Tuesday, 27 May 2008

fluffy flower lesson........

Right, as requested here is how to make that there flower........
















You can use any kind of paper......even old newspaper. In these pics mine are done with pages from old books.










Hand cut circles out of the paper - this one uses about 10 circles (all the same size) - cut them all out together to save time.




Cut straight lines towards the centre of the circle.......but obviously not all the way else you will just end up with bits of paper all over your desk !!!!!!!!! The cuts will more than likely be of different lengths....not a prob.

I find it easiest to cut the quarter circle lines first.



Seperate out all the circles....then put them back together - there is a reason for this....it makes it fluffier :o)


Secure the middle I do a staple cross but you can use a brad or similar.














Now, screw it up tight in your hand - a few times...................really !!!!


















Now in that ball of paper, find the back of those staples..........and sort of flatten out the back as its base.....you might lose a few 'petals' at this point.



















Lay it on the table, ink it, prune it, fluff it.....voila !!!!!
















This one was done with 2 to 3 different size of circles and the button centre.




















Have fun.....let me know how you get on !!!!!!!

23 comments:

Jan said...

Thanks SO much for this tutorial. Looks easy and fun! Can't wait to try! :)
(pascrapgal)

Veronica Starr said...

OH MAN!!! i'm so in love with this!!! i have to try it tonight!! thanks :)

Starlight said...

Katja thank you so super much!
Youe flower is so stunning!Thank you,thank you for teaching us how to do do it:)

Starlight said...

Ops I meant YOUR flower.LOL

domestic goddess said...

love love love this flower!!!!
so up my scrapping street, lol
hugs
anna x

D@nielle said...

hmmm U was thinking actually how did she do this .... I'm definately trying this, probably on a canvas or something like that so everyone can see the fluffy :D Thanks !

lalscrap said...

thank you so much for posting how to make these awesome flowers!! i loved your jb bingo card!
julie(lalscrap)

Natasja said...

yeahhhh look at all these comment here :))))))

LOVE the flowers!

Miranda said...

Made one flower this morning. Had to try. Need more practice but I do love them. Thanks for sharing.

*Fauve* said...

Love this,i will def. give this a try!Thaks girl :D

Cathy said...

oh wow thanks for sharing this. Seems so easy, Im going to give it a try. Very Clever!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

What an awesome idea!! I sure will be trying this some time soon!! with creds to you of course! Thanks for sharing!! your work is beautiful!!

PattiM said...

What a cool idea.... Thanks for the tutorial...Your flower is awesome!

PattiM
(Pattie's passion)

I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!!!

Mel M. M. M. said...

DroooooooooL! I just absolutely love this stunning flower and am definitely going to try and make one. Thanks for the fabulous tutorial! :0)

Anne Marie said...

Very cute, thanks for the lesson! I had an old middle-school science book sitting next to my desk and I tore out a page to try it out. The bright white with the bold green & red & blue headlines and black text gives the flower a cool look! Of course, now i need to dig out a photo, background paper and put it all together in a lo!

4x4lady said...

I love this! I didn't have anything like the newsprint paper, so I used printed vellum, and it turned out really cute. It was a bit delicate to handle and crumple, but it was sweet. Thank you!

Jessica said...

fantastic! cannot wait to try it!

Sue McGettigan said...

Oh my goodness that is uber-cool!! Love your flowers, thanks for sharing the 'how-to' :)

nutka1911 said...

This is amazing and simply tutorial! Thank you!

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so pretty. Butt i think use some multiple colors then will show better result.

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