Thursday, January 31, 2013

Handmade Paper Flowers

Whew, Sorry I haven't blogged in a few weeks! After the holidays it seems things slow down but its so dark and cold outside I don't want to leave my house! Still I have to go to work so I go out and scrape ice off the car and shiver all the way to work. I'm lucky I don't live in the snow, I wouldn't want to go anywhere until spring, all of you who live in the snow have my utmost admiration for sure!

Today I wanted to show you some of my handmade flowers.The method I like best is to run card stock through my die cut machine with a flower Sizzix Die. I mix some ink on my Ranger Craft Sheet with a little bit of water to soak the layer for the flowers, then scrunch them up and heat dry with my heat gun.

Here are some of my favorites.

I have a link to a video that shows you how to make the burlap flowers, these are great for outdoors!

handmade paper flowers dyed scrapbook mini albums art journals ink

Scrunched, hand dyed paper flowers

paper flowers for arts and crafts

fabric flowers with my own handmade cover buttons

fabric flowers

felt and fabric flowers, these are available in my Etsy shop

scrapbook flowers felt or fabric

Burlap flowers using the Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die. I made these around Halloween, don't you love how they came out? I added a ton of glitter but the camera didn't pick that up to well, below is the video tutorial I watched before I tried making them.

handmade burlap flowers

 Sa crafters youtube Burlap Flower Tutorial