Monday, 7 September 2009

Heidi's Scrapbooking Flower Tutorial



Thanks to Heidi, my very special bloggy friend for her fantastic flower tutorial. Over to her!

These flowers really are simple to make; are open to plenty of creativity and interpretation, according to taste … and do look very cool … so, deep breath, here goes …

FIRST STEP is to cut two flower shapes … one large, and one small … the colour choice is up to you … I would recommend finding something amongst your scraps, cos if you’re anything like me, you’ve got MORE THAN PLENTY of those … heehee …

Use … PUNCHES …

or … A TEMPLATE …

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or … TRACE or HAND-DRAW the shapes, and cut out …

or … for a really distressed and funky look, be brave, and just TEAR the flowers …

SECOND STEP decorate the edges of your flower petals … I inked mine, but you could sand, curl, distress or edge with glitter, or just leave PLAIN – your choice…

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You could then scrunch and sand flowers if you wish… or not … LOL

STEP THREE … DRAW a pattern of flower veins on the smaller flower …

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STEP FOUR … Bend the flower petals UP or DOWNWARD at centre edge …

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slightly WET the petals, then curl, backwards or forwards over a pencil, and set aside to dry … the wetting will allow them to retain their 3-D effect … (do not adjust your eyes … yep, the photo IS blurry … sorry!!LOL) …

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now it is time to ASSEMBLE … adhere the big and small flower together, and add a centre … I have used a button here, but you could use a brad, or a small flower or a dot of kindyglitz …

FINALLY decorate your flower with an assortment of kaiser rhinestones … or dimensional magic … or glitter etc …

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VIOLA … finished … adhere at will!!LOL

Isn't she a clever girl?! If you do decide to follow this tutorial pop on over to Heidi's blog to say thank you for all her hard work putting this tutorial together & post the photo of your creations to your blog let me know so I can come & have a look see!

Heidi lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, where they can buy Prima flowers & if you go take a look at her latest post you will see some of her latest stash haul...lucky girl!

Here is my "Thank You!" to you Heidi. Yours to know that I am grateful to you for the relationship we have developed these last 6 months or so, and the good news is you don't have to post it to your blog if you don't want to ;-D


3 comments:

Shayne said...

Great tutorial. thanks for sharing. will have to give it a bash.

Desire Fourie said...

TFS a great tut.
Hugs
Desire

Lynette said...

Thanks for sharing. New inspiration:)