Hi there friends! I’ve finally gotten my hands on some Dylusions ink sprays and let me tell you they are even more wonderful than I could have imagined! After seeing so many wonderful works of art using the boldly colored Dylusions sprays from Dyan Reaveley I decided I MUST have some of my own. While pruning my Hydrangea earlier this spring I put aside a few of the dried flowers to experiment with once I obtained some Dylusions ink sprays. Nature had left me a lovely white canvas and thanks to Linda at The Funkie Junkie I was able to alter natures original work and create some bold and beautiful Art Flowers! Big thanks to Linda of the Funkie Junkie …not only does she have great prices, she shipped my inks so fast I didn’t even have time to stalk my mail lady! Linda my Mail Lady and I thank you!
Don’t get me wrong I LOVE the color changing capabilities of a Hydrangea when left to its own devices in nature, but now I can enjoy them all year round!
I was even able to add some shimmer and sparkle to my flowers. Can you tell I like Rainbows and shiny things?
In this aerial view of the dried art flowers you can see some flakes of the chunky glitter I used to add even more sparkle and shine!
Wondering what to do with dried flowers of your own? These art flowers are easy to make let me show you…
STEP 1: Set up a cardboard box lined with Wax paper and spray Dylusions spray ink on to dried flowers (I used Hydrangeas)
This photo is a touch blurry…I was really excited about how cool these turned out To blend the colors (instead of water) I used Tsukineko Shimmer Mist.
Check out my arsenal of Dylusions! Now this is my kind of firing squad! I used a box that my new pots and pans came in as my spray catcher. I love it because the box has large flaps on all sides…perfect for messy, bessy me!
STEP 2: Coat Dried Flowers with spray adhesive and add fine and chunky glitter.
STEP 3: To ensure an even coat of sparkle mist with Krylon Glitterblast Diamond Dust and seal with Krylon Glitterblast Clear Sealer.
STEP 4: Dry…yes you need to “dry” your dried flowers…again
STEP 5: Find the perfect container….for me it was this galvanized tin pail…c’mon you know you have SOMETHING in your stash somewhere.
My pail was a bit too plain…much like my dried Hydrangeas were when I started. After they were colored they just seemed magical to me. They reminded me of one of my favorite books as a kid “Cassie’s Magic Flowers”. Seriously, this book has inspired my art since the age of 6. I told you I love rainbows and shiny things…I think I may have been a unicorn in a past life.
Of course I had to re-read my favorite childhood book. Within the pages I found the perfect quote for my plain tin pail!
Why yes they can! And so they Shall!
STEP 7: Find a Quote You love and Mod Podge it to your container.
I’m usually a glossy Mod Podge kind of girl but I decided to go with muted Matte Mod Podge for this project.
You can eliminate a Mod Podge mess and wayward brushstrokes the same way you clean a baby’s bottom…with a baby wipe of course I always keep a tub of baby wipes on hand to clean up crafty messes…they work great on sticky Mod Podge fingers too
STEP 8: Find a spot on the wall or mantel to hang your creation and admire it!
Rainbow Flowers on the wall are you the fairest of them all? I think so! How do you think they look on this wall? This is me surveying the wall space anxiously anticipating DH’s arrival…I make them…I DON’T hang them
Hope you are having a colorful day! Thanks for stopping by!