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Steampunk Roses

July 23, 2012
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Steampunk Flowers by Emily M. Miller
As soon as I saw the Fantasy Floral paper from graphic 45 it reminded me of the Fantasy Film Roses I make.  Our Fantasy Film colors are reminiscent of the colors in this paper and I knew I had to put the two together. It has been a little while since I have made some Fantasy Film Roses, but as soon as I started thinking about them, I thought they would look fantastic with some Want 2 Scrap bling on them too!
Things 2 Use
Fantasy Film, Watermelon, Dandelion, In the Glen
Wire approx. 24 ga.
1-16” hole punch
Cutting board
Zacto blade or scissors
Designer Dries Clear adhesive w/ Ultrafine Metal Tip attached
Ultrafine Opaque Art Glitter: #351 Pink Diamond, #350 Butterscotch
Art Glitter Glass Beads: #802 Sunset (Sm), #804 Clover (Sm), #823 Transparent Auburn (Sm)
Frame to repurpose
Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante Collection paper
-Fantasy Floral
-Mechanical Mind
Graphic 45 Chipboard Tag
-Olde Curiosity Shoppe Tags 1
Want 2 Scrap Nestabling
-Labels 24 White Pearls
Spray bottle with water
Matte board, scrap piece

Steampunk Flowers by Emily M. MillerI started with an old frame, took the glass out and saved the picture for a later day. Then I tore some pieces of Fantasy Floral paper to lay across my frame. I sprayed the paper very lightly with water to make it pliable and glued it into place with DDC. I cut a piece of Mechanical Mind paper (the ‘backside’) and matte board to fit the frame and glued them together.

Steampunk Flowers by Emily M. Miller

I already have Fantasy Film Roses directions on Art Glitter here… The ones I made today are just a touch smaller. And I used smaller gauge wire.

Steampunk Flowers by Emily M. Miller

The trick with making these roses is not to melt too much away. It is really tempting to do, but you cannot get back what you melt away!

Steampunk Flowers by Emily M. Miller

I assembled the flowers in the frame to see where they looked best and decided on a chipboard tag from graphic 45 as a focal piece as well. I felt as though I needed to bring more of my watermelon rose color back into the piece so I glittered the wind up image on my tag with Pink Diamond Art Glitter.

Steampunk Flowers by Emily M. Miller

Then made Butterscotch dots around the tag. First I tried to match the little dots on the tag, but that didn’t go well and I decided not to worry about it!
Next I got my bling out from Want 2 Scrap. These white pearls fit my roses perfectly. I cut them out and placed them on some of the petals. When I placed the bling on the petals I paid more attention to arranging them in a pleasing manner than to matching the curve of the pearls to the petal. It worked perfectly. And the bling sticks to the Fantasy Film really well!

Steampunk Flowers by Emily M. Miller

The rest is assembly. I glued my flowers down one at a time by wrapping their wire through the inside and around the edge of the frame with the backgound to help keep them in place. I used E6000 to glue them to the inside of the frame. I like using E6000 for this type of thing because it doesn’t set up right away and you can move the flowers around a bit till they are right. I just propped it up and let gravity help to hold the flower in place as it dried for about half an hour.

Steampunk Flowers by Emily M. Miller

I put a small square of matte board behind my tag before gluing it down with DDC to give it some height.

At the last minute I decided I needed to add some Glass (no-hole) Beads to the frame. Ideally this step should have happened before I assembled it, oh well! I made sketchy lines along the lines of the roses, and beyond the edges of the torn paper with my DDC and sprinkled beads on. I love the textured look they give the piece. What do you think?

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45 Comments leave one →
  1. July 24, 2012 5:15 am

    What a fun project! Love those roses!

  2. July 24, 2012 5:44 am

    This is very pretty and I enjoyed seeing how you made the flowers. I’m going to have to try this out and make some flowers for myself. Thanks for sharing

  3. July 24, 2012 5:58 am

    Love the roses!! I’m going to have to try those!!

  4. July 24, 2012 6:21 am

    Love it Emily! I will be making some of those awesome flowers! Thanks for sharing!

    True 😀

  5. Diana C permalink
    July 24, 2012 7:00 am

    Wow! Beautiful roses. Loved the frame. Your right, the roses went beautifully with the G45 papers. I will be back to look around more. I think I’ll probably need a few hours!

  6. Jan permalink
    July 24, 2012 7:05 am

    I love your roses and how you did the frame. I would have covered the entire frame and now I see that sometimes less is better. Great idea!

  7. July 24, 2012 7:31 am

    Wow, this is terrific. First time hearing about fantasy film…and it is so pretty! TFS your wonderful project for the Hop.
    Jessica S

  8. Miriam Prantner permalink
    July 24, 2012 7:55 am

    I would never have though to use a flame to create those flowers, but they look amazing! great work!

  9. gwen moss permalink
    July 24, 2012 7:57 am

    Very unique use of the papers.

