Friday, August 13, 2010

Grunge Paper Brooches

Have been doing a bit of experimenting with grunge paper and making flower brooches. First saw these done by His Lordship Tim - not in person of course - but on a You Tube video, and I thought I could adapt the idea by using flowers cut on my Cricut.

I cut the different sized flowers using the Cricut - I forget which cartridges I used for these ones as it was a while ago that I did them!!  Cut shapes from grunge paper and some pages of an old book then glued them together. Found that Mod Podge is the best as it still has some flexibility when it dries.

Used distress inks to colour the petals and distress stickles on the lower two (green and red) flowers. On the other two I used Kindiglitz as it gives a lot more sparkle. Fastened the three together with a brad then glued a brooch pin to the back of each one.

These three I completed today. I used more rounded petals on these ones - I think the cartridge was Plantin Schoolbook and cut the flowers bigger. The biggest was 2.5 inches wide. Again used distress inks to colour the flowers. The top one I used walnut stain distress stickles, the blue one, Kindiglitz and the pink one, I used silver kindiglitz and was very pleasantly surprised by the texture when I smoothed it out with my finger! Instead of using a brad to join these together, I used Glossy Accents as a glue and used bling for the centres of each of the flowers.

Quite pleased with the results!

11 comments:

jackiescrafts said...

Your brooches are lovely Janet, what a fab idea

Hugs Jackie x

crafty creations said...

Fantastic Janet - love the little red one although they are all gorgeous xx Hilda

Anne said...

These are beautiful Janet! The colours are gorgeous! Very inspiring! :o) xx

Shairon said...

I don't have a cricut :( Wish I did!

Von said...

Owww lovely :) didn't know you could cut grunge paper on the cricut wonder if the silhouette can do it!
Von

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous Janet will make great presents. xx Zoe

Chris said...

What a great idea you have done! I don't have a cricut but these are lovely and would make great embellishments too.

Andrea said...

Oohhh am loving these,great little pieces

Joy said...

Fabulous brooches Janet, you are one talented lady xx

LindaC said...

These brooches are beautiful...I would so wear these. Thanks for participating in the Whimsie Doodles challenge. Linda DT

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

These are beautiful!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Whimsie Doodles!!
Sheri-WD DT