I created some more faux tea roses and used them on to create a piece with a photo of my mother from the 1940s.
I used these supplies to create my roses.
You can find the faux suede technique at Ranger Ink’s site. I sprayed both sides of my cardstock. I love how it plumps up the paper and gives it a velvety appearance. After it was dry, I cut out my roses. I ran the brush tip of my Distress Markers around the edges – I used Ripe Persimmon on the yellow cardstock and Spun Sugar on the white. I sprayed them with water and let them dry overnight. Here’s what they looked like before and after spraying:
Here’s my finished roses:
I used an old wooden plaque I got at the thrift store as the base of my piece. I painted the edges gold and stamped a mesh pattern with Tree Branch Archival ink. I put Mom’s photo in a Tim Holtz Cabinet Card Frame after inking the edges with the same ink. I cut my green faux suede with a leaf scroll die and leaf die. I layered them on and added the roses.
I decided to submit this as my second entry to the Compendium of Curiosities 3, Challenge 3 – creating faux tea roses using the technique on page 65 of Tim Holtz’s Compendium of Curiosities-3. Inspiration Emporium is the sponsor for Challenge #3. Head over to Studio L3 and check out all the great ideas for faux tea roses.
I think the yellow roses are like the Peace roses my dad grew years ago. Let me know what you think.
P.S. I haven’t heard from Monique to claim her prize, if I don’t hear by Saturday, I’ll draw another name.