Sunday, 30 May 2010

Punched Flower Tutorial

I have done a quick tutorial on how to make these dahlia-type flowers.  I was playing – as you do – whilst demonstrating at one of the shows and quite liked the look of this flower. 

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Tools needed:

Large and medium Retro Flower punches
Distress Ink and applicator (my hubby made me 36 of these – a huge money saver that I could spend on more stash lol)
An embossing tool and mat (I use a piece of lino)
Pokey tool
Bone Folder

 

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To make the large flower punch out 2 each of the small and large flowers (I used 1 patterned paper and one plain). and ink around the edges.

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Curl each petal over a bone folder to give shape and movement to the petals

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Indent the centre of each flower and pierce a hole in the centre for the brad

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Pinch the points of each petal tightly

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Give them a good spritz with Glimmer Mist and then assemble – layer the two small flowers on top of each other (patterned paper at the top) then then layer on top of the large flowers and hold together with a brad.  Once the Glimmer Mist dries it seems to firm up the paper so the flower keeps it’s shape beautifully.  To make a small flower just use 2 layers of the small punched flower and assemble as before.

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And there you have it, a quick and easy flower that you can co-ordinate to your project using left over bits of paper.

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And an arty shot.  The image is Confirmand Melinda from Whiff of Joy

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Thanks for stopping by,

 

1 comment:

  1. You can explain very clearly, are you by any chance a teacher? Must try this one time.
    Thank you for the tut.
    Hugs Yolanda

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