  10. Danielle Copley permalink
    July 24, 2012 8:04 am

    Love the paper! Thanks for sharing!

  11. July 24, 2012 8:51 am

    I think it’s beyond GORGEOUS — WOW!!! You true artisans AMAZE me!!! LOVE this!!!

  12. maricopastamper permalink
    July 24, 2012 8:54 am

    Sorry; not sure my 1st comment posted? I think this is GORGEOUS — WOW!!! You true artisans AMAZE me!!! TFS!!!

  13. Dorina D permalink
    July 24, 2012 9:15 am

    WOW! What a project. Loved the roses and adding the bling just increased the fantasy. Thanks for sharing something so unique.

  14. Denny permalink
    July 24, 2012 9:24 am

    TFS! I’ve never seen roses done like that before. I’m enjoying all the new things I’m learning on this hop.

  15. Sleigh permalink
    July 24, 2012 9:32 am

    Thanks for sharing your tutorial/how to do this very neat project and for sharing it with us today 🙂

  16. Sandra Askew permalink
    July 24, 2012 10:33 am

    The roses are fantastic and everything goes so well together. I will be reading the instructions on how to make the roses. I can see using them with lots of other Graphic 45 papers!

  17. July 24, 2012 10:41 am

    Thiis so cool! You are a FF queen! Love that stuff! Great Post

  18. July 24, 2012 11:57 am

    This is VERY creative!!!! I love the flowers!

  19. July 24, 2012 12:34 pm

    I love Steampunk! Thank you for the roses, they make great embellishment!

  20. July 24, 2012 12:37 pm

    Very cool! Love the flowers!!!

  21. Anna Knieszner permalink
    July 24, 2012 12:39 pm

    I love Steampunk, and those roses make great embellishments! Thanks for sharing your idea!

  22. Shanda Harrington permalink
    July 24, 2012 12:41 pm

    These roses look amazing! Thank you for sharing.

  23. Holly Johnson permalink
    July 24, 2012 2:34 pm

    Love your project and I cannot wait to try the roses!!

  24. Rosann aka Rea' permalink
    July 24, 2012 2:39 pm

    Fantasy film looked fun, a must try…like how you added bling, and the glitter on the ole curiosity lady key… cool idea !

  25. July 24, 2012 2:50 pm

    great idea on the frame.
    Barbara Bird

  26. Sandy Duley permalink
    July 24, 2012 4:59 pm

    This is amazing. Love the flowers and thanks for the step by step on how you did this.

  27. mitz permalink
    July 24, 2012 5:33 pm

    …** fun-tastic ** directions on how to make this.. soooo cute.. thanks..

  28. Krystal permalink
    July 24, 2012 6:19 pm

    So beautiful!! Thanks for sharing! -Kris-

  29. July 24, 2012 6:42 pm

    Very inspirational just gorgeous I will be having a go at making these thank you so much for sharing your delightful work.

  30. July 24, 2012 7:24 pm

    Beautiful project…. amazing job on those roses! Love it!! TFS! 🙂

  31. Rebecca W permalink
    July 24, 2012 7:58 pm

    What a gorgeous frame. I love you roses.

  32. Linda R permalink
    July 24, 2012 8:08 pm

    Beads look great….wonderful frame and love those flowers!

  33. July 24, 2012 10:31 pm

    I have never seen these flowers b4. Truly gorgeous. So cool to use with anything steampunk. Adds a real dreamy feel to the project. Love it, really. Must make and incorporate them in my projects. Your an inspiration. Thanks so much. 🙂

  34. July 25, 2012 1:30 am

    What a fun project! I never saw those roses before, it gives such a cool effect! Thank you for sharing!

  35. July 25, 2012 2:12 am

    My favourite style! And such beaytiful roses!

  36. July 25, 2012 5:31 am



  37. July 25, 2012 6:42 am

    Really creative!!

  38. Marcie Smith permalink
    July 25, 2012 7:49 am

    Love your project. Those fantasy film roses are amazing.

  39. July 25, 2012 12:22 pm

    FAB idea wish i hadn’t thrown the old pictures frames away now lol

  40. Caryn S. (Scrapnsing) permalink
    July 25, 2012 4:30 pm

    What a great altered art frame! some really neat ideas here, especially the torn paper.

  41. July 25, 2012 6:27 pm

    what a fab project!! I am doing an altered picture frame swap, and this is just the motivation I need to start!

  42. christi permalink
    July 25, 2012 6:28 pm

    this is such a cool tecnique. tfs

  43. Sue D permalink
    July 25, 2012 6:43 pm

    Wow what a fantastic project–love the flowers.

  44. July 26, 2012 2:07 am

    Wow those flowers are really cool, gorgeous frame too.

    Hugs Ali x

  45. Lynda permalink
    July 26, 2012 3:25 pm

    I’ve never heard of Fantasy Film before. It looks really cool!

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