It’s official. It’s summer.The longest day of the year has come and gone. They only get shorter now so soak up all those rays while you can!
Did you know that the Summer Solstice was a day early this year because of Leap Day? It kind of caught me by surprise coming a day early – but here we are – SUMMER.
What better way to show some gratitude for the joys of summer than by being grateful for FLOWERS. Oh, the beautiful flowers of summertime.
Here is what I used:
- Jacquard Stabilized Fabric cut to 5″ x 7″
- Dye-Na-Flow in 801 Sunflower
- Jacquard Textile Color 106 True Red, 110 Violet
- Tee Juice Pen – black
- Lumiere 3-D 213 Coral, 222 Emerald, 207 Lemon
- Background fabric cut to 7″ x 9″
- fabric trims
- Scissors, thread, sewing machine – optional
Create the background by spritzing the fabric with a little water and painting the background with Dye-Na-Flow in Sunflower Yellow. The paper backing will wrinkle and buckle but won’t effect the outcome.
If you can see the background circles in the photo to the right – they were created by sitting Lumiere 3-D Fabric Paint bottles on the wet fabric as it dried. This technique left subtle circles of color adding another element to the background.
Let dry and iron flat.
Create the large red flowers by using a medium wet to slightly dry paint brush and painting a circle. Don’t fill in all of the color to make them solid but leave lighter and darker circles within the circle.
Outline the roses with a light circular sketch using a Tee Juice Pen.
With Textile Color in Violet and the end of a paint brush create the dot flowers as shown.
Using the Lumiere 3-D paint create a small swirl design in the center of the flowers and quickly sprinkle small seed beads in the very center.
Add small dot flowers with Lumiere 3-D in Lemon.
Using the Lumiere 3-D in Emerald create a medium size mound of paint to adhere the green leaf sequins. Push the leaf sequins into the wet paint. For more dimension put the leaves in at an angle. The paint is thick enough that it will hold the leaf sequins in place until the paint dries.
Finally, sew the painted and embellished fabric to a background and embellish with trims.
To display, fold over the top of the flag and pin to a “clothes line” or length of ribbon.
Thank you SUMMER for all of the beautiful flowers!
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