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Friendship ~ *DSD* Spellbinding Acetate Tutorial & Fairy Dust Flower Tutorial

Here is my second project for Donna Salazar Designs to share with you!
I hope you enjoy these couple of quick tutorials on creating
Fairy Dust Flowers and Spellbinging Acetate.
I love working with Donna’s products, they really do give you permission to just play and find your creative expression. I had a lot fun experimenting on this layout!
This is my gorgeous friend Deb Kingston taken on her last visit in Dec.
She really is a beautiful person inside and out!


The Handmade & Cut out flowers were made from the Crafty Chronical Paper.

I just cut rough circles from the Crafty Chronical and scrunched them up before inking them with the mix’d media inx and the smooch spritz. I then added the Fairy Dust Flowers as the centres.
I had lots of fun playing with the Smooch Spritz to create some pretty major drippage on this layout, I love how these inks worked with this Artistic Papers.

Fairy Dust Flowers – Tutorial

To make these simple flowers all you need is a Non Stick Craft Sheet, Mix’d Media Inx, Glossy Accents, Fairy Dust Glitter & Some brads or Gems.



 Step 1: Ink directly onto your craft sheet.
Step 2: Use the Glossy Accents to draw flower
shapes over the ink.

Step 3: Sprinkle your Fairy dust over the glossy
accents while it is still wet.

 Step 4: Leave overnight to dry completely, then peel
them off the craft sheet. You can use your scissors
to trim if needed.

 Step 5: Add a Brad or a Gem to the centre and slightly
scrunch the petals up. You now have a nice little
pliable glittery flower.

 Step 6: I added some of mine to the centre of some
scrunched paper flowers. I love the contrasting 
look against the paper. You can ink the edges in
a contrasting colour for a different look too.

 Spellbinding Acetate – Tutorial
 To create these embellishments, you need the Spellbinders Shadow Flowers, Mix’d Media Inks, Fairy Dust, a piece of Acetate or light Transparency & A Heat Gun.

Step 1: Cut out your Acetate shape from the
Spellbinder Die Cut. If you place a sheet of
patterened paper over the acetate as you cut it, it helps
to give a cleaner cut. You also have an extra piece
cut that you can use on something else later.

Step 2: Ink your piece of Acetate with the Mix’d Media Ink

 Step 3: Sprinkle fairy dust over the wet ink.

 Step 4: Heat with your heat gun, Heat long enough
so that the acetate starts to crinkle up slightly.
This adds a nice dimension to the piece.
If you find that your glitter keeps rubbing off you can
also add a little clear embossing powder to your piece
while you are heating it. I liked the look of it being
more hit and miss than perfectly coated.

Step 5: You can lightly ink the edges in a contrasting
colour to add more depth to your pieces.


Step 6: On this piece I lightly sprayed one end with some smooch spritz.

GCD Studios

Other Products:
Brads & Gems
Machine Sewing
Crochet Flowers
Masking Tape

Adhesives – Helmar Tiger Grip, Pritt Glue Stick, Ranger – Glossy Accents,
Double sided tape & 3D Foam Tape!
Prima Distressing Tool
Heat Gun.

Thanks for Dropping By!
I hope you have enjoyed these tutorials!
Have a great Day!
Michelle x



Just amazing!!!! Gorgeous layout and fab tutorial!


You never cease to amaze with the great ideas that come out of you head Michelle, this is beautiful and so simple to add that extra bling to you page. Can’t wait to try it myself now.

Anita S

wow! this is amazing! love your techniques michelle!

Cindy Gay

Especially love the paint drips.

Debbie Kingston

SUPERB !! Donna really knew what she was doing when she picked you hun !! Love the techniques, thank you so very much for sharing with us all. Love those pretty faces in the photo on the layout.
Need to chat again soon.
Deb x x x


Fantastic LO!! I love your work and thank you SO much for the tutorial, I plan on trying this technique. I am so a fan of yours right now, how on earth have I never seen your work before. Pure talent!

Pink Heather

Those flowers are fabulous. thanks for the tutorial. I want to try these.

Today for Tomorrow

Wonderful tutorial Michelle. Looking fwd to trying it some time. Please visit my blog for some news. Thank you for your continued inspiration.


the LO is stunning!! and thanks for the tutorials, they’re great 🙂

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