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Thursday 21 October 2010

Paper Flower Tutorial

During the year that I have been posting on this blog, I have seen many handmade flowers out there in Blogland and have never attempted my own, until now! 

I picked up a copy of 'Crafts Beautiful' whilst out shopping today (I'm a sucker for all the cardmaking and scrapbooking magazines, especially Christmas editions), and they had an excellent tutorial on how to make some flowers so I had my first go.

This is how it mine turned out:
Using an old dictionary, a scallop circle punch, a pokey tool and a button

To make it I did the following:

Cut 5 circles out with the punch:
(I forgot to check what was on them!)

Then make a hole through each centre:
Secure them all together using a small brad:
Then turn it over and scrunch up each layer individually:
..and unravel each layer to suit.  This is the stage I added my Distress Ink:
..but perhaps you could do that before you start?..
Finally stick on a button with glue in the middle of the flower, with some twine for decoration:
.. I then looked at my finished flower and discovered that the word 'austere' was prominantly positioned on the front of the flower! lol.

Thanks for looking and for any comments,
See you tomorrow,


Kandi said...

These really appeal to me, they woudl make great additions to christmas parcels with buttons and cotton in christmas colours.
Kandi x

Carmen said...

Steph did a similar tutorial in the last GA newsletter but she made hers huuuuuuge by using napkins. They look so effective - I'll have to have a go even though I'm not much of a flower girl ;) Just think though how much Prima or somewhere like that would charge for these. Lovely and unique to you!

Sparkly-Fabtastic said...

this is great - and its reminded me that I made some a while ago (but without the ink!) and don't know what I did with them haha - must find them and use them!!

PepPop said...

Wifey on MSE sent me some like this a while back and she used a copper coloured distressed ink and some glitter. They're lovely in real life aren't they. Jaqui x

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