Monday, August 25, 2014

Welcome Wall Hanging and Paper Flower Tutorial

I don't often do home decor with paper crafts, but when I saw this wooden wall hanging by Adorn It arrive in the store I KNEW I had to do a class with it!  Well this past Friday was the class, and this is what we all created:

We used Bo Bunny's Somewhere In Time paper, I just love the blues, browns and gold tones together!

Thank you to all the lovely ladies who joined me for this class, it was a real blast crafting with you!!  You are all super talented :-)

One of the flowers we used to decorate this wall hanging is a handmade one, and my favourite to make.  Here is a quick little photo tutorial on how to make them:

Choose two to three different sized circle or scallop circle punches.

Using your pattern paper scraps punch two or three different sized circles - all the same pattern or different, does not matter.

Mist the three circles with a bit of water so they are damp but not wet.

The water makes the paper more malleable, and you are going to crumple each circle, separately, into a ball.

Then flatten them out.

Stack them as desired, pierce a hole in the center and secure with a brad.

Lift and crumple each separate layer into the center . . .

so you end up with a "bud" like so . . .

then carefully pull down each layer and shape as desired.

Ink up the edges for a distressed, more dimensional look.

As the paper dries the flower hardens and keeps it's shape.

Ta da!  That's it, easy, peasey! 

Happy Craftin'!!


1 comment:

Solange J. said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! And I love your flowers.