To say that I am in love with the new Sizzix Jumbo Tattered Florals die from Tim Holtz would be the understatement of the year! Obsessed is much more fitting. I have been waiting for Jumbo flowers and so excited that they are finally here! Today I have a Steampunk Flower tutorial to share with you inspired by Tim’s 12 Tags of 2014 January technique. Fire up your Vagabond and let’s make some Jumbo Tattered Florals…steam punk style!
Generally I am ALL sunshine and rainbows, but Tim’s January Tag technique forced me out of my colorful comfort zone and inspired me to get a little grungy.
No glitter, no sparkle NO rainbows just down and dirty, grungy, steampunk style for this project!
My inner unicorn has left the building (for now). Today we will be drinking out of a dirty “Must be Italian” Fra-gee-lay glass! Fear not rainbow lovers I have a colorful Jumbo Tattered Florals Tutorial coming your way later this week
Cutting Jumbo Tattered Florals
The Jumbo Tattered Florals die is approx 12 in. I like to add an extra .5 in to ensure a clean-cut. For this process you will need to make a few adjustments to piece your papers together but don’t worry I’ve got you covered!
Foil Cardstock Flowers
I used Ranger Foil Cardstock for one round of flowers by piecing card stock together with Foil Tape.
Only one piece of foil tape was necessary but I went ahead and added strips of tape all the way up for a metallic striped look.
Using the Tim Holtz Clockwork Stencil and Metallic Distress Paint (Tarnished Brass) I covered the back side of the Foil Card Stock with a Steampunk savvy design.
Generally I am adamant about embossing BEFORE cutting, but due to the size of the new Jumbo Tattered Florals I made an exception. The Foil Card stock and foil tape combination allows the flowers to hold up to embossing after being cut.
*I used Tim Holtz Alterations rivets and Diamond Plate Sizzix Texture Fades.
I scored some of Tim’s Eclectic Elements fabric from Coat’s at the Fave Crafts Blogger Party at CHA. I don’t sew, but thanks to Stiffy from Plaid Crafts I can paint my way to fabulous fabric Flowers!
Easy-Peasy, just paint on Stiffy (both sides of fabric), let dry, cut and shape!
Assembling Steampunk Flowers
Assembling your steam punk flowers is easy. You can check out my flower shaping/curling tips HERE.
The only thing you will need to adjust when working with Jumbo Tattered Florals is the gauge of your wire. For this project I used 22 gauge wire.
*Tim Holtz Idea-ology accoutrements Buttons make the perfect center for a steam punk flower.
Wendy Vecchi’s Archival ink in “Potting Soil” creates a fabulous aged metal look when used to edge Jumbo Tattered Floral Petals and leaves.
Combined Foil Card Stock leaves and Fabric leaves with a Tim Holtz Tiny attacher.
Hot glue a piece of 22 gauge wire in between the leaves and wrap them around your steam punk flower stem.
Steampunk Apothecary Jar
I used Tim and Wendy’s “Cracked Glass” technique to create a steam punk style Apothecary jar to hold my steam punk flower.
Once cracked glass effect is dry go over it with a blending tool and Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink in Watering Can.
Use Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tag Labels, Remnant Rubs, and twine to complete the look.
Stop by Tim’s blog for all the steps and techniques he used to create the January Tag.
Hope you enjoyed this Jumbo Tattered Florals Tutorial. I sure had a blast dabbling in the steam punk style. I haven’t forgotten my Rainbow roots and will have more Jumbo Tattered Floral fun coming your way real soon!
Have a “go outside your comfort zone” day!