Textured Blooms by Fliss Goodwin


Hello! I have a mixed media piece of artwork to share this week which features some flowers that came about as the result of an accident which became a happy one and I don't know about you but I really do like a bit of serendipity at times. Read on to find out what happened.

Step by Step 

The first step was to prepare my upright panel as I chose to use one of my favourites, the torn notepage topped one. I spritzed the top panel with Flat Matte Sprays in shades of Rose and Bluebell, allowing the colours to run and drip down the surface. I sprayed the surface by resting it on a large sheet of watercolour paper as I find that you tend to get spray mist on the surrounding area as well!

I repeated the spritzing several times to deepen the colour and at one point had to blot the panel a little with a paper kitchen towel (which came in handy a bit later on). Once it was dry, I used one of the texture script stamps with Archival Cactus Flower ink to add some interest.

I then scraped some texture paste coloured with a little light blue multi surface paint on the panel using an old store card. You don't need much as scraping it thinly gives a great textured effect. Once it was dry, I spritzed on some of the same flat matte sprays, repeating several times as the colour is quite subtle when it dries. I followed this with some more stamping with the script image and a circular texture stamp.

I made my flowers with the paper towel used to blot the panel which had lovely deep pinks and blues, toning perfectly with my background. I used my stamp platform for this as it helped to get a good impression on a rough surface.

I also used some of the misting overflow sheet so that I had varying shades of the colours and could use them to layer up the flowers. I stamped the centres on leftover bits of the original paper towel and the outer central bit on the overflow sheet. I also stamped some little buttons from a texture set on the overflow sheet to add to the flower centres.

I added a bit more stamping to the top panel with a texture stamp and the pink ink then stamped my Oscar Wilde quote on with black ink and heat embossed it with clear powder.

I spritzed the base with the pink and blue flat matte sprays in the same way as the top panel, blotting as necessary to achieve a similar coloured effect.

I layered the flowers up with craft glue and scrunched them gently when they were dry for a shabby effect. I then glued them to the panel to finish. The photo doesn't really do the actual texture justice but it does give a lovely look using the dyed paper towel, which was of course completely accidental!

The final step was to glue the top panel to the base with craft glue.


That's Crafty! Surfaces - MDF Jagged Edge Upright
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - Fanciful Flowers Set 1
That's Crafty! Textures Collection Clear Stamp Sets - Set 1 and Set 3
That's Crafty! Mediums - Texture Paste
That's Crafty! Flat Matte Sprays - Bluebell and Rose
That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paint - Light Blue
That's Crafty! Multi Purpose Adhesive
Archival Ink - Cactus Flower
VersaFine Ink - Onyx Black
Clear Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
Extras - Paper Towels, Smooth White Watercolour Paper, Old Store Card

Have a great weekend and see you next week.

Fliss x

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  1. Beautiful piece Fliss <3 Lovely colours and those stamps are fab!

  2. This is really lovely Fliss, I like to use the mop up sheets too as the colours always go with your project. xx

  3. Beautiful Fliss the colours are so eye catching. Tracy ❤️❤️

  4. A fabulous happy accident with a lovely colour choice
    Amanda x

  5. So beautiful , and love your paper Towel flowers , sometimes accidential just is the Best most exciting results, like this one , the scraping xxxso wonderful too Fliss. I love this ������

  6. Ooh how gorgeous! Such a cool idea to use the mop up sheets for the flowers, they look beautiful. Love the colours. xxx

  7. Love that grungy background Fliss, great idea to use the paper towel to create your flowers. Beautiful piece of upright art.
    Hugs Tracey xx

  8. Stunning upright Fliss, love the flowers against the grunge
    Donna xx


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