Hi All! I wanted to show you what I've been working on...
My close friend's daughter is getting married this month, and I am giving her bridal party a luncheon in a few weeks. Here are the invitations I sent out yesterday. I went ahead and blurred out the address...
First you will make your "faux" vintage flower. If you were in my mum corsage class last year, we make dyed, tattered flowers out of simple silk flowers. This time I used diluted paint, and changed the steps a bit. Take the flower apart, layer by layer, taking all plastic away. Put the flower together again and use your hot glue gun to attach. Hold the flower in your hand and rub it against a nail file or small sandpaper block. Rub the flower back and forth until you say frayed edges and a worn look.
Put flowers on a paper plate and paint them with 1 part acrylic paint, (I decided to go with the pink)and 1 part water. I used a kitchen sponge and rubbed it on very quickly. Let the flowers dry in the sun or use a craft heat gun. Put flowers aside.
Finding some "bling" for the center is the fun part! I have a collection of old earring backs, pins, broken necklaces, etc. You will be able to find goodies like these when we go shopping in the antique shops in Waxahachie! Use a glue gun to attach the bling to the center of the flower. On the back of the flower, add strips of lace or trim (not too many) using your glue gun. Add one of the leaves from the original bunch of silk flowers to the back. Attach a corsage pin to the back.
The invitations were made using Adobe Photoshop and a vintage image. If you are taking my Be a Digi Girl class, you will learn how to make an invitation like this, and even a set note cards as a gift for the Bride. The invitations were printed out on heavy cardstock on my Canon printer. Two invitations fit on one page.
Package the corsage and the invitation in a clear bag, and send them in a padded envelope. The postage will be about $1.