hi scrappers i'm juliann marchant. i've been married for 14 years, and a sahm of 3 premature miracles. they are my inspiration to preserve every minute and memory i can!! i have been scrapping since 2003 and have always been a shutter bug. i got my first "real camera" a pentax when i was 8 years old. i love a good sketch or challenge to get my creative juices flowing. i also enjoy altering items and love to amke mini books!! i share something creative on my blog scrappylife (http://www.scrappylife.blogspot.com/) nearly every day. i have a degree in food and nutrition, and my other loves are baking and cooking. it's just another reason to create, and get messy! i love to come up with new cupcake recipes, or new healthy meals and share them with others! i hope you all enjoy what i have to share with you today :)
Coffee Filter Carnation Flowers by Juliann
today i'm going to share with you a really fun flower making technique.
this is what you will need:
4 coffee filters
2-3 mists or spray inks (or diluted paint in a spray)
ribbon at least 1" wide x 6"
pins (straight or safety)
*optional items: white glue, fine glitter
crumple up your 4 coffee filters
now spray with both mist colors. you don't want full coverage, you can always add more later
next find the center of your filters, pinch and twist 3 or 4 times until you have a nice full looking flower
you will notice your ribbon to tie the end of the flower you just twisted. *all of this is done while your flower is still damp from the mist. if using a safety pin this is when you will pant to place the stationary half against the flower and tie it into the ribbon.
for another look you can *when flower is dry* use fabric glue to wrap the end of the flower in the ribbon like a florist does with floral tape
and here is another technique for your flower
dip edges of flower into school glue. i smear some on my work surface and gently rub the flower in it. then sprinkle with glitter.
i hope you are all inspired to make these easy and fun flowers. my little flower and gift bag are going to be a mothers day gift for a friend.
Thank you a bunch, Juliann, for sharing this really cool tutorial with us!