Heartfelt creations flower mold!!!
And a couple coloring techniques!
I was at a crop one day and a woman asked me if she could borrow a spray bottle. I then asked why because I am nosey and knew it had to be a fun craft.
She showed me the flowers she made with her Heartfelt Creations Flower Mold and I thought they were so pretty. I knew I had to have at least one set.
I looked online and they were expensive so I waited for the expo hoping for a bundle sale. There was sadly not a bundle sale and I found them on amazon cheaper so I went with Amazon.
I bought the classic rose set. I got all 3 pcs today so I had to try them out. The set includes a Die to cut the paper out, stamps to stamp the image on them, and a mold to shape the flowers. I did buy them all separately and the cost ended up around 53.00 for all three items. (at the expo is was like 90.00)
I did not watch a YouTube video and I probably should have but they came out cute anyway.
First, stamp your images, I used a Close To My Heart Ink because its my favorite. It is called Intense Black, its a nice black and will not bleed when colored or when it gets wet. This is important because we will be spritzing with water later.
Next, color your stamped images. I use Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers (again can be found on my website at CTMH) I love them, they take the guesswork out of color matching and blend perfectly. Next time I will use a color so that the black isn't so obvious.
I am not happy with the white showing so I may color outside the lines next time.
Next, die cut your images or cut them out with your Cameo if you want.
Next I thought I would try another coloring technique and I wanted to see how it would look NOT using the stamps. I just really didn't like the way they didn't line up and I am not sure I would use black for the stamped images next time.
I also decided to use CTMH ink to color the die cut flowers along with a water color brush. As I colored I also made sure to tap some darker color on the edges to give the flower more color dimension. I also colored both sides of the flower so that the white paper did not show through. I used Raspberry because I love the bright vibrant pink color. CTMH inks blend very well with water and end with a really pretty watercolor effect.
I will likely not use the stamps in the future because I think the flowers turn out way prettier without the stamps.