Good morning everyone! It’s Susan Tierney-Cockburn here from Susan’s Garden Club, showing you a project inspired by Ironstone.
Ironstone was developed in Staffordshire, England in the 19th century as an alternative to porcelain. Actually, there is no iron in ironstone; it’s name is derived from its notable strength and durability. Antique ironstone wares are collectable, particularly if it was made by Mason’s. I decided to recreate that look using my Pottery Pitcher (#1294)!
LET’S GET STARTED
Die cut Tulip 2 (#1296) five times in Soft Finish White cardstock. Cut “calyx” 5 times in a medium green cardstock and cut the stamen 5 times in black cardstock. The background was a photo that I printed from my computer of a Delft tile—I thought it was appropriate with the Tulips.
Die cut two Pottery Pitchers in Soft Finished cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on the back. Adhere them together and use an Opaque White embossing powder to create the finish. Use Metallic Rub-On/Earth Tones Kit #2/Nubian to antique the Pitcher.
Use PanPastel/Bright Green Yellow Shade (from Set 2) to shade the outside of the white Tulips.
Place the 4-petal piece and the 2-petal piece on the Molding Pad and using the Small Loop Tool, shape the pieces. Then, use the Small Ball Stylus to cup the centers of both pieces. Use Beacon Kids Choice Glue to adhere the two petal pieces together. If you want your Tulip to dry properly, use a plastic candy separator or an egg carton used for Quail eggs and turn them upside down in a container.
Place the medium green cardstock calyx on the Molding Pad and cup the pieces. Use a toothpick to place it inside the Tulip. For the black stamen, hold onto the “tail” and use a toothpick to apply some glue to the straight edge. Roll up the pieces and secure
with your thumb and index finger while sliding the tweezers out. Separate the filaments, dip ends into glue and then into Black Pollen. Dip the base of the stamen into the glue and adhere it to the calyx inside the Tulip.
I decided to die cut three Ladder Ferns (#1423) for foliage. I used a Comic Marker E89/ Pecan to accentuate the stem. Then I placed the Fern on my Leaf Pad and used the Leaf Tool to draw stem lines.
Assembly.—Shade medium green cardstock Leaves with Distress Ink/Forest Moss on the edges. Place on the Leaf Pad and add a stem line. With the Leaf right-side-up, fold the stem line and shade this line with PanPastels/Bright Yellow Green Tint. Use Tweezers to pinch the stem end and the Medium Ball Stylus to shape the outer edge of the leaf. Adhere the Pottery Pitcher to your background. Add the three Ladder Ferns and finally the White Tulips. I use foam cosmetic sponges to prop the Tulips up until they set. Dip the stem ends of the leaves into glue and place them around the flowers.
Of course, don’t forget to add the Ladybug!
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! Head over to the Susan’s Garden Club Facebook Page for more tutorials and paper gardening fun!