Friday, November 12, 2010

Vintage-Print Flowers Tutorial

Hello everyone! I have been promising this tutorial for the flowers I made for my "3" layout. I'm calling them Vintage-Print flowers. They're a quick and easy addition to any project.

You will need:
  • Pages from an old book
  • Scalloped circle punches in three different sizes or die cutting machine
  • Glimmer Mist in your choice of color
  • Distress Ink in your choice of color
  • Brads or flower centers
  • Liquid adhesive
1. Start by cutting 2 scallop circles in three different sizes in 1/2 inch increments. I cut mine at 2", 11/2", and 1" using my Cricut machine. Because my book is very old, the pages are very delicate so I made sure the pressure was set to low on my machine. Don't worry if they rip; they don't need to be perfect!



 2. Moisten your circles with Glimmer Mist.



 3. While the paper is still moist, scrunch them up to make them distressed. Use your heat tool to dry them.



 4. Carefully unfold the scrunched up balls and stack the circles.




 5. Secure with a brad, or add liquid adhesive and a flower center to adhere the scallop circles together.



6. To add some dimension, run a Distress Ink pad on the edges.



 7. Voila! Customized flowers for your project!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Stay True To God said...

Gorgeous flowers Jolaine!!! :) hugs... Tracy

Lisa said...

Jolaine your flowers are beautiful!!! I wanted to thank you so much for the blog award! That was incredibly sweet of you!!!! Hugs! Lisa

Janet Z said...

So pretty Jolaine!

A Crafty Mom said...

I love the flowers. I need to try them.