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Thursday, February 21, 2013

TUTORIAL - Versatile flowers

I have used these handmade flowers on several projects so I thought it would be time to provide a little tutorial. In changing the middle to coordinate with your project, the possibilities are endless on the "looks" you can create with this simple flower base.

STEP 1 - To start, you will need two punched or die-cut flowers with 5 or 6 wide petals. Mine are 2.5 inch punched from my EK Success Daisy punch.


STEP 2 - Mist the flowers (with water or a paint mist if preferred) and curl each petal and pinch while curled around the object to create wrinkles. Note - this will not work if not wet enough.


STEP 3 - Once your curled and pinched petals are almost dry, use a rounded stylus (or end of a paintbrush) and press the middle of each flower into a foam mat. This will raise the petals. now, let completely dry in this shape.


STEP 4 - While off-setting the petals, glue the centers of the dried layers together, pressing into the mat again with the stylus. I used Helmar 450 quick dry glue. Pinch the petal ends to shape them a little more. 


STEP 5 - Now it is time to add a center of your choice. Below, I simply glued a coordinating flower into the middle.


On another project, I used Helmar gemtone glue to add loose pearls and used Clearsnap chalk ink on the petal ends for an antique look. I also pinched the ends a little more to simulate a poinsettia.

Depending on the punched or die cut flower style, the paints and inks used as well as the choice to decorate the middle - the variations you can create are endless!



28 comments:

lamanuelle said...

Merci pour ce superbe tuto! Bises. Nadine

Lyudmila Kruchinina said...

Thank you so much for this tutorial! It's really simple. And what a wonderful result!

Gitte said...

Beautiful flowers. Thank you for the tutorial.

Sandi Smith said...

Very pretty!

butterfly said...

These are amazing... thank you so much for taking us through how to make them!
Alison x

MARILYN said...

Beautiful flowers! TFS!!!

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Keren Tamir said...

Wow I love this. Love the idea with the wrinkles. These are gorgeous thanks for the tutorial.

Lizzyc said...

These are gorgeous flowers and to think they started with a humble punch!!

bev said...

These are awesome Vicky!! I must give these a try. Thank you for sharing.

ania said...

Piękne kwiaty, bardzo przydatny tutorial! Dziękuję i pozdrawiam:))

Kim Nath said...

Beautiful flowers and a great tutorial!

Ava Gavloski said...

you have my attention!!! Wonderfully gorgeous and so inventive and creative to test this technique out, cuz you have shared the love of success with us.
truly appreciative of this share.
ava g

Ava Gavloski said...

you have my attention!!! Wonderfully gorgeous and so inventive and creative to test this technique out, cuz you have shared the love of success with us.
truly appreciative of this share.
ava g

JoAnn said...

Thank you for this great tutorial. I just made some of the flowers and it was easy and they turned out beautifully. Thanks again.

Tone-Lill said...

A fantastic tutorial, you make it looks so easy ... love the flowers!

Cathy Lane said...

Thanks for the wonderful tut Vicky and thanks for sharing...LOVE THEM!!!

britgirl58 said...

Really beautiful flowers and very professional looking. TFS - Julie

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Bobbie said...

/thanks so much for always sharing your fabulous tuts, love these flowers, and tips for the wrinkles!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

These blooms are absolutely GORGEOUS! thank you so much for your generosity in sharing how to make them! kisses

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Vi Soriano said...

Beautiful flowers....love them all...thanks for the tutorial..