With flowers made from an old book.

Step 1: Gather your supplies

* An old book 
* Polystyrene sphere (mine is 4 inches)
* Scalloped circle paper punch (I have used Creative Memories)
* Craft Glue
* Brads
* Chalking Ink (I have used 'Ash Rose' and 'Gingerbread' for a vintage look)
* A length of Dowel Rod (for stem)
* Ribbon and lace for embellishing
is there any way to ink or dye these a deeper color like red or purple?
<p>I have used a chalking ink on these to give them a light vintage look. If you were to use a juicy ink pad (Close to my Heart, Stampin up brands etc) with a dauber, you'd get a much deeper colour. I tried a spray ink / mister and when it dried, the flower changed shape and lost it's crunched look. Still looked great but not right for my topiary.</p><p>I am rather new to inking so hopefully the above info is helpful. Thanks for taking the time to look and comment :)</p>
<p>Thank you :)</p><p>I did steal a bit of silicone / glue from the hubby's workshop to hold the foam in place in the dish. It hasn't tipped over yet. Fingers crossed :)</p>
very lovely! did you weight the base so it doesn't tip over?
<p>this is so cute! ill have to try it sometime!</p>
Thank you. Make sure there's a good movie on TV when you go to punch out all of those flowers :)
Oh wow! This looks so good and vintage-y :)!
<p>Thank you. I was planning on gifting this but the more I look at it, the more it looks great on display in my living room :)</p>
<p>lol! I know the feeling; you work so hard perfecting something crafty that it seems like a crime to pass it along...</p>
<p>:) Perhaps one day I'll dust it off and pass it along, but 'til then.......</p>
<p>Very cute decoration :D</p>
<p>Thank you :)</p>

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