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Here is my shabby chic project using crinoline for my flowers. I started this project with a half sheet of Specialty Stamping Paper and applied Frayed Burlap Distress Stain direct to paper with the dabber top. When dry, clear embossing powder was applied with Versamark through an old Prima stencil and heated on. I also stamped the city stamp from the old Papillon stamp set in Versamark and clear embossed. Next I painted on a wash of watered down gesso and dried it with my heat tool. It seemed a little too brown for my concept for this project so I dabbed on some Faded Corduroy distress stain. All the working and reworking created an awesome textured background. I love the way it came out.
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I have a stash of die cut and dyed crinoline flower layers so I dug through and found some lovely fall colors and assembled the layers. I believe the main one was dyed with Dried Marigold and the yellow was dyed with a Stamping' Up reinker. The large flower pieces were cut with the Tattered Florals die and the small yellow dandelion looking flowers were cut with an ancient Cuttlebug die (probably one of the very first I ever bought - LOL!). And, BTW, we do have some crinoline for sale at The Funkie Junkie Boutique in case you can't find it at your local fabric store.
I also have a stash of pre-cut and colored leaves left over from prior years' projects. These were cut with both the Tattered Leaves Bigz die as well as the Fall Foliage Things die that came out last year. The seam binding was also floating around on my table, having been dyed several weeks ago when I did a batch dyed with Tarnished Brass Distress Spray, but not full strength. It was watered down so this is a more mellow yellow gold color.
The project above used the products shown here. They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Ranger/Tim Holtz/Wendy Vecchi and most other name brand products are always 20% below list.