With summer comes a time for renewal and a fresh start. As soon as the last snowflake melts I start planning what flowers to plant and where. My husband and I are blessed to live on a little bit more than a half an acre and have plenty of flower beds. I have placed stepping stones my kids have made in them, birdbaths, little concrete figures, and whirl-a-jigs. There is always a little magic that I feel comes once dusk settles. I imagine fairies coming in at night and adding their glimmer and magic to it all. To watch the flowers coming into bloom just is perfection to me.
Fairy Dust Magic Mixed Media Window
Deco Foil Flock Flowers
To start this project I started with using my Misti I stamped out a bunch of flowers using the Brutus Monroe Raven Detail Ink on both my colored card stock and the iCraft Deco foil Flock Transfer Sheets – Blue Diamond and Green Envy. I used a shaping tool to make give the flowers a 3D look. It is important not to wet the flock but to just take your time when molding them.
Deco Foil Leaves
Then I took a sheet of the Deco Foil Clear Toner Sheets and laid it on top of the iCraft Deco foil Transfer Sheets – Emerald Watercolor. Next, place this combination between a folded piece of computer paper and run through the Minc. I usually run it through twice on setting level 4. Then carefully pull back the Transfer Sheet and what is left behind is simply stunning. The foil attached itself to where the black toner sheet perfectly and leaves behind the clear part of the Toner Sheet.
Next using my Big Shot I cut out the flowers with the coordinating dies and leaves out of the flock and the cardstock. I heat embossed my two wooden fairies with the “Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink and Embossing Powder – Raven Sparkle”.
The assembly of the project went very smoothly after all of my pieces were complete. I simply let the window tell me where to place the flowers and leaves so that it looked like it was a vine that was growing on and through the window. I used the iCraft Ultra Bond Adhesive and 3D Zots to attach everything, including the clock and fairies. And sprinkled some crushed glass glitter to finish the piece.
Deco Foil Toner Sheets
3D Zots Adhesive Dots
Deco Foil Transfer Sheets – Emerald Watercolor
iCraft UltraBond Liquid Adhesive
Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets – Blue Diamond
Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets – Green Envy
Brutus Monroe Raven Detail Ink
Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink
Brutus Monroe Embossing Powder -Raven Sparkle
Blue and Green Cardstock
Crushed Glass Glitter
Flower Shaping Tools