Tuesday, October 4, 2011

May Arts, Tattered Angels, & Kimberly Jones, Oh My!




This amazing project is from the May Arts blog and is an idea by the brilliant Kimberly Jones! It's fantastic for any holiday or just as a fun decoration for any room : )



First you'll need some Tattered Angels products - your favorite Glazes, Mists, and Glams (they used Partridge in a Pear Tree, Blue Glimmer Mist, Wicked Glaze, and Blizzard Glam. You will also need some May Arts Ribbon, paint brushes, and a string of lights.

Here are instructions and photos by Kimberly Jones:



I made 2 sizes of ribbon flowers. You will need 1 yard of ribbon for each large bloom and 18” of ribbon for each small bloom. I made 12 of each size. Tie a knot in the end of each ribbon and then pull one of the wires on the other end to gather the ribbon tightly. Tie the wire into a knot and leave a 3” tail of wire as shown.



Wrap the gathered ribbon around a pencil to form a flower. Using a pencil will create a center hole for inserting the blooms onto the garland light bulbs. Wrap the wire tail around the knot in back of the ribbon to secure it together.



Saturate the large blooms with blue glimmer mist, and then add a light spritz of the Partridge in a Pear Tree mist. For the small blooms, do the opposite. Add some green Wicked Glimmer Glaze to the center of each bloom. Use a paint brush to pick up glitter from the bottom of the Blizzard Glimmer Glam bottle and brush it all over each bloom. Shake the bottles of glimmer and glaze frequently to get the best shimmer. The Glimmer Glam should not be shaken at all, so that the glitter stays on the bottom and is easier to load up on the paint brush. Set the blooms aside to dry.



Carefully insert one of the light bulbs through the center of each bloom. Try to keep the bulb from touching the ribbon and never leave the garland plugged in while unattended.



Do you have a lot of leftover ribbon or ribbon off the roll? Take care of it with a Ribbon Ring and Mini Ribbon Iron.

-Sarah
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47 comments:

  1. Oh wow! The ribbon lights look beautiful! What a creative idea! My favorite May Arts item is their sheer rosettes!

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  2. Love those ribbon lights! My favorite Tattered Angels product has to be Glimmer Mist...addicted.

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  3. Gorgeous!!! I love the Ribbon, all by itself, not to mention the fabulous flowers!! Drooling!!

    :) Thanks for a fun idea!! Love the new look of the blog too!!

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  4. The ribbon project is so cool! It must be so beautiful in the dark room! I love ribbon too, still adding more colors and designs... never end!

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  5. I love Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. My collection is growing and they add the perfect touch of shimmer to any project.

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  6. These flowers are gorgeous...wouldn't even need the lights! Beautiful!! My favorite Tattered Angels product is Glimmer Mist!

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  8. This lights looks awesome, what a great idea. My favorit must definately be Glimmer Mist, as I just simply love that stuff and could use iot on anything he he he.

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  9. Those ribbon lights are gorgeous!! I love glimmer mist!

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  10. I haven't ever triedn any Tattered Angels or May arts products, but they do look very interesting. I love ribbons :)

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  11. love May Arts ribbon. I have some gingham ruffled ribbon I have been hoarding!

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  12. Wow, it looks really beautiful!
    My favorite TA item is their CHILLIN Clear Stamp Set

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  13. My favorite Tattered Angels product is their awesome Glimmer Mist. I can't get enough of it!

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  14. What a fabulous project. I love Tattered Angels. They add just the right amount of glam to a project.

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  15. fab tutorial thanks for sharing for me it has to be tattered angels glimmer mists as you can change nearly everything i would so love the bobunny papers xx

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  16. What gorgeous ribbon lights! I love the Tattered Angels mist.

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  17. I love Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist! and I LOVE May Arts everything. :D

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  18. Gorgeous lights. I am a big Tattered Angels Chalkboard fan!

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  19. OMGosh, this is beautiful! I can just see these ribbon lights decorating an outdoor wedding shower table, TFS!

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  20. Haven't tried any Tattered Angel or May Arts products, but they both look gorgeous!

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  21. This project is fantastic.
    I couldn't live without my glimmer mist.

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  22. Fantastic project! What a great way to dress up mini lights. My fave Tattered Angels product is Glimmer Mist!!

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  23. What a fabulous project. My favourite Tattered Angels product is the Blitzen Glimmer Mist. The colour is so rich and just devine!

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  24. Love the may arts ribbon in any shade or design!!

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  25. Gorgeous project! I love my Tattered Angel mist and HUGE dragonfly stamp.

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  26. Beautiful ribbon of lights!!I have not tried any of these products but want to now!!

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  27. Gorgeous ribbon lights! I love Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and their masks.

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  28. Thats such a gorgeous thing to do with the ribbon. Awesome idea!

    Luckily I have both May Arts and Tattered Angels products and I love them :)

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  29. I love all May Arts ribbon....so luscious!

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  30. How creative! Love it. My favourite Tattered Angels product is my Walnut Gold Glimmer Mist.

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  32. Wow! The ribbon lights are amazing! My favorite Tattered Angels product is the Glimmer Mist! Love it!

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  33. Love ribbons, lots of ribbons! And I adore my Glimmer mists to and some shimmer and also to change the colors of those ribbons!
    R/

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  34. Love the lights! I have yet to try mists... I have them in my shopping cart, but I haven't bought them yet.

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  35. Love the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist! It instantly makes all my projects seem more special! :)

    And those lights are fantastic!

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  36. Beautiful lights! Loved the tutorial. I also love glimmer mist, although I really want to try the glaze and the glam! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  37. i loved the tutorial,such beautiful blooms and my fave product is the glimmer mist.

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  38. This is amazing....what a lovely idea.....the May Arts rosettes are cool!
    xxx Margreet

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  39. So pretty! I love both Glimmer mist and ribbon and togehter - perfect match!!

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  40. Definitely the Glimmer mists - just love them

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  41. Fab project, love it. Hugs;moni

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  42. AWESOME!! I LOVE MAY ARTS RIBBONS and Tattered Angels!! I would LOVE to win and my FAVORITE products are the silk ribbons from may arts all of the colors are amazing!! My favorite TA product is the Chandiler Glimmer glam I use it on EVERYTHING!! =)
    THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  43. Love Glimmer Mists and silk May Arts ribbon.

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