This morning I have a tutorial and card to share with you. I made some tissue paper flowers for a card, and decided it would be good to do a tutorial to share this technique with you. Maybe some of you are aware of this fun way to make some flowers, and if not, than this tutorial is just for you.
So, let's start out: I do have lots of pictures for you, and this is very easy to do. They do not take long to make and once you get started they go quickly. It just might take you a little practice with a couple steps. I explain this to you below, but if you like to craft, you can do it. These flowers are so fun to make, and you can make them in all different colors, and even sizes.
First you start off by cutting some small circles or scallopes out of some tissue paper. You can cut lots of layers at once because the tissue paper is so thin. Which is nice, because you can make several flowers at once. I used a small Spellbinders die in my Cuttlebug.
You do want to make sure you cut several layers at the same time, then I seperate and used about 8 or nine tiny sheets for one flower.
Then you gather those pieces and put a small brad through the middle, you can use a piercing tool through the tissue first if you need to, then add the brad.
Then you need a small spritzer bottle of water, and you are going to spritz the layers of tissue, here I am going to show you several consecutive pictures for this part. You need to softly seperate the layers from the bottom up to the top, then lastly mist the top layers. Only lightly mist them, don't drench them with water. If you do that then you can't seperate the layers to scrunch them.
To do the scrunching you have to work from the top down, the top layer is scrunched so that the brad is covered, then go on to the next layers. Be careful not to tear the layers as you scrunch them. (This is where you might need a little practice if you struggle with it. But you will get the hang of it, just be very gentle in how you handle and seperate the wet layers to scrunch them.) REMEMBER: The layers need to be wet enough to scrunch, but not drenched.
Once they are dry, you can add them to your craft projects. Here is my card with them added.
I used a base of brown paper, the DP is Basic Grey from the 6x6 Hopscotch paper pad. Tilda is colored with Distress Inks, the banner is cut with the banner die from Whimsy Stamps, the pearls are from Want 2 Scrap. The ribbon is from Michaels. The leaf die is from Magnolia, and the flowers are made by me.
I'm so glad you stopped by, and I hope you have a great day, God bless you.
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