Thursday, January 21, 2010

Simple patterned paper flowers

by Nathalie
Following a few requests, I thought I would share with you how I made the flowers on my Christmas photo wreath below. They can be used for many different projects, pages or cards.
All you need is a piece of patterned paper, a tiny piece of scrap, scissors, glue and a brad.
First, hand draw a leaf (or petal) on the back of your patterned paper, hand cut it and use it as a stencil to repeat the process for how ever many petals you want for your flower (odd numbers look better). For the wreath, I drew a big leaf to make the large flowers and smaller leaf to make the smaller one.
Hand cut a little circle out of your piece of scrap (it doesn't matter what you use since it won't be visible).
Ink or spray if you wish and then gently fold them in half just to give them a little 3D effect. Using the small circle you cut from scrap as support, start gluing the petals. Be careful to only apply glue on one end.
Arrange the petals and finish by making a small hole for the brad. The brad will cover the part where the petals meet.
And voila!
You can click on any photo to enlarge it

As usual, let me know if you have any questions. I'll be glad to help!

2 comments:

Transparent Touches said...

Thanks for such great ideas and techniques!! Love the flowers!

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