Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Blue Painted Flower & Digi-Freebie


Here is a little experiment using the "A Lovely Blossom & Butterfly Set". I took a blossom flower PNG and used it as a stencil in Corel Painter so the only area that I could paint on was the flower and not the background. I started painting different colours on the petals, I painted in centers with cream and some multi-coloured dots. After printing out, I cut out 3 different sizes and shades of flowers. I laid each flower on a foam mouse pad and embossed multiple vertical lines over each petal, turned over, and repeated to give the petals a variegated texture.



I edged the petals with an iridescent blue watercolor paint and a liner brush, the close-up shows a little clearer how I brushed the paint on. I added some little streaks of olive green metallic watercolor and gold liquid pearls to the center of the flower. The petals were bent by moulding the petals with my fingers and then I glued the flowers together. The various pieces of CS and the leaves ( the backs of printed leaves that were embossed with a stylus tool) were coloured with distress inks and a blending tool. I darkened the centers of the leaves a bit with with some darker ink and a water brush. I edged the leaves and lined the veins with some green iridescent paint.

These flowers are like a first draft... I am experimenting with different colours and brushstrokes, some with plain centers for more versatility. This is about 2 projects down on my to do list. I thought I would give you a freebie to see if you like them.

Please download the Blue Painted Flower Sheet HERE.

I am bursting with ideas - like this could be done with regular paints or inks! Add the variegated embossing to the flower petals and brush paints/twinkling H2O's/inks on the back side of the petals. I have made one with distress inks that I will show you tomorrow.

Have a great day!
:)* Fred

23 comments:

mitch1066 said...

As a crafter on major budget restrictions i truly appreciate all your freebies and wonderful designs.Thank you!!

Christine said...

Thanks for another lovely freebie design.
Hugs
Christine xx

Anita said...

Thanks for the freebie! These flowers are so beautiful! I like how you used paint to give it a little different look.

JanJ said...

Thank you for another lovely freebie.

Jan xx

sugar n spice said...

Your card is just soo.... pretty, I love the flower and the layout too. Thank you for the lovely freebie, very much appreciated.
Suzi xx

Kathleen said...

Your card is fab. Love the flowers and colours. Thanks for the freebie.
Kathleen x

Tricia said...

what you did with this is simply astounding! gorgeous!

Karelj said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! And thanks for the freebies!

Jean said...

Thanks for the freebies. The flowers are gorgeous, and I'm sure I can put them to good use.

Limar said...

Very sweet, thank you :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely designs with us and these flowers are so pretty.
Love, Avril xxxx

Anonymous said...

Tracey this is absolutely stunning
thank you for sharing your work with me Sue

BlueCat said...

Your card is very pretty! You are an artist!

gardengirl3 said...

Simply gorgeous card...what a talent you have. Thanks tons for the freebie

stamps&cars said...

I do appreciate your talent and your inspiration! Thanks for the freebie. I do love the card you made. Is that a new cuttlebug embossing folder on the bottom layer?

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Thanks everyone!

Stamps&Cars, it is a new Sizzix Folder from a set called Medallions, Frame & Damask, it rocks!

Hugs, Fred

Marie B. said...

WOW!!!! Tracey this is stunning!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Creative Mish said...

wow! These are beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!

Julia said...

It's the first time I've seen your blog and the lovely freebies you give away. They're all lovely and thank you very much..xx

marian said...

I just found your site yesterday and I must say...what a beautiful talent you have. Thank you for sharing it with us. God Bless and have a wonderful day!

Pixordia said...

Tracey:
I love everything you do and feel so grateful for all you share.
Hugs,
Stamparita

Anonymous said...

I just came across your website... amazing!

Travelin' MBA said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful freebie design. :0)