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Fabric Flowers Tutorial

Sospeso Transparente fabric tutorial
Fabric Flowers on Altered Bottle
Hi friends Thank you so much for all the appreciation on my Handmade flowers card...I am still basking in the warm glow of the heartwarming comments!!
Sharing an altered bottle with gorgeous Fabric Flowers  made using  Sospeso Transparente technique[Here is my first introductory post on this beautiful Italian craft of Sospeso Transparente ]
Sospeso Transparente fabric
Fabric Flowers
Sospeso Transparente is a magical craft indeed as its amazing to be able to turn a wisp of paper, plastic or fabric into a gorgeous 3 dimensional structure by heating and embossing!
Altered Bottle
Here is the bottle I altered. Painting with paint brushes is so time consuming and I hate the inevitable visible brushstrokes so this time sponged on white acrylic paint using a regular sponge...not only was it fun and quick but the texture is so lovely !
Altered bottle
Altered Bottle
Here is how I made the Fabric Flowers
Materials - All the Sospeso Transparente materials have been generously sent to me by Shalini Mittal of Crafters Corner.Being on the DT of the top Craft shop in India [Crafters Corner Inspirational Blog] sure has its advantages...one gets to play with in vogue and wonderful products!!
  1. Sospeso Transparente Fabric Tape  
  2. Sospeso Transparente Glue
  3. Sospeso Transparente Plastic films 
  4. Sospeso Transparente Embossing Pad and Embossing Tools
  5. Candle - good quality, non smoky variety
  6. Good Scissors
Sospeso Transparente fabric tutorial
Fabric Flower Making
The inventor of the craft Monica Allegro has designed some beautiful "Fabric tapes" especially for fabric Sospeso Transparente .These tapes are made of thick cotton and have beautiful floral designs on them.
Sospeso Transparente fabric tutorial
Fabric flower tutorial 
Roughly cut  out the floral design, apply glue [Sospeso Transparente glue recommended as it needs to be a nice strong, heat resistant adhesive that dries clear] to the reverse of the fabric and stick it on to transparent plastic films specially designed for the craft.
Sospeso Transparente fabric tutorial
Fabric flower tutorial 
Blot the extra glue with a towel or baby wipe.
Sospeso Transparente fabric tutorial
Fabric flower tutorial 
Run a decoupage spatula if you have one across the designs you glued to remove excess glue from under the fabric and ensure a wrinkle free adhesion of the fabric design onto the plastic film.
Sospeso Transparente fabric tutorial
3 D volume decupage
Leave the design to dry- drying time will depend on the weather conditions- have patience!
Fabric Sospeso Transparente
Fabric flower tutorial 
Once dry use a good scissors[ I use the Tim Holtz Tonic for this] to cut out the fabric- plastic designs and cut the flower petals to wards the center just like you would  paper flower petals when you make paper flowers so that it will be easier to shape later.
Fabric Sospeso Transparente
Fabric flower tutorial 
Once you have cut out all the designs you are ready to create the magical flowers!
Do refer to my DT post on Sospeso Transparente for all the detailed steps on heating and embossing
Fabric Sospeso Transparente
Fabric flower tutorial 
Show the plastic side of your fabric-plastic designs to a handle flame and emboss while hot to shape the flowers and leaves. Its just like in the other techniques of Sospeso Transparente , the only difference being you have to exert a little bit more force since you are embossing a thick layer of fabric + plastic.
Fabric Sospeso Transparente
Fabric flowers

I dressed my bottle with a few Spellbinders border-abilities die cuts , added pearls and stuck on my fabric flowers using hot glue.
Magic photoframe
Magic floating photoframe
One roll of fabric tape yielded so many 3 D fabric flowers that I used some on a floating cube photoframe I picked up from a local shop .
Fabric Sospeso Transparente
Fabric flowers Photoframe
After shaping the flowers, pierced the center of the fabric flower design with a scissors and added pollen to it.
Fabric Sospeso Transparente
Fabric flowers
Though I have been singing praise about Sospeso Transparente ever since I was introduced to this craft I think among all the different sub-types of Sospeso Transparente [ includes printed films, paper veils, napkins and fabric tape], the fabric flowers are the most beautiful !
Fabric Sospeso Transparente
Fabric flowers
I didnt yet add my family photos to the frame but here you can see the photo-cube rotating
Fabric Sospeso Transparente
Fabric flowers
And here is the cube removed from the frame [ it snaps on via a magnet!]
Sospeso Transparente fabric tutorial
Fabric flowers
I hope you liked my altered bottle and frame with Sospeso Transparente fabric flowers.
Supplies 
1.Sospeso Transparente Materials : So many people are asking me where to buy Sospeso Transparente :  In India its available at the best price at Shalini Mittal's Crafter's Corner and here is the link to Sospeso Transparente on her shop : Sospeso Transparente materials .
International crafters can look for the distributors of their country in Monica Allegro's[ the inventor of Sospeso Transparente ]  website .
2. Flower pollen, Spellbinders Borderabilities

51 comments:

  1. I love these flowers, Sonia, they are simply amazing thank you for the wonderful tutorial. You could enter this in my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

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  2. Wow dear.. The flowers are so gorgeous. .love them!
    You seem to be creating magic these days..I agree..I love the fabric flowers best..you have tempted me enough to learn sospeso technique now ;) need to get my hand on the material! !

