Friday´s are new release day over at ScrapMatters and this time I´ve played around with these goodies:
These are the layouts I´ve done:
One of my assigned designers this month is Krisi´s Kreations at ScrapMatters and she makes awesome hybrid templates. So I got the Milk Carton mini template and made this:
I made this little tag the other day:
Wanna learn how to do that flower? Well, here´s my tutorial on how to do paper flowers Tim Holtz style….
To do this you need the following stuff:
- Kraft cardstock paper
- Flower punch or die-cut
- Strong paper glue
- Distress ink
- Perfect Pearls
I used these colors -I´m gonna make two flowers in different colors:
1. Start with punching out (or die cut) your flowers. I´ve discovered that the easiest way to to these flowers are to use the ones with six petals. I used my Slice to cut out mine and therefore I got a hole in mine. You don´t need that..
2. Then you need to mix the colors for the flowers! Add water about 3/4 of a mini-mister. Take about two drops of ink and a small portion of Perfect Pearls into the bottle. I made four different colors:
- Broken china + blue Perfekt Pearls
- Peeled paint + gold Perfect Pearls
- Tattered rose + gold PP
- Fired brick + gold PP
Now put on the lid and shake it really well!
3. Line up your flowers:
4. The three top flowers are gonna be a red one so I spray them with the mixtures fired brick, tatttered rose and a little peeled paint:
The lower three I spray with peeled paint and broken china:
5. Now I pick out my heat gun and blow them dry. You might wanna redo the spraying .
Now they have a really nice shiny, metallic look:
6. The backside doesn´t look so nice so I rubb the red one´s with rusty hinge distress ink pad and the green ones with peeled paint using the ink blending tool.
Here´s the finished backsides
7. Now we´re getting to the assembly part using the green flower as an example. Cut the three flowers as shown below:
Do NOT throw anything away!
8. Put the two small pieces aside (the cut-out petals).
Now glue the flowers together making one petal overlapping the closest one:
9. You should now have three parts looking like this:
I use a paper clip to really be sure that the glue sticks!
10. Now we return to the two small pieces:
11. Grab a small paint brush. Take the largest one of the petal parts and curl the left petal around the brush handle so that it´s pointing “out and down”. Then take the other petal and curl it into the centre:
Now glue it together looking something like this – and don´t make it quite as narrow as I´ve done in the pic… (look further down and you´ll see it better) ;D!
12. Now to the smallest – and trickiest part – the single petal. Curl it around the handle…
…and glue it together.
13. You should have two parts looking like this:
14. Now the big flowers have dried and once again we grab the brush. Curl all the petals like on the pic below:
15. Next step is to glue them all together after size – so the largest first and finish off with the two really small pieces we did before.
If you don´t have holes in your flowers you need to cut off some of the pointy bottom of each flower to make them fit into each other!
16. Tadaa! Here´s what you should have right now:
…..and the other side looks like this for me…
So when I use them on a project I just have to trim the backside so they´re flat to the surface.
I hope this tutorial made sense – and good luck with making your own gorgeous flowers!