Monday, November 11, 2013
I love to fill my house with poinsettias during the holidays. Today I challenged myself to create another variety of poinsettia using the Susan's Garden Poinsettia dies. When I did a research on the Internet, I found one called "Pink Vanilla". Isn't it a beautiful color.
Here is the picture I found for Inspiration. I think mine turned out very similar.
I used a vanilla colored card stock ( you can use a very pale yellow) to die cut all the poinsettia pieces. I always die cut eight of each size petal, plus extra large petals for the leaves, for each flower. All the petals were shaped using the Susan's Garden Flower Tool Kit. I used Derwent Inktense Block Set colors to shade the pink on each petal. These are water soluble ink blocks that can be used dry or wet. When wet, they create a translucent ink-like paint that can be worked over when dry. I used a Tim Holtz Water Brush to pick up some of the hot pink ink and brush it on in a random fashion on each petal. It doesn't take very much ink to accomplish this. I love to watercolor using the Derwent Inktense Block Set Colors. After the ink was dry, I sponged on a light coat of the yellow green Susan's Garden Pan Pastel. I used a dry cloth to wipe off any loose Pan Pastel because I only wanted a "hint" of the green on the petal. I followed the directions Susan's gives in her Poinsettia video on how to cut the die cut piece for the stamen. After cutting the stamen, I added Green Viva Paper Pen dots to the tips, then added just a few sprinkles of yellow Flower Soft on the ends. The Flower Soft stuck in the Paper Pen dots. Be sure you don't get too much on because you want to see the green dots with just a little yellow on the tips.
The leaves were also die cut using Vanilla card stock so I colored them first with the Yellow Green Pan Pastel then sponged on Forest Moss Distress Ink with a sponge dauber.
I hope this helps you to create another style Poinsettia with Susan's Garden Poinsettia dies and products.
Below are links to Ellen Hutson, LLC for products used: