I want to share Susan Tierney Cockburn’s beautiful Tulip die set and a step by step tutorial on how I add layers of color to the petals and form the flower. I went a little overboard taking pictures of it but wanted you to see several views to see how pretty and realistic it is. And guess what……….the pictures fool you into thinking the tulip is really hard to make when in reality it is so easy!!!!
Paper: White, Olive Ink: Distress Ink Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Accessories: Sizzix Tulip by Susan Tierney Cockburn, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Sizzix Flower Pot Trays, Color Box Stylus and Foam Tip, Distress Marker Black Soot, Crafter’s Pick (glue), Big Shot, Metal Adapter Plate
1. I cut the petals in white so I could add and build layers of color. I sponged on a light layer of worn lipstick ink.
2. I sponged wild honey ink over the pink but leaving pink space. I
3. I went back and sponged another layer of pink around the edges to add a deeper color and to blend in with the wild honey color. I repeated these steps on each petal and tried to make each petal a little different.
Here’s a closer view.
5. I formed the base of the tulip with the largest stylus tip and then using crafter’s pick glue. I attached three petals to the outside of the flower base alternating the them and then added the second three (ooops…I failed to take a picture after adding the other three petals) . I formed the small green circle with my stylus and attached to the bottom of the flower.
6. I placed the tulip upside down in the flower pot tray to hold it’s shape while allowing the glue to dry. If you want to mold and form lovely flowers then you will definitely want to invest in these little trays.
8. I used the leaf tool to add veins to the leaves.
9. I cut the stamen using white cardstock and sponged on wild honey over the top half.
10. I colored the bottom half of the stamen black to match the flower base.
11. I cut each section of the stamen in half to add a little more texture for the inside of the tulip.
12. I rolled the stamen around the tip of the tweezers and glued it closed.
13. I applied a good amount of glue to the bottom of the stamen and placed in the center of the tulip. I held it in place for a minute to make sure it dried in the right place.
14. I finished by adding the leaves to the base of the flower.
Here’s a project that I made using three tulips and the Sizzix Wheelbarrow. Click on the photos for a closer view.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial. Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.