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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Giving petals soft texture (Green Tara)

Almost all plain economical scrapbooking flowers are made from mulberry paper. Green Tara's newest white petals are especially thick which makes it easy to create these flowers (click on image to see in full size):

They look like pretty fancy flowers but all I used was 4 layers of Green Tara white petals (2 of each style shown below) and a decorative centre. You can use other styles than I chose but you'll want the flower to be a big size (at least 2 inches/5 cm) with wide petals. This won't work very well with daisy style flowers.

You will need:
- 4 mulberry flowers layers
- a Q-tip
- warm water
- firm toothbrush
- decorative centre

Bottom layers (2 of these) Green Tara Code PFLP01:

Top layers (2 of these) Green Tara Code PFLP143:

Decorative center (your can use anything to match your project style!) Green Tara Code XF5034lv:


Step 1: Working with one flower at a time, take a wet Q-tip and "paint" the only the very edge of each petal with warm water. Do this to the 2 bottom layers and 1 of the top layers.

Step 2: With dry fingers, pull off the wet edge of the petals in 3-4 small tugs of each petal. Let dry without damaging the fuzzy edge you just created. HINT: I left one of the top layers plain (didn't fuzz the edge) to have contrast since my flower is all white.

Step 3: Once the 3 fuzzy layers are dry. Brush them with the firm toothbrush bristles to fuzz them even more. Stroke the bristles from the middle of the flower outwards.

Step 4: Glue your layers together and add the decorative center.

That's it! So simple yet so elegant and expensive looking. Another alternative is using your flower punches/dies to make your own petal layers too. Green Tara sells all kinds of beautiful mulberry paper in any color imaginable.

For another kind of mulberry flower, check out my Fuzzy Lollipop Flowers.

Thanks for stopping by today, let me know you were here!


Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

excelente dica!

Tania said...

Wow ther are so many great ideas and inspiring projects on here thank-you for sharing your amazing talent.-Tania

Paulien van den Bosch said...

These are so gorgeous Vicky!!!!
Thanks for sharing this great tut!

Dara Lynn said...

I loved the fuzzy lollipop flowers and loooove these fuzzy these equally!

Unknown said...

I can't find this paper fast enough. OMG, seriously I ADORE these flowers. Beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Just a wonderful flower!!!! They are so soft and pretty.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Thanks for sharing how you made these beauties!!!!!!!

Suzanne Evereett said...

Great idea. Green Tara has a lot of potential.