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  3. gorgeous decoration sonia, thanks for the tute. I too love painting with sponge.

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  4. Very pretty. I'm in awe of how the flowers do not look like paper. Nice decoration. Like the pearls.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  5. Oh wow. Those flowers look amazing! Thank you for sharing!

    Happy 2015!

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  6. So beautiful, Sonia! It's astounding that these began as tape! Spectacular products, but even more inspiring by the works of your hands and heart! Stunning flowers and gorgeous finished projects. :o) Have a happy day!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  7. WOW!! Thease are stunning Sonia. Fantastic tutorial..Loz

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  8. Amazing projects.Thanks for the tutorial.
    Gr Elly

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  9. Wow Sonia this are absolutely beautiful, outstanding!!
    Kevin xx

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  10. Those are beautiful. When I read your title I wasn't expecting something like this. These are so different than the many other fabric flowers you see out there

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    1. HaHa Ann I am no good at making the flowers we have to stitch...unlike you I am no good with the needle and thread!

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  11. These are so gorgeous! The flowers look so lifelike. They really are spectacular. I can't stop looking at them.

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  12. Really you prove your talent in each piece of work, Sonia... This flower vase also looks great... I feel happy all the time when i'm visiting your blog... Thanks for it.. Jaslynn, Ecbilla

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    1. Oh you have made me super happy with that comment Jaslynn!

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  13. Sonia, what a fantastic step by step and the results are outstanding. You have made stunning floral arrangements on both projects and so elegant.
    Happy New Year to you and your family, Julie x

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  14. Absolutely gorgeous. I have never heard of this technique. You have created really beautiful pieces. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  15. OMG this awesome and need lots of patience ur the best at crafts anytime :)) Happy New year

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  16. Wow!!!! Its an extremely gorgeous project. You are really creating wonders.
    Hugs
    Archana

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  17. how pretty, Sonia! A GREAT use of fabric - some of the fabrics are gorgeous, and now you have shown me another way of using them! Thank you so much for always providing great tips and tutorials! hugs, de

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  18. wow so creative and beautiful love it

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  19. Both of these projects are just amazing!! The flowers look stunning, colorful and perfect choice for your projects!! I love that spinning photo cube!! How creative!!! :) Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

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  20. Oh my gosh, Sonia, the flowers are absolutely stunning!! Wow!! They look real!! Both of your projects are so gorgeous!! You showcase the Sospeso Transparente to perfection!! And as always, your tutorial is amazing!! Love, love these!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  21. Sonia, this is AMAZING!!!! The flowers are GORGEOUS!! What a great tutorial and fun technique! Wow...simply amazing!
    Sherrie k

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  22. Wow, this is gorgeous, and so clever, love it!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  23. Fabulous works! The technique is very interesting and your results.... just gorgous and incredible...!

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  24. I just love your beautiful flowers! Your creations are just gorgeous!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  25. STUNNING flowers and projects, love the cube stand.

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  26. Absolutely exquisite! Love them! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  27. Beautiful flowers, just so beautiful and gorgeous colour combo.xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  28. So so beautiful and terrific tutorial too.

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  29. Wow.. that was stunning and so great. Thanks for the tutorial.
    xox Elin

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  30. Nothing else just wow! I'm left jaw dropped can't say any thing more.

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    1. Hehe you say the sweetest things!

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  31. Elegant work. The fabric texture on the flower is simply gorgeous.

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  32. You are so amazing. Sorry I havent been around so much. My son has Metastatic Ewing Sarcoma and we have been busy working to heal him. BUT this is beautiful!!!
    Hugs~

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    1. Oh Helen my heart bleeds for you.Prayers for your family

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  33. Thank you for your kind comment on my first Christams card of this year.
    The fabric flowers are beautiful. Lovely creations.
    Best wishes, Wies

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  34. I agree with you the fabric flowers are so much more real and better than the plastic sospeso flowers and as usual your altered bottle looks amazing

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  35. Simply beautiful!

    Thanks for entering Design Team Showcase.

    Kim
    {Craftisan Studios}
    Design Team Showcase

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  36. I just love both of your projects you did a fantastic job. Never thought of using wallpaper and I know they have some gorgeous designs out there. Thanks for doing a tutorial, I really appreciate it.
    Hugs, Pat/♥

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  37. Wow! Amazing projects and such an impressive tute!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  38. this is gorgeous Sonia.... awesome creativity

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  39. wow!! wow!! another impressive tutorial.. I love the flowers :)

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  40. Stunning creations, your transformation of that bottle is amazing!!! The flowers are so realistic! Gorgeous. TFS

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  41. Wow! These creations are gorgeous, I love the bottle, it's a great shape too. I have been given some of this plastic so thank you for showing me what to do with it, I just hope mine turns out half as good as yours. Thank you for sharing with us at All Crafts Challenge.

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  42. Oh my goodness you have totally excelled yourself with these delightful fabric flowers. So beautiful and creative. Thankyou so much for sharing with us at Craft My Life challenge. Hugs Mrs A. (D.T.)

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  43. Anonymous15/6/16

    Beautiful Tutorial .. Have one Question which glue is used to stick the flowers on glass? Thanx

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    1. You can use silicon glue or fevibond both of which are available in India

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    2. Another quick option is stick a small piece of double sided foam tape to the glass and use a glue gun to stick the Sospeso Trasparente flowers onto the foam tape

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