Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial By Karin!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Homemade Flourish Bling Tutorial
Hello everyone, today's tutorial is how to make your own bling swirls.

What you need:
  1. Transparencies: from any office supply store
  2. Puffy paint: Liquid pearls and dimensional pearls, fabric paint. etc
  3. Swirls template: I bought a few bling swirls and scanned them and print them to have my templates, but you can use stitch templates available on the internet or any gem or rhinestone template will do. Also you can make it using templates of butterflies, crown, hearts etc.
  4. Scissors or craft knife.


 Take your template and put it under the transparency



 Place paint in the transparency on top of each circle. Squeeze the bottle of paint gently, always adding small amount at a time, because if you need more you can add it, if you don't like the dot of paint, grab a cotton swab and wipe the transparency clean and do it again.



 Once you make the whole template, allow to dry from 20 to 30 minutes. That depends on the size of the dots of paint. I usually do a lot of them and let them dry overnight. After the paint is dry and hard, cut around the edges, really close to the dots so there is not much of the transparency to see.



Here is the finished result. I use paper thin glue dots to adhere them to my pages. Cut the glue dot if it's too big and put it in the transparency where the bigger dots are.

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17 Responses to “Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial By Karin!”

**Treefrog** said...

What a Great tutorial and a great idea, I'm definetly going to have to try this, those "other" ones get to be a bit pricey, lol! TFS
(( Hugs)) Theresa

Wendy Crowe said...

WOW! I would have never thought to do this! Thanks for a great tip!

Creativek(shraddha) said...

brilliant tutorial!tfs!

Deena said...

this is great and i just bought some orange perfect pearls yesterday...will have to try this tonight for sure!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow this is great!!! TFS

clmk523 said...

Wow! What a great idea! I'm going to have to try it!

Tammy E. said...

Such a neat idea. I need to try this! Thanks.

Kelli said...

very smart! Great Idea! Thanks
I have cany on my blog if anyone is interested!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great tutorial! I love this idea!

Angela said...

AWESOME!!!! what a fabulous ingenious idea!!! well done!!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [16 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Craftyanny said...

oh wow, very clever

li-bee-ti said...

Great idea and wonderful tutorial!
Thank you, Karin, for sharing with us!

Ruby said...

Love your tutorial on making my own bling! Thanks so much for sharing!!

debbiebakk said...

What a great idea and tutorial- I have some of this paint in my stash- will have to try this and soon. Thanks

Sonia said...

Karin: Gracias por compartir tu tutorial, te felicito!
Yo tengo de esa pintura y otras cosas que uso para hacer inventos en mis layout pero esa idea esta genial.

Sandra said...

Wow this seems like such fun and so simple once you know how I must try it.