Here is another paper flower by ER – the great thing about her flowers is that there are never a lot of specialty equipment needed and ya gotta love that!
You will need:
- an old book
- water colours and /or glimmer sprays
- tweezers or bend a paper clip for the twisting like ER
- 3 stamens
- deckle and plain scissors
- matching cardstock scrap
- trace out 2 larger circles and 1 smaller one out of the old book pages
- trace a larger circle out of the cardstock as well
- cut out one of the larger circles with regular scissors
- to form a six petal flower, fold the circle in half and half again to find the centre
- unfold to a semi-circle shape and then fold into 3
- holding the point and using your scissors, cut up one side and across the top and down the other side
- repeat this step with the cardstock circle
- for the next 2 petals (1 large and 1 small) use the deckle scissors to cut out the circle
- fold the circles to cut the petals only this time only cut the sides of the petal leaving the deckle edge as the top of the petal – this technique gives a great tattered flower if you don’t have a Tim Holtz Die !
- you can now use your water colours and /or glimmer sprays to colour the petals
- once the petals are almost dry, you can use a paperclip/ pointy tweezers to twist the petals – if you want a stronger shape just twist when they are fully dry
- repeat this step with the cardstock petals
- when petals are all dry, layer to form your flower starting with the cardstock and ending with the smaller circle
- poke a hole in the centre of the petals
- fold the stamens in half and push through the hole in the centre and attach at the back with glue
- glue each of the petals together ensuring the petals are off-set
- arrange petals until you are happy with the shape
- changing colours to suit your page
- change the centre i.e. put a button or a small flower instead of the stamens
I hope you enjoyed this video and click on the link if you would like to watch some other flower making videos.
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