Monday, October 21, 2013

Mulberry Flowers by ~ Elena Olinevich GDT

Hello everyone. Today I want to share with a quick tutorial on creating flowers using Dictionary print and Mulberry paper from Donna's Mix'd Media Stax 2 from GCD Studios. This is how it looks in my Layout:

Mulberry paper is quite thick and it's quite easily divided into several layers. So what you need is to separate the edges of it. As a result you will have a dimension that looks quite cool on your flowers. Combining thick layers with thin layers of dictionary print papers adds interesting look. You can add some distressing using scissors or your distressing too.

Add some scrunching, misting and inking, fabric touches with lace and denim and here you go. I used Donna's Rose Creations Die from Spellbinders for the first flower and Bitty Blossoms for the second one:

For my background and layering I used Donna's Natural Beauty Collection and 8x10 Corrugated Cardboard from Want2Scrap.

I added some gesso and misting with Smooch Spritz, and colored some areas with acrylic paints from my stash.

And here is a video tutorial: 

I hope you will enjoy it and thanks for dropping by today

Products used:
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar - Mix'd Media Stax 2
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar - Natural Beauty, 
8x10 Corrugated Cardboard for Want2Scrap
Inks and mists
Mix'd Media Inx - Adobe
Smooch Spritz - Caramel latte, Pralines & Cream
Smooch Glitz - Pink Fizz
Spellbinders ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Rose Creations
Acrylic Paints
Lace Trims
Old jeans


  1. I'm loving the grungy feeling of this page the distressing and how you tied the photo with your backgrounds using the paint splatters!!!


  3. Elena -- such beautiful flowers! Thank you for a wonderful tutorial -- I'm digging out my mulberry paper now!

  4. The flowers are gorgeous!! TFS! XXX

  5. Love the cards, just found the tutorial very hard to follow.