Friday, March 26, 2010

My new favorite medium and a flower tutorial

I have a new favorite medium--old texts. I went to half price books and for the bargain price of $3 I found this old dictionary full of illustrations and of course, text. I have been pulling pages out and cutting, distressing and embellishing. Considering that one sheet of scrapbook paper would be around a buck, I consider this to be a great value.

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On to my flowers....The flower is pretty simple. I cut 6 scalloped circles of text paper and 1 scalloped circle of card stock. I used pearl ex in hairspray on my text pieces.

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Once the circles dried I folded them first in half.

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then slightly over half (like 2/3 but it's not an exact science...

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then fold back the edge of over lap and repeat for the other side.

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Do this will all six circles and then adhere them to the cardstock circle.

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When you have them all adhered you can pick a center. Buttons, brads, gems, other flowers, pretty much anything you can think of could be used.

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Finished flower

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I hope you liked this simple little flower. I have been using it a lot. It can be adapted with solid circles or bigger circles too.

1 comment:

  1. you have been having way to much fun with this great find! Love the flowers. Deb P