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Watering Can Paper Flower Arrangement

by Amy Bowerman

Hello again my friends!  I’m really excited about today’s Watering Can Paper Flower Tutorial and I think you will be too.  This paper flower arrangement makes the perfect gift, centerpiece or home decor piece.  It really brightens up a room and is sure to brighten your day while you are creating it.  Come along with me and I’ll show you how to “Grow your own” paper flowers with Eileen Hull’s “Picket Fence” Sizzix collection and Wendy Vecchi’s new Archival Inks and embossing pastes. Watering Can Paper Flower Arrangement | Pluckingdaisies.com #Sizzix #EileenHull #WendyVecchi #Tutorial     As you may have guessed Eileen’s recently released Picket Fence collection is garden themed and Wendy’s new Archival Inks are garden themed as well with color names like “potting soil”, “Geranium Red” and “Fern Green”…to name a few.  If I didn’t know better I would think these two collaborated on their collections :) Watering Can Paper Flower Arrangement | Pluckingdaisies.com #Sizzix #EileenHull #WendyVecchi #Tutorial Eileen and Wendy may not have known that their collections were made for each other, but once I got these two together in my studio the creative magic really started to bloom! Watering Can Paper Flower Arrangement | Pluckingdaisies.com #Sizzix #EileenHull #WendyVecchi #Tutorial Between Eileen’s Picket Fence Die Cuts and Wendy’s fabulous new Archival Ink and Embossing paste colors a match has been made in creative heaven :) Watering Can Paper Flower Arrangement | Pluckingdaisies.com #Sizzix #EileenHull #WendyVecchi #Tutorial   So allow me to “Sprinkle” you with tips and tricks on how to use these two collections together.  Keep calm, smile…we are about to create beautiful things!

How to make a Watering Can Flower Arrangement

 

I used several Sizzix dies from the Picket Fence collection for this project.

Sizzix Dies

  • Watering Can (Scoreboards XL)
  • Trinity Flower
  • Vine #2 (Sizzlits Decorative Strip)
  • Tim Holtz Alterations Hearts (Movers and Shapers)

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Other Supplies

  • Distress Ink, Stains and Paints
  • Distress Glitter
  • Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks
  • Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste (I used Gold and Silver)
  • Perfect pearls mist
  • Mat board, Grunge Board, Grunge Paper
  • Sticky Back Canvas (optional)

Watering Can

I cut the watering can out of Mat Board (available from Sizzix) you can also use heavy chip board.  You will also need extended cutting pads if you don’t already have them.

STEP 1:  Coloring.  I found the color combination that worked best was Weathered Wood Distress Paint, Brushed Pewter Distress Paint, and Brushed Pewter Distress Stain (In that order).  If any of the white is still showing through once the paints and stains are dry add a 2nd coat of Weathered Wood Distress Paint.

Watering Can Paper Flower Arrangement | Pluckingdaisies.com #Sizzix #EileenHull #WendyVecchi #Tutorial STEP 2: Spread a layer of Wendy Vecchi Metallic Silver Embossing paste over the front side of your watering can.  *I did the sides as well for good measure.

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STEP 3:  While the embossing paste is still wet drag the serrated edge of a plastic knife through it to create texture.

Watering Can Paper Flower Arrangement | Pluckingdaisies.com #Sizzix #EileenHull #WendyVecchi #Tutorial   STEP 4:  Once the embossing paste is completely dry color the underside of the watering can and side pieces.  I used Weathered Wood Distress Paint and inked with Bundled Sage & Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  A quick spritz of Perfect Pearls Pewter will give the look of galvanized metal with a subtle patina.

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STEP 5:  Ink the edges and sides of the Watering can with Wendy Vecchi “Watering Can” ink….how perfect is that?  * Be sure to fold down the scored edges and ink those as well.   Watering Can Paper Flower Arrangement | Pluckingdaisies.com #Sizzix #EileenHull #WendyVecchi #Tutorial   Vine

To create the vine I inked a piece of Kraft Glassine with Wendy Vecchi Fern Green Archival Ink and cut with Eileen Hull’s Vine decorative strip.  The Kraft Glassine mimics the texture of a realistic ivy vine and Wendy’s Fern Green is the perfect shade to add to the realism.

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Trinity Flowers

STEP 1:  Die Cut flowers using the Trinity Flower out of Grunge Paper.  You can also use regular paper…I used Grunge because I wanted a more vintage look.

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STEP 2:  Ink Grunge paper Flowers with Distress Stain.  I used Rusty Hinge, Broken China, and Fired Brick.  *You can blot off excess Distress Stain with paper towel for an even more rustic look.  Follow by stamping over Distress Stain and edging flowers with coordinating Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks….Cornflower Blue, Geranium Red, & Orange Blossom.

STEP 3: Assemble and Wire Flowers.  For a detailed tutorial on how to wire paper flowers Click HERE.

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STEP 4:  Add glue to tips of flower petals and sprinkle with Distress Glitter for an added dose of vintage glam.

*For more information on the Distress Glitter line check out my review HERE.

 

Adding Embellishments

To create the heart on the front of the Watering Can I die cut a Tim Holtz Alterations heart from Grunge Board, coated with Wendy Vecchi Metallic Gold embossing paste, Inked over dry paste with Geranium Red Archival ink and randomly added Fired Brick Distress Glitter to the edges.

