I just love the paper flowers you can get at the craft store..I wanted to see if I could try and recreate them. This is what I came up with , with the help of a you-tube video and a bag of scraps!
This idea started when a friend's mom gave me a huge bag of leftover paper scraps from her scrap booking. What can you do with little pieces of paper?....
O.K... this is the only paper punch I own.. so there are probably better ones to use for this project. I would probably use a flower punch with more defined petals than this one....but I made it work!
Punch out a bunch of these. You need 4-5 per flower.Make sure you use paper that has a design on both sides because both sides show up.
I like to make everything vintage so I brushed the edges with my brown ink pad. (I have a serious attachment to my brown ink pad.. I brown the edges of EVERYTHING!)
Then I cut into the flower a little bit...this is where a different flower punch would come in handy!
I sprayed the flowers lightly with water to make them a little damp.You have to work on a soft surface and a thick foam mouse pad works the best. Then I use the end of a sharpie to rub into each petal forming a bowl shape.
after you do a few you get the hang of how much pressure to use.
Try to make different sizes by using more or less pressure. The bud in the middle I scrunched up when it was still damp to get a smaller bud..I also used a little glue to keep it together.
Starting with the one that's most open I put a drop of glue in the center and place the next one on top. Make sure you alternate the petals as you place them.
I used some music note paper cut outs I received from Lemay at leaping frog designs last month! I love how they turned out! I think you could use all kinds of different shapes and come up with all kinds of different flowers. Thanks Marion DeMuth for all of the scraps of paper!