Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Spellbinders - Hybrid Tea Rose and Teapot

Once in a while I get the chance to play with new Spellbinders products - Susan Tierney-Cockburn's botanical dies have long been a beautiful standard for realistic florals in the industry, and now they are calling Spellbinders home! I'll be honest - I tend to shy away from dies that require 'construction' - but I really enjoyed the process of creating these roses! Full disclosure - the large roses are 9 or 10 pieces, each piece watercolored and shaped individually. But look at the results:

How special is that?! Here's the Hybrid Tea Rose and Tea Pot set that I used, and you can find the rest of Susan's products at Spellbinders HERE.

I don't have Susan's tool kit so I grabbed a clay tool  - this is one of the Sculpey Etch N Pearl tools which worked just fine for shaping the petals. I used the foam padding on the back of my mini MISTI as a work surface, and used a paper bead roller to curl the edges of the petals.

To help the flowers hold their cupped shape, I shoved them into washi tape rolls until the glue dried - that worked really well.

Here are some closer views of the flowers - they're just beautiful! I used a smaller petal base and a center piece to make the little buds.

I cut the teapot from some foiled Tonic cardstock - it's a very heavy weight, and made a perfect base. I love the silver on kraft - shadows were easily added with a Copic marker and highlights and additional shadows were added with colored pencils.

So much dimension! I love the new container dies Susan's added to her line as well - I may need to get the lantern, and those boots! So pretty.

Hope you're having a great week - I keep having to remind myself that it's Tuesday since my Monday felt very much like a Sunday. It's another go-go-go day!

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