It is all about the details, isn't it? It's the details—a little piece of trim, some sparkle, a bit of unexpected texture—that really take a project to WOW!
Lisa Pace, author of Delight in the Details, knows a thing or two about WOW. She's a pro at not only making fabulous projects but also taking those fabulous projects and making them truly unforgettable. And in this CraftAble, Lisa will teach you, step by step, how to make three incredibly versatile flower embellishments.
The Crepe Paper Rosette technique transforms an easy-to-overlook material into a delicate and frilly flower. Adaptations of the basic flower demonstrate how this embellishment can be dressed up or down, how it can be the star or a supporting character, and how other materials can be substituted for the paper to amazing effect.
Inspired by the fabric flowers that frequently adorned home decor in the 1950s, the Felt Bloom technique features a softness you won't be able to resist. Variations show how easy (and what a great idea it is) to play with scale—change a little and you change a lot.
Finally, the Painted Ribbon Bloom gives you a chance to get your hands dirty: hand-coloring ribbon for a flower is so simple, you'll wonder why you hadn't thought of it first. You'll also find additional uses and techniques here for some the materials you'll be using.
So whether you're working on a card, tag, layout, banner, memento or something else entirely, there's nothing that couldn't be just a bit more delightful with just the right details!