Thursday, July 28, 2011
5 Petal Pretty Flower
1) Color petals with ink, chalk, mist, or mica powder.
making large circular motions with light pressure at first. Then go over
the petal again with smaller circular motions and medium pressure.
Do this to all the petals on both flower shapes. This breaks down the
fibers in the paper and allows you to mold the petals. (see figure 1 below)
4) Place flower shape on mat (or against your finger) and press piercing tool
) Use piercing tool to "round" each petal. I hold one side of the petal
with one hand and with the other hand I place the needle tool on the
Starting from the center and working toward the edge, I use gentle
the other side of the petal.
of the petal from the center to the right side. (see lines on red flowers
above)Then I use my finger to roll the edge of the flower over the needle
tool and downward. Then I do the
left side. (see image above)
The petals look like this when I am done.
9) Put glue in the center of one of the flowers. Place the other flower on
top, staggering the petals.