Saturday, August 27, 2011

Shabby Chic Flower Tutorial

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Hi everyone, today I have a flower tutorial for you. It may have bits and pieces from tuts I have seen but this is the flower that I have come up with and I have put my own little touches on it.

Supplies Needed

flower punch – 5 or 6 petal one.  I use my cricut for these
glimmer mist and water mister
ink pad
tweezers or something to curl the petals

First step is to cut out 5 flowers. I used 2 large and then the next 3 went down a size on each one. For my smaller flowers I might only use the 3 smaller flowers. I first mist them with glimmer mist then with water to get them wet enough to mold, but do not soak them or they will tear easily.

While they are wet, fold each pedal under with the scewer (I used a paint brush handle) and pinch the pedal as you do.

After you have pinched all of the flower push the paint brush tip into the center of each and pinch and fold them up.

This is what they look like all scrunched up. You can let them air dry or use a heat tool to speed up the process.

Carefully unfold each flower. At this point if you like you can ink the pedals. I only did on the blue flowers.

Punch a hole in the center of the smallest flower and add fold the stamens in half and insert into the hole..cut off the ends and glue them into place on the back of the flower.

Now start to layer the flowers, alternating the pedals and gluing them into place.

I now paint on bits of gesso in random places on the flower.

Ok that is it, these flowers are super easy to make. I actually cut out one sheet of cardstock and have enough for about a dozen of them. I will color them as I need them. Here are my finished flowers and a couple of close-ups on projects I used them on. Now go get your fingers are dirty like mine..have a fantastic weekend everyone !


Scrapthat said...

Very pretty Shona! TFS!

Ira said...

Don't you just LOVE making flowers? Great tut!

EFI said...

Thank you for the great flower tutorial!!!

Stine Ursin said...

Great tutorial Shona. Those are just gorgeous :)

Lean said...

beautiful thanks for this cool tutorial.

Vicky Alberto said...

OMG, love these. Let me know where you bought the stamens from, thanks!

kimberly said...

Shona - those are beautiful - seriously want to pull out my cricut and get card making - thanks for sharing

Ruki said...

these flower are gorgeus!! thanks a lot fot the tuto!

aina said...

Yess!! I love them, I will do this!! Thank you for sharing! Wish you a great sunday :-))

Karen Conner said...

I'm always looking for new ways to make my own flowers. Absolutely love these! Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

sweet flowers, Shona! I love having cut out flowers layers in white on hand so I can make them up in the color I need at that moment! Which cart did you use?

Goyi Rodriguez said...

Me encantan tus tutoriales de flores, felicitaciones por tu buen hacer