Friday, April 21, 2017

Flower Frenzy Friday - Using the Pansy Punch to make a Wild Rose- a Tutorial

Although the flowers outside are not blooming yet - they're not even peeking their heads above the ground yet!- but it is Flower Frenzy time here.

Last Friday, I wrote a tutorial on how to make a flower embellishment using the Bunch Punch here.

Today's tutorial features a flower made using the Pansy punch.  This flower I am naming "Wild Rose"

Supplies Needed:

  • Pansy Punch
  • Botanical Builder Framelits
  • Paper snips
  • Reverse gripping tweezers
  • Spritzer
  • Heat tool
  • Foam pad
  • Silicone pad
  • Ink colors with finger daubers (Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum)
  • scrap of Whisper White card stock for flower petals
  • scrap of Mint Macaron for leaves
  • scrap of daffodil delight for stamen
  • pearl
  • tombo glue
  • protective work surface
  • stylus
Making the Flower:
1. Punch 2 Pansy Flower with the Whisper White card stock. Die cut 2 leaves with Mint Macaron and 1 stamen with Daffodil Delight.

2.  Snip between each of the flower petals

2. Sponge the edges of the flower petals with Sweet Sugar plum ink; the leaves with Old Olive

3.  Spritze the flower petals and leaves lightly with water. This allows the ink colors to blend. Use the heat tool to dry the flowers until they feel slightly damp before trying to shape the flowers and leaves.

4.  Add gold dazzling diamonds to the tops of the stamen and set aside to dry.

5. Shape each flower petal by pinching it between thumb and forefinger.  This creates a raised crease. Then with the stylus, cup the petal in the center, pushing it gently but firmly into the foam pad.

6.  Allow the flowers and leaves to dry completely before forming the flower. Either let them air dry or use the heat tool.

6.  Place a small daub of tombo glue in the center of one petal.  Grasp the second petal with the reverse gripping tool and place it in the first petal. Off set the petals.  Press the two layers together using the stylus, applying a little pressure.

7.  Use the stylus to apply firm pressure to the center of the stamen.  Pick it up with the tweezers, add a drop of tombo to the bottom, and add it to the center of the flower.

8.  Place the flower on the silicone pad.

9.  Use the stylus on the wrong side of each leaf and score a line from tip to stem to make the leaf vein.  The bend the leaf back and forth along this score line.With the tweezers, bend the tips of each leaf under.

10. Pick up each leaf with the tweezers, add a drop of tombo to the end and slide them under the flower at each end.

11.  Place a pearl in the center of the flower.

Here's the wild rose on a card:

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