Tattered Flowers in a Paper Vase



I’ve taken a bit of time out from designing for my college course to make this canvas featuring a paper craft vase and paper craft, die cut, hand coloured and constructed flowers. I’ll be entering it into Tim Holtz’s Tattered Floral Challenge as it is his Tattered Floral die that I used to cut the flowers from 160gsm thin card. The vase is made from the same card to my own design – SVG file available if anyone would like it…

Each flower layer was wrinkle free distressed in first a layer of Fired Brick and Festive Berries both sides, dried and then wrinkle free distressed in a layer of Fired Brick with Ripe Persimmon. They were then dried before being spritzed and flicked with water and left to dry naturally. The centres were punched and then sprayed with Dylusions Granite spray. The flowers were assembled onto florists wire and stuck together with matt multi medium and left to dry over night before being glued into the vase and onto the canvas background.


Here’s the inspiration pic, a vase of flowers in our lounge:


19 thoughts on “Tattered Flowers in a Paper Vase

  1. I love this ‘tattered flower”. Well done and using my favorite flower! I would like the SVG files if possible. Thanks for sharing.

    • It’s a Tim Holtz technique using Distress Inks. I’ve found his YouTube video explaining it, but basically it’s ink up a non stick craft sheet, spritz with water and drag your paper item through it. The technique starts at 1:55 here – http://youtu.be/UV-8nWHplaY

  2. Beautiful colors Neil. I bet it is nice to be able to design something not “course” related for a change.

  3. This is awesome Neil, I love the colours. I’d love a copy of the file for the vase if possible. Thankyou, Cathy 🙂

  4. This is gorgeous and I also would LOVE an svg of the file for the vase, I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a spring decor item! Thank you!

  5. I like the design, so beautiful. I love it. I am inspired! Can you share with me the SVG file for the base?

  6. Hi , love the way it looks hanging on the wall . I would love to have your svg file , so i could display in my new home as a wall center feature . Thank you so mush for sharing your Work neil . EM

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