Sunday, November 14, 2010

Heidi’s How’d She Do That? Tips, Tricks & Techniques

Crepe Paper Flowers and Glimmer Mist—You Design It!

Good morning! I hope you are having a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Today I will be sharing with you how to design and create your own crepe paper flowers and you will get to customize them choosing the colors you would like.

To start you will need white crepe paper, this can be found in the party section at most discount stores and you will also need a couple colors of your favorite Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. I wanted to create some flowers with a pink/coral look so I used Tutti Fruitti, Cotton Candy (Chalk), Tiger Lily and Iridescent Gold.

I lightly misted the crepe paper starting with Tutti Fruitti, then Cotton Candy and lastly with Tiger Lily. You want to have a good covering but be careful not to saturate the crepe paper.

Next carefully dry the crepe paper with a heat tool.

Next you will need two circle punches a large and smaller one. I used a 1" and 1-1/4" punches.

Cover a piece of cardstock in a complimentary color with your favorite adhesive. I used Adhesive Sheets from SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L™. Punch out 2 large circles and 1 small circle. If you don’t have adhesive sheets you can also used your favorite liquid adhesive but punch you circles first and then apply the liquid adhesive.

Adhere the crape paper around the circle folding the paper and crimping it just like you would make a fan fold. Continue until you have went all the way around the circle.

This is what your two pieces will look like.

Free hand trim around the edges to create a basic flower shape.

Next layer the two flower pieces and scrunch the flower into shape. I used a 3D Foam Square to layer the two pieces.

To create your second flower take a piece of the crepe paper (12") and roll it up as shown in the photo. Then start in the center of the circle winding the crepe paper around until the circle is completely covers and trim.

Lightly mist both flowers with Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist and heat set.

On the smaller flower I also applied Chandelier Glimmer Glam to add a little more sparkle.

Here is a close up of both flowers. I added a pearl brad to the larger one and prima pearls to the smaller one.


Paper: White Crepe Paper, Cardstock

Accessories: Tattered Angels Tutti Fruitti, Cotton Candy (Chalk), Tiger Lily and Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, Chandelier Glimmer Glam; Prima Pearls; Pearl Brad; Heat Tool; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L" Adhesive Sheets, 3D Foam Squares; Circle Punches

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the flower tutorial and if you create and any crepe paper flower we would love to see them!

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