESOME.

They'll be gorgeous in a design with a bit of wax seal.

Michele said...

ohhh, lovely! I love flowers and my have to try this!

kelsey said...

You bring back memories of my cloth doll days when we did this with organza to make beautiful embellishments....now this is one type of flower I DO like!!! lol

Nay and Gilly said...

Thanks Li9nda I'm going to have a go, they are so yummy!

Laurie in MN said...

The flowers are great. I love the burnt edges. Jo Ann's sells fabric remnants really cheap so I plan on looking for a vibrant chiffon piece.

I liked reading your disclaimer because so often I see cards that look similar and each have copy rights. I think part of the fun of art is seeing a design and making changes so it reflects my tastes.

Kathy2eggs said...

What a challenge...I can't wait to try these...hmmmm wonder where I put that velvet...Thanks so much for sharing.