Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Tinted Silk Flowers

Here's a really quick way to give white silk flowers a little color.





A while back, I showed you how I used milk paint as dye.  I used it on book pages, and fabric.




You can review that post HERE.

However, just in case you didn't know, you can use acrylic paint as a dye/tint. Which is what I did to a few of my silk flowers.

Just water down the acrylic paint,




and, you can either brush a subtle touch on the tip,






or, completely immerse the flower in the liquid, and swish it around a bit.  Set it aside to dry.  It'll give you a nice watercolor effect.

If you want a deeper color, repeat a few times.   I like the subtle pink, so I only did it once.  I was inspired by the pink roses on my French postcard.








33 comments:

  1. Thanks, Rosemary! I don't know why I missed this post, but I appreciate you sharing your tips! Definitely going to try this with some of the tons of silk flowers I have. lol Love the blush pink you created. ♥

    xoxo laurie

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  2. Oh, and I meant to ask you....your silk roses are just amazingly realistic looking, and I love love love the crinkly texture to them. Are these vintage or new....?

    xoxo laurie

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing this, going on the list of things to try. Thanks for the visit. fondly ~lynne~

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  4. These are gorgeous! You have such a wonderful touch. Very artistic and romantic!

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  5. What gorgeous roses, and such a pretty color! I never would have thought of that, thank you for sharing:)

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  6. Wow, how easy is that? And the roses turned out so beautiful! You always have such great ideas.
    Mary Alice

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  7. Thanks for a simple tip to give something a little touch of charm.

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  8. This is why I love blogging. I learn so many neat tricks. Thanks Rosemary for the tip!

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  9. Oh I love these! Super pretty. You always have such great tips :)
    Lina

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  10. Rosemary, the flowers turned out beautifully. I have used acryllic paints as dye quite often, but never tried it on flowers. Love the look! Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. Thankyou so much for the tutorial I will definitely have to try it xxxx

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  12. Yep, never knew this technique! Thanks for sharing Rosemary, they look really pretty.

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  13. Thanks for sharing this beautiful tip! I'm pinning so I don't forget!! Hope you have a wonderful day, Gail

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  14. Great tip Rosemary. I tried something similar one time and made a mess out of it. Now I know that I didn't water the paint down enough. Beautiful pink roses!!

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  15. These roses are very pretty, Rosemary! I love the color ~ so soft and romantic looking.

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  16. Definitely going to try this! Love the soft color it gives them!

    Jeanine

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  17. Just wondering are these SILK silk flowers or "fake" silk flowers?

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  18. Your tinted flowers are beautiful. I love the hint of color you added to give them a soft appeal. Happy Creative Hearts...

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  19. Your blush pink flowers are so enchanting, almost ethereal. I admire your creativity so much. May I ask, where you obtained your blossoms or if you can tell me whether they are true or faux silk? Thank you for the treat to my eyes.

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  20. I so love your idea and the roses are beautiful..you always come up with the most creative things Rosemary...and the "painted" pages are fantastic!

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  21. Just love this idea Rosemary! You're so clever. :)

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  22. Rosemary, those are beautiful. I'm going to have to try that..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  23. Love the tinted flowers--they look amazing and the color is so delicate. I hear that chalk paint is great for this sort of thing too.

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  24. Just beautiful! So soft and romantic indeed. Thanks for sharing!
    Julie

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  25. Rosemary,

    Wow, this is fantastic and thanks for the tip. These are so soft and romantic.

    Cynthia

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  26. Acrylic paint is my realm, but I would never have thought to use it as a dye on fabric/flowers! Lovely!

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  27. I love how your silk flowers turned out. So fragile and delicate. I have to try your technique. Thanks so much for sharing Rosemary.


    Jody

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  28. Neat idea.

    It would be wonderful to have your post be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  29. so simple yet so effective, rosemary! they look fab.

    michele

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