Tuesday, December 8, 2009
On the SECOND Day of Christmas....
...I made some Paper Roses!
To make these roses you will need punched or die-cut flowers in graduated sizes (different sizes but don't have to be the same). You can even cut out your own.
You will also need a container of water, some foil and spray starch. Soak your punches/die-cuts in the water for about 15 to 30 minutes.
The optional largest petal should have long, narrow petals. Cut petals longer if necessary. Roll long petals around your awl or a bamboo skewer. Roll on the diagonal to form a twist. Dry with an embossing tool or hair dryer. (Or air dry!)
Cut petals to be about 3/4" long on the next larger petal, if necessary.
Pinch petals in half. Scrunch flower as shown. Make a ball out of foil drape and shape the flower around the foil form. Dry with your embossing tool.
Roll end of of petals around your awl or bamboo skewers using the other larger flower. Drape over foil form and dry with your embossing tool.
Repeat the last step for the medium size flower.
Pinch the two smallest flower around your awl or bamboo skewer and dry with your embossing tool.
Layer all the dried petals in descending order. glue together with glue dots or your favorite adhesive. Mist with Glimmer Mist if you want a sparkle!
Have fun making an entire garden!