Monday, October 5, 2015

Roses - more Halloween fun!

seems that black roses are a little hard to photograph! But I took this wreath to work as part of my office decoration and so many people seem to be enjoying it!
Here is what inspired me...
This is the artwork on page 6 of the Holiday Expressions.

And the roses really are really easy to craft!

To start I cut a 10" ring for the wreath base. Then I cut a dozen 8" flowers using the image on the CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge. You can find this image on page 54 of the Artiste handbook or if you have a Cricut Explore the cutting code is #M441CA.I rolled the flowers and varied the shape and size of each flower as I glued them. There are 3 CTMH tools that will make this task very easy, the Quilling tool, the All Purpose silicone mat, and Liquid Glass. When you finish rolling each flower, use the Liquid Glass to secure it and hold the shape in place in your hand for a few seconds. Then place the rose on the mat to dry, it won't stick & any excess glue just wipes right off the mat!