Ever since its release in January, I have been "mad" for the new Zen Flower stencils (LX7024). It is a very large stencil (6"x6") so using all of it can be a challenge, but it is so beautiful that you want to use it every way you can think of when you're creating! I have been wanting to create a layered version of this flower and just had not found the time, until now. Mirror projects are one of my favorite "non-traditional" go to projects, so this week I created one using this wonderful new stencil and the three new leaf die cuts (DD003 Leafy Branch, DD002 Monstera leaf, and DM2001 Petite fern).
Here's my personal act of madness:
|Start by tracing the Zen flower stencil on patterned paper with a Micron pen,|
repeat the tracing using less and less of the stencil each time until you have several layers
|Cut the layers out and use a coordinating ink to add a deeper color to every other layer|
|Edge each layer with a black marker and use foam tape between the layers|
Make several flowers in various sizes.
|Die cut the three different leaves in various shades of green|
|I painted a square mirror from IKEA with several colors of Distress Paint and let that dry|
before adding my layered flowers and the die cut leaves.
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