Saturday, 30 January 2010

Shabby Chic Flowers

Today I am sharing how I made my Shabby Chic (sounds much better than just plain old shabby) flowers like I used on this card.woj-eb-city-chics-1

To make the black flower I used:

Heavyweight white paper
Black dye ink
Brayer
Spellbinders Blossom Nesitibilities (but blossom type punches will work just as well)
Sanding block and/or emery board
Button or large brad for centre
 
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To get the white core I brayered black dye ink on to the white paper, giving a good even coverage.  However you could use any designer paper instead and miss out this part.
 
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Cut out three shapes using the three smallest dies in the set, don't bother embossing them


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Sand the edges of each layer to expose the white core (do this with designer paper as well)


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Crumple each layer up well.


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Open each layer out but don't straighten the shapes out too much


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Apply a strong glue in the centre of each layer - the one I use is clear drying and holds all embellishments really well.


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Using wire cutters snip off the shank of the button (you may need to sand this smooth if you don't get a clean cut)


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Apply the button to the centre, pushing down well.


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And there you have a shabby chic flower, quick and easy


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I hope this will be of use to you, and I'm looking forward to seeing lots of shabby chic flowers in blog-land.  Have a great weekend!

hugs


 

3 comments:

  1. Superbe!!Très bonne idée pour les boutons...

    Djam

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  2. Beautiful flowers! Thank you for sharing your well written easy to follow tutorial.

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