21 June 2011

Tuesday Tutorial.....Paper flowers

Today i am going to share one of my favorite types of flowers. They are really simple to make but are very effective on scrapbook pages and cards.

to make these flowers you will need a Fiskars circle punch, brads( i used my i-top and made my own matching brads), a water spray bottle,patterned paper, and distress ink,stickles and perfect pearls...depending what effect you would like.

so firstly cut out five circles. i find that if you can use light to dark patterned paper it gives a better effect than all the same colour.

next put them in a pile with lightest on top to darkest and put a hole in the middle for your brad.

once your brad is through, start to crunch up your circles one at a time toward the middle and the brad.

when they are all crunched up, UN crunch them and do the same thing again but this time spray your circles each time with water to make them more pliable and easy to crunch up.

You will notice doing this the second time with water it gives you more texture.

Once your flower is now wet and all crunched up put a bit of distress in on the top to colour the tips of your 'petals'. if you want to not use colour and use stickles or perfect pearls skip this step.

pat off excess ink with paper towel

open up your circles carefully to create your flower and leave to dry.

Well  i hope you have liked this quick tutorial on making flowers with circles.

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