Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Creating with Imagination by Jane McNally

Hi All
Jane from Art & Soul Design Team 2018

I wish to share with you my latest creations and how easy it is to use your imagination and make your own Faux Succulents that look so real. But no need to water.
Succulents/Cacti are becoming popular as inside gardens or outside. (lol I was given one for Christmas and unfortunately, I have a black thumb).
Inspired by the plastic ones you buy in Kmart and Spotlight, I played with many materials such as cardstock Kaisercraft Olive Green, Lime & fern. (any cardstock or thick Design paper can create beautiful Flowers. Crepe Paper, Design Paper 49 Market  from Art & Soul.

The photo below is a example of colours of real Succulents 
Desert Rose Echeveria Succulent Plant.

You will need

 white ink Pad 
Archival Ink pad
Sponge Dauber x 3
3D Dot Tape
Paper Towel
(Don’t use glue as it becomes very messy).
Pinking Shears
Mix Media Paper
Dylusional Ink Spray.

Green Tone Cardstock or Heavy Design Collection paper to make realistic Cactus/ Succulents
 Or make your own paper colour Green tones
most of these craft products can be purchased at https://artandsoulstudio.com.au/

Beautiful Succulents you can create using Sizzix framlit die or Sizzix Oh So Succulent. (Retired Die).
Or the below template if you have a Cameo or Cricut Air 2.
Template curtoisy of Pintrest
You will need multi - Cuts to create. 
using a scoring tool to turn the petals in to give the real dimension. 
Awesome Dylusional Ink Spray with mix media paper water and papertowel creates beautiful paper with texture and tones of greens Fresh Lime Cut Grass Chopped Pesto. Spray mist onto a wet sprayed Rangers Mx Media paper mixing the greens then with a roll paper towel Roll over the top to give different texture look and effect. I was taught this Technique from Dylan,   Dylusional Paints & Sprays.
purchase from https://artandsoulstudio.com.au
Stem Cacti 

 Using 3 strips of cardstock 5 x 3 inch  score in middle of each, 1 side add scoring tape 2 side then cut with pinking shears or fancy sissors ink with Archival Ink, Stazon Cactus Ink Pad.


                                Sizzix also have other succulent dies, but first check your flower dies for shape. 

To create a Barrel Cacti cut 10 large circles, I have used a Punch Circle.  fold in middle of each
Start gluing on one side to create a book fold.
once dry cut with pinking shears to create a Barrel cactus. I have inked my edges and then used white ink to highlight the spikes or use your Succulent die and create as per picture below. 

Foam bricks used to glue everything together

Faux Moss (spotlight) pebbles from https://artandsoulstudio.com.au

Petals create great aloe vera plants
white ink used to highlight the leaves

Dylusional Sprays and Inks from https://artandsoulstudio.com.au

Aloe vera plant no die just my cutting... Use your Imagination

white marker used to create the lines inked the edges for details

Here are some of my creations using paper to give you inspiration. 
I purchase the crates from Wish waited about 3 weeks for arrival.

 Thank you I hope I have inspired you to create these beautiful arrangement from paper.
My Succulent arrangements will be entries into Milton Show 2018 

Jane McNally Designer for Art & Soul Studio.
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