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Silk Flowers with Dylusions Spray Inks and Krylon Glitterblast

by Amy Bowerman

Hey Hey!  I have two fun and easy projects to share with you today using Silk Flowers, Dylusions spray inks and Krylon Glitterblast.  First up…silk flower hair clips!

Silk Flower Hairclips

Silk Flower Hair Clips with Octopode Factory Charms

These silk flower hair clips feature fun strawberry charms made with images from The Octopode Factory.  I’ll give you the step by steps on how to create these charms along with the silk flower hair clips in a minute…but first lets take a closer look at the flowers.

Silk Flower Hair Clips Pink Daisy

Pink Daisy Silk Flower Hair Clip

For this Pink Daisy Hair Clip I covered the center of the flower with scrap paper and sprayed Dylusions  around the edges of the petals.  Once the Dylusions spray ink was dry I gave the entire flower a spritz of Krylon Glitterblast Diamond Dust.  While the Glitterblast was still wet I sprinkled two shades of Martha Stewart Glitter on top and sealed with Krylon Glitterblast clear sealer.

Silk Flower Hair Clip Pink Black Eyed Susan

Pink Black Eyed Susan Silk Flower Hair Clip

I wanted to experiment with different colors and silk flower types for these hair clips.  Here I have used a hot pink Black Eyed Susan.  Again, I used Glitterblast Diamond Dust to give the flower an all over shimmer then sprinkled Martha Stewart Glitter on the tips of the petals.  Don’t forget to seal with Glitterblast clear sealer.

Silk Flower Hair Clip Rainbow Daisy

Rainbow Daisy Hair Clip

This hair clip is my absolute favorite!  There’s nothing I like more than Rainbows and Glitter…except maybe a winning lottery ticket.  Or better yet finding a pot of gold at the END of a rainbow…with a Leprechaun in it…that would be totally awesome.  Even better still if the Leprechaun was riding a Unicorn…that’s my Ultimate scenario.  Anywhoo…to create this Hair Clip I started with a plain white daisy and sprayed every color of Dylusions Spray ink around the petals.  *You will need to hold your sprays a good distance away from your flower so the inks don’t bleed together.  Spray with Krylon Glitterblast Diamond Dust but don’t seal…yet.   Grab some Mod Podge and use a small paintbrush to paint the tips of the petals and sprinkle a coordinating color of Martha Stewart Glitter.  Now seal.

You can find silk flowers on the cheap at most dollar stores and craft stores.  I got mine for $1 per bunch at Dollar Tree.

Here are the steps to create these fun hair clips for your reference:

STEP 1:  Spray Silk Flowers with Dylusions Spray Ink and Spritz with Krylon Glitterblast.

STEP 2:  Sprinkle Martha Stewart Glitter on flowers while Glitterblast is still wet.  *For more detailed glittering use Mod Podge.

STEP 3:  Seal with Krylon Glitterblast Clear Sealer.

STEP 4:  To adhere Flower to hair clip snip the stem as close to the base of the flower as possible.  Cut a small circle of felt and adhere to flower with E-600.  Flip Flower over and use E-6000 to adhere clip to felt circle.

Octopode Factory Charms

STEP 1: Color Octopode Factory images with Copic Markers (or whatever you’ve got)

STEP 2:  Mount and seal images to Grunge Board or heavy chip board with Mod Podge.

STEP 3:  Cut out charms and adhere to flower with E-6000

STEP 4:  Add a thick coating of Glossy Accents to charms…allow to dry overnight.

You can create another fun project by using the above steps….Silk Flower Pens!

Silk Flower Pen Big Ass Book of Crafts

Silk Flower Pen From Mark Montano’s ‘Big Ass Book of Crafts’

Don’t clip the stems of your flowers when creating these flower pens and follow the instructions in Mark Montano’s ‘Big Ass Book of Crafts’.

Silk Flower Pen Dylusions Spray Ink

Silk Flower Pen with Dylusions Spray ink and Krylon Glitterblast

These flower pens make great gifts!  This one was given to my son’s bus driver.  Instead of charms I used Glossy Accents to add seed beads to the center.  I also added chunky glitter to the petals.

Silk Flower Pen Teacher Gift

Silk Flower Pen Teacher Gift

For the Teacher’s aids I used a different type of Silk Flower and sprayed with a contrasting color of Dylusions Spray ink.  I found these cute watering cans in the dollar section at Michael’s and filled it with Sharpie’s in addition to the Flower Pen.  Teacher’s LOVE Sharpie’s….who doesn’t??

So there you have it!  Two fun projects for you to make for yourself, a friend, or anyone for that matter :)  As if you needed an excuse to play with Dylusions Spray ink and Glitter!  Stop by Simon Says Stamp and Show for more inspiring ways to use Dylusions Sprays and Stencils, and be sure to check out the Octopode Factory shop for some funtastic summer images.

Have a sparkling day!

Amy*

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Silk Flower Arrangements February 20, 2015 at 3:59 pm

OMG!! These are absolutely tooooooo cute!! The Diamond Dust is over the top and the rainbow colors have to have a leprechaun in there somewhere!

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2 Artificial Trees July 17, 2012 at 9:03 am

OMG.. <3 R THEY REAL.. :)

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3 alice July 7, 2012 at 9:11 pm

amy – these are wonderful! i’m going to show my daughter, she’ll love this – so pretty!
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4 Gini July 6, 2012 at 9:07 am

Love the rainbow flower and the flower pen! What a great idea using the Octopode stamp as the flower heart!
Glad to see your mojo has returned :-)
As far as I can tell art mojo is a very independent thing, it comes and goes as it pleases and anyone who says they don’t have periods of mojolessness and suffer with periodic comparison blues are lying to themselves as well as the rest of us.
Gini
xx

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5 soapHOUSEmama July 3, 2012 at 9:48 pm

These flowers are stunning! I love all of the depth of color you were able to achieve! The Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week’s challenge. – Ashli

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