Thursday, May 19, 2011

Create your own Flourishes

Hi everyone!

Lisa here.  I wanted to share with you today a quick tutorial.  It never fails, I want to add rhinestone flourishes to my projects and either I don't have the right color or shape flourish for my project.  I have a great solution.  Creating your own flourishes is really quite simple.  Creative Charms has so many amazing colors of gradient gems that you have endless choices. Here is how I created mine. 

1. Start by finding a flourish image that you like.  I found this great image as a free download at Free Illustrator Downloads. After resizing it in Adobe Photoshop, I printed it on plain white paper.  I then used a paper piercer to poke holes in the pattern.


2.  I then placed it on my project and used a pencil to mark the holes. 


3.  Then simply add gradient gems.  After adding gradient gems where you need them, erase any marks that are still visible.

And here is my final project.  I also added Gradient pearls to the scallop and some vintage brads. 




Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Lisa

10 comments:

In Love with a Bug said...

I love this! You decorated it so beautifully and thanks for the rhinestone flourish instructions. I will have to try this!

Sharla said...

Thanks for the tip, I've tried to freehand flourishes (unsuccessfully) and so this will be a pefect solution. Your project is gorgeous too!!

ThemeWeaver said...

Wow, what a great way to create your own. Thank you for the tip.
Janet Cooney

artistamyjo said...

Thanks for sharing a great idea.
Hugs, Amy

alwayscharlie said...

What a great idea!! TFS

thekolbes said...

Ohh how cool, what a great idea. Your project is just amazing, gorgeous. Thanks for sharing
Trish

Amy (aka Aimitup) said...

Wow Lisa - that is an awesome project & tutorial - tfs! ~Amy http://aimitup.blogspot.com/

Ellen (aka ScrapStampnMama) said...

Great tutorial, thanks for sharing. Great project too!

Laura Evangeline said...

Oh, I love this project!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, what a very clever idea, Lisa! Thanks so much for sharing. I've got to try this. And I just adore your box! :)

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