This is my place to share my creative bits and pieces. My art has no rules, no limits and absolutely no order. My projects change with my moods but for the last few years, my main focus has been paper art. Cards, collage, mixed media and as many techniques as I can get to. My inspiration comes from everywhere.

I hope you enjoy your visit.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Got some burnin' love going on here!

They are everywhere online it seems! Google 'making singed flowers' and
see what you get- lots! These are fun to make- easy too.
They satisfy on so many levels- they're green, yay for recycling, you can
'play' with fire as you use a candle for some of them, you can watch a
flat circle of fabric transform right before your eyes.

I'm not giving directions for these as there are so many great tutorials already, but I will tell you that a bowl of water close by is a must- anytime you work with an open flame.

Some fabrics will curl nicely with the use of your heat tool- no flame required. Do a test scrap before starting your flower.

Most of the tutorials show the flowers being used for headbands and pins but they are very pretty on cards as well. Just hand deliver them :)
So go back into that box of clothes for the thrift store and pull out some synthetics. I think I'll try some with petal shapes cut into the circles......
Have a great play day!


  1. I'm stealing another of your ideas. I'm on my way to the thrift store today, to get me an ol' slip, and try this out. I'll try not to burn the house down, but if you hear the fire engines, come a runnin' and help me clear out my studio.

  2. Beautiful card Holly! I miss coming in to see what you have been playing with each day.