Get dotty with Mona Pendleton


Hi there! Mona Pendleton here to share how to create beautifully textured foil tape die cut flower embellishments using the following products: foil tape, embossing folder and alcohol inks.


To create the pretty textured flowers shown on my project below, I used the following products: foil tape, grunge paper, embossing folder, alcohol ink, floral die and a button.


To begin I adhered the foil tape to a piece of grunge paper then die cut.


I added texture by dry embossing each layer of the flower.


To add color and depth, I dabbed on alcohol inks allowing each color to dry prior to adding the next.


Allow ink to dry, adhere layers together then adhere button to center.


Once I had the flower embellishment made, I decided I wanted more so I repeated the steps mentioned above and created a few more flowers to embellish my wall hanging with.

To tone down the shine of the metallic foil flowers, I dabbed on white acrylic paint.


I love the texture and dimension that is created simply by using an embossing folder and a few alcohol inks. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial today and hope I’ve inspired you to create.

Supply List:

Paper Artsy Grunge Paste, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, Faber-Castell Gesso, Crafter’s Workshop Mini Harlequin stencil, Stampendous Aged Silver embossing enamel, Spellbinders Creative Book Pages, Versamark Ink pad, Tim Holtz Rock Candy, Tim Holtz Distress Olive Ink pad, Tim Holtz Distress Tumbled Glass, Tim Holtz Distress Seedless Preserves Ink pad, Ranger Archival Jet Black ink pad, Tim Holtz Sizzix Caged Bird Die, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Accoutrements Vintage Buttons, Tim Holtz Ideology Timepieces Metal Watch Clock Face, Tim Holtz Sizzix Elegant Flourishes, Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge Stampers Anonymous, Prima Flowers Jeans Buttons



Thanks to Mona for showing us how she built those incredibly dimensional and amazing foil flowers. They certainly are dotty – and great inspiration for this week.

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  1. Beautiful! Love the effect of the metal with the embossing folder and the smear of the inks! Gorgeous project!

  2. Really a cute project, Mona. Love that you used the metal sheets for this project. That metallic influence is really cool on your otherwise shabby chic finish. Love it. <3 Candy

  3. Ohh Mona, these metal foil tape flowers are gorgeous, Love the way the alcohol ink stains the metal. It gives it such a great look. Beautiful piece too and wonderful tutorial! Hugs, Sandra

  4. I love using this technique Mona and you have used it beautifully . Such wonderful delicate colours which work perfectly with your pretty design. Love it. Tracy x

  5. What a lovely project! The texture you added to the flowers is wonderful and I love that this project is so 3 dimensional! I imagine it is just stunning in person! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  6. Wow! I have never thought of this! Thanks for sharing-I have so many things going thru my head right now but off to work!

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