Welcome to Technique Week, Day 3.
Paper Flowers are the BIG rage right now. This Paper Flower Technique is quick, easy and has wonderful results. You can add glitter along the flower edges for add glitz and ever give them a light spritz of perfume.
Here are the Instructions:
1. Punch out wo 2-3/8″ Scallop Circles with a punch, out of Pretty-In-Pink card stock.
2. Run the two Scallop Circles through the Crimper. I ran each scallop through twice in one direction then twice in the other.
3. Once each scallop has been crimped, roll it into a small ball. Keep squeezing it with your fingers.
Paper is made up of fibers and this will help break down the fibers and the layers of paper will separate.
4. Un-roll the ball and give the scallops a few rubs with a bone folder. You’ll notice the paper layers coming apart. Carefully, separate the two layers of each scallop.
5. Once you have the four layers, sponge each edge with a Sponge Dauber and Pretty-In-Pink Ink Pad. Do both front and back of each scallop. Besides all the wrinkles, and softness to the paper, the sponged edges will add to the distressed look.
6. When the edges dry, layer and pierce the center with a Paper Piercing Tool.
To find the center fold the scallops in quarters.
7. Add a brad to the center of the layers. Once the Brad is in place holding the layers together, wrinkle up the layers one at a time until they resemble a flower.
Now you have a quick and easy method for making Distress Paper Flowers. For smaller flowers use the smaller 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch. Go ahead and use these on your hand-made cards, scrap-book pages, party favors or as a pin.
Have fun trying this new Paper Flower Technique and check back tomorrow for anothe great technique!