Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Faux Wheat Grass in a Pot

Welcome to my stop on the Club Scrap Transformations Blog Hop!

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Have you noticed those little pots of wheat grass decorators place in restaurants, spas, and hotels? I always think it looks so fresh and trendy!


I revisited a technique I learned from Michael Strong and created a silver pot of wheat grass for the front of this card.

Follow these steps to create the grass and silver pot . . .

1. Make a narrow fold in the edge of a 5x12" strip of Dark Green. The length of the paper does not matter. Scraps are perfect for this technique.

2. Cut along the edge of the fold to remove it. The result is a very thin, sturdy piece of "faux wheat grass."

3. Repeat the folding and cutting process to make a small crop of grass.

4. Trim each blade in half at a slight angle to create a more natural look to the cut edges.

5. Stamp the UM tile image from the Art Nouveau UM stamp sheet with embossing ink onto Dk. Teal Plain and sprinkle with metallic silver embossing powder.

6. Heat the powder to melt.

7. Trim away the four squares to create a smaller square pot for this card. (Use the original length for a larger application.)

8. Stamp a 4.25x6.25 Lt. Turquoise panel with the bamboo leaf image (Art Nouveau UM) and Sandstone ink.

9. Plan the appropriate number of grass pieces and positioning on the panel in a "dry run."

10. Adhere the grass to the art panel with a CS® Glue Pen.

11. Apply adhesive and Foam Adhesive Circles to the pot to accommodate the dimension of the grass. Cover the cut/glued ends of the grass with the pot.

12. Place additional elements and a stamped sentiment (Borders & Backrounds) onto the panel and nest onto a Brown matte and 5x7" folded card base. ("Hello" die cut from Memory Box.)

I think this technique could make some fun wall art, as well. I hope you give it a whirl!

Your next stop is with Hetty at Craft Chaos.

Efficiently yours,