Some time ago I discovered THIS wonderful DIY technique of creating flower embellishments by painting gesso onto die cut flower clusters. Sussi boasted that the flowers would dry stiff and wouldn't scrunch when sandwiched between album pages because of the gesso. Much to my SHEER DELIGHT, she was right! I fell in love with this technique and now enjoy making my own custom colored flower embellishments, designed perfectly to fit my projects. The best part is that this project is a scrapbuster, a perfect way to use up the bits of paper we all hoard because they are hard to part with, but never end up using.
The large flowers were made with about 15 layers of the larger dies from the Tattered Florals die. I painted, then heatset, then painted, then heatset, to create layers of color variation. Please leave me a comment if you're inspired to make some of your own DIY Gessoed Flower Embellishments. I'd love to see your projects, but let me warn you - these are addictive!
PS. Don't forget to follow my Embellishment board on Pinterest HERE for may other DIY embellishment ideas.