Monday, August 10, 2009

Wearable Art Upsy Daisy Style

Over here in Australia we are fast approaching what we call, "Racing Season". It's that time of year when everyone runs out looking for the ultimate party frock and matching hat so that they can dress up for the Spring Racing Carnival.
Sadly, there is not much need for this old house wife to be going out racing but I am happy to make beautiful things for other race goers to wear :) I am also happy to teach you how to make your own piece of wearable art using my favourite new collection from Upsy Daisy - the ENCHANTED range.

Here we go - Step One:

Gather your supplies - you need: some small squares of Upsy Daisy papers, some sheet music, some netting or lace and some white or cream artificial flowers.
Step Two:
Draw or trace some simple flower shapes on your paper scraps and tear them out with your fingers.
Step Three:
Use a hot glue gun to adhere the flowers in the centre, layering them one on top of the other. There is no right or wrong in this placement - just put together what looks good. Or just layer them biggest to smallest if you like.
Use the palm of your hand to scrunch the flower so that it is textured and a bit ruffled looking.

Dress up your flower with some gorgeous artificial leaves and some bling and VOILA! You have your own wearable art.

This gorgeous flower could be worn as a brooch on your sweater or cardigan, in your hair on a headband, on a hat or even as a corsage in your wrist - the possibilities are endless :)
While you are playing with the gorgeous ENCHANTED range of papers, why don't you have a go at making your own custom-made stationery? I have created these Wedding Invitations, Gift Box and Place Card for a friend's winter wedding - very simple and quick but the Enchanted papers make them look divine!

Have fun creating everyone and I'll see you next time on UDD - until then, take care,

Sares x


Linn said...

amazing! The flower is so beautiful :) and so is the wedding invitation. :)

KimmyS said...

Wow - I am so loving that flower!!! Simply stunning

LynneForsythe said...

Sares....what a gorgeous flower!!! Truly a thing of beauty!! I would wear that pin anywhere....maybe I should go make myself one....

Lean said...

Wauww love you flower thanksssssssss.
bye bye,Lean

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

LOVE that flower!!! Great tutorial!!!