Make Your Own Paper Lavendar Flowers

Lavendar Flower

 Hi Everyone,

 As promised to Viv, my latest blog follower (smile), today I am sharing a pictorial tutorial on how I make my lavendar flowers.  Please link to my blog if you are going to share with others.  You'll need 2 colors of A4 cardstock - number of sheets depends on how many flowers you want. You'll need glue, 2 flower punches an embossing tool to shape the flowers and lavendar seeds or dry crushed petals:

 

Need 2 types of punched out flowers, one large and one medium

- hand cut is ok - 

Need 2 large and 1 small for each flower - cardstock

 

Spritz with water

 

Turn over and spritz again

 

Until Soaked

 

Find a tool to curl the petals - I use a thin paint brush

 

Curl petal carerfully

 

Pinch enough to squeeze out a little water

 

Pinch all petals, then leave in to dry overnight or in the sun.

I like to be environmentally friendly where possible so I don't use heat tools

Dried flowers will look like this with very tight curls

 

To make one flower, turn over 2 large and 1 small

 

Cup each flower center until petals face up

 

Pull the petals out to give more volume

 

 

Add glue to the center of the first large one

 

Layer the second large one on top

 

Cup to stick together and to make a uniform shape

 

Add more glue

 

Layer with the last punched out flower

 

Get your lavendar seeds or dry petals and prepare to finish

 

Add a generous dollop of glue to hold the seeds

 

Lavendar Seeds

 

Pour onto the glue

 

 

Push gently into the glue which dries clear anyway

 

Decorate your flower with punched out leaves and

other accessories of your choice

 

As you can see it's quite simple.  Please give it a try and leave a comment on my blog with  a link to your flower if you decide to make one....

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