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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Vintage Style Flower Tutorial

Sorry it took me so long to get this tutorial up, but here it is!

I was inspired by Donna Salazar's layered flowers (hers are more grunge style with 4-5 layers of old maps and book pages) and wanted to create a soft delicate, vintage looking flower that was a little easier to manipulate with a whopping 10 layers of various materials. My finished size is 5 inches in diameter. I've seen a similar paper flower technique used with only cardstock on several blogs... but using different paper weights and sheer materials is what gives this flower the shabby vintage look.

What you need is 10 circles (whatever size you want the flower to be) of various materials that you can get a brad through all the 10 layers. Good choices are doilies, tulle, tissue paper, cardstock, mulberry paper, vellum, book pages, etc. You want the layers to vary slightly in size and be of different paper/material weights for amazing texture.

Here is what I used, two tulle circles roughly cut to 5 inches, three layers of thin mulberry paper (can use tissue paper) wet torn to 4 inches for a fuzzy edge, a small 4 inch doily, a few white cardstock circles cut with deco scissors and punched with MS lace border punch 4-5 inches, the inner circle of a larger doily 6 inches. I also inked the edges of the cardstock papers in brown, used bronze glimmer mist, water mist and a large brad.

Step 1: Mist the doilies and mulberry paper on one side and gently crumple. Glimmer mist the cardstock on both sides and crumple.

Step 2: Gently unravel (be careful with the thin papers) and layer onto brad alternating materials.

Step 3: Crumple each layer at a time towards the center, starting with the top layer. Let it dry a little.

Step 4: Before it completely dries, gently unravel the layers, starting with the bottom and place as desired to reveal all the gorgeous textures. You can leave the last layer closed if you prefer.

Here is my finished flower with the middle opened to reveal the brad. So fast and easy to do!

Experiment and have fun using different papers and materials too. Happy Scrapping! Your support means so much to me. Thank you for all the lovely comments everyone leaves for me.

21 comments:

jessica_haley555 said...

This is so beautiful I am putting a link to it on my blog. Definitely want to try it! Great work. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

looks beautiful, Vicky!!! Thanks for sharing!

Sandi Smith said...

Another beautiful creation Vicky!

Lori said...

Love this flower Vicky! Thanks for the tutorial - I am definitely going to give this a try!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for the great tutorial!!!

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

Lovely!!!! I hope you don´t mind if I feature on my blog!!!
Hugs from Brazil

Ivana Camdzic said...

Gorgeous!!!! The flower is so soft and pretty! I can't wait to try! TFS! :)

life is art said...

Gorgeous flower!!!!!!!!!! love it! ;)

Darien said...

STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!

Elisabeth said...

Really great idea. Love how it turns out. I have to try this on my next layout. THanks for sharing

Angelica said...

I swear you have one of the best flower tutorials!! thanks so much for sharing Vicki!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful handmade flower, thanks for the tutorial, I put a link on my blog for this tutorial, thanks for sharing!

Deb Hickman said...

Your flower is stunning will certainly be giving this a go. Thanks so much for sharing.

Janetcraft said...

lovely idea flower made..thanks for the tutorial..

Lean said...

wauw great lovely flower this is thanks for sharring .
byebye,Lean

LG said...

This is brilliant! I will definitely try this out. TFS!

Liddy said...

What a gorgeous flower and the tutorial is fabulous, thank you so much. I too am popping a link on my blog.

Maja said...

What a beautyful flower! I'm deffintaly trying this one out ;-)! Thank you so much :-)

Rachelle said...

Wow!!!! Awesome technique. Love it. will be using this.

Horton said...

Beautiful handmade flower, thanks for the tutorial, I put a link on my blog for this tutorial, thanks for sharing!

Rainbow Craftykari said...

Hello Vicky, Thanks for amazing tutorial. Shared this tutorial at a Facebook Paper Craft Group!!