 

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For the sentiment I stamped on Sticky-back canvas in Wendy Vecchi’s Potting Soil with a stamp from Stampotique.   Watering Can Paper Flower Arrangement | Pluckingdaisies.com #Sizzix #EileenHull #WendyVecchi #Tutorial   Add water sprinkles by snipping floral filler sprigs and inking with Wendy Vecchi Cornflower Blue ink.

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Are you ready to grow your very own watering can garden?  It’s easy to do with these inspirational new products from Eileen Hull and Wendy Vecchi.  Your creativity is sure to be blooming in no time :)

For more ways to use Eileen Hull’s Picket Fence collection stop by the Sizzix blog and check out all of the gorgeous creations being showcased there.  If you would like to learn more about Wendy Vecchi’s new inks and embossing pastes you can check out her blog for tips and project inspiration.

For more paper flower tutorials and inspiration check out the link list below.

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132px;line-height:1.1; text-align:center;vertical-align:bottom;”>How to Make Hydrangeas

132px;line-height:1.1; text-align:center;vertical-align:bottom;”>How to make a Paper Lily

132px;line-height:1.1; text-align:center;vertical-align:bottom;”>DIY Paper Flower Centerpiece

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132px;line-height:1.1; text-align:center;vertical-align:bottom;”>How to Make Paper Flowers



Have a beautiful day!

Amy*

Tagged as: Distress Glitter, Eileen Hull, Embossing Paste, paper flower arrangement, Ranger Archival ink, sizzix, Wendy Vecchi

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1 Amazon September 22, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Spot on with this write-up, I absolutely believe this amazing site needs a great deal more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read more, thanks for the info!
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2 stamping sue August 23, 2013 at 6:58 am

Amy, terrific watering can with flowers. this would be fun to re-create. hope to find the watering can die and that it works in big kick machine. thanks for sharing. let’s meet up soon.
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3 Amy Bowerman September 2, 2013 at 9:53 am

I believe it will work in the big kick Sue as long as you have the extended cutting pads. I will cut you some samples when we meet up :)

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4 stamping sue August 23, 2013 at 6:26 am

Hi Amy,
what a fabulous watering can with flowers. I will be looking for this die as long as it works in big kick machine. hope so. thanks for sharing.
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5 Anita Houston August 22, 2013 at 7:08 pm

GORGEOUS…again! Love the tutorial!
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6 Eileen Hull August 22, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Amy you are amazing. Love all of the texture and layers and especially glitter! So pretty! Thanks again for all of your help at CHA and now :-)
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7 Anne August 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm

Absolutely brilliant Any, love the embossing paste addition, makes it look so realistic. Love the gorgeous flowers too. Thanks for the great tutorial. Hugs, Anne x
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8 Amy Bowerman August 23, 2013 at 9:38 am

Thanks so much Anne! Wendy’s pastes are quickly becoming my new favorite product I love how the metallics look with her new Archival inks on top!

I’m so sorry for the delay in getting that catalog to you. “I misplaced it” aka it got swallowed up by the black hole that has become my studio :). Good news is I found it last night and am bringing it to the post this afternoon!

Amy*

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9 Linda, the funkie junkie August 22, 2013 at 2:20 pm

This is such a cute country style home dec piece, Amy! I really love how you made the groove texture in the watering can and those sparkly flowers rock! Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Linda

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10 Amy Bowerman August 23, 2013 at 9:48 am

Thanks Linda!

I generally don’t do country style and always go for bright and loud color schemes. Sometimes I think I’m the long lost daughter of Lisa Frank…lol! I love how Wendy’s Inks help me “tone it down” and embrace a new style of art :). Thanks for shipping the inks and pastes so quickly Im having so much fun with them I’ll probably have to re-order soon!

Amy*

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11 Sylvia/LittleTreasures August 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Oh, you always have the most fun flowers. This is a great tutorial…maybe after summer settles I can make some for my mothers table. Thanks for sharing your great talents with us.
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12 Amy Bowerman August 23, 2013 at 10:13 am

Aww Sylvia thanks so much :). I hear ya on the summer settling. As much as I love the lazy days of summer Im ready to get back on a schedule. Counting the days till “big and yellow” comes back (aka the school bus).

I’m sure your mother will adore the flowers…my mother raids my project curio for arrangements whenever the seasons change. Everyone loves flowers that you don’t have to water!

Amy*

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13 Jacquelene L August 22, 2013 at 11:22 am

Love the flowers. The watering can looks amazing. I came over from Eileen Hull’s post on the sizzix blog. I just had to see how the flowers were made and which die you used. Thank you for sharing this great step by step tutorial. I will be saving these instructions, now I need the flower die.
Jacquelene L
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14 Amy Bowerman August 22, 2013 at 11:39 am

Thanks Jacquelene!

The Trinity Flower is a great die to have. You can use both pieces together or use just the top piece to create small flowers to use for arrangements or embellishments. I’m working on a fall flower arrangement where I will be mixing and matching parts of the Trinity Flower with other Sizzix flower dies (tutorial coming soon).

Glad you liked the tutorial and thanks for the kind words :)

Amy*

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15 Dorothy(Dakota Bear) August 22, 2013 at 10:26 am

Lovely!!! Thank you for the very informative tutorial.

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