Monday, June 6, 2011

Frosted Pion Flowers

I created a new handmade flower to complement the romantic Pion Design style papers I am working with. What I like about these is that you don't necessarily need to own a paper punch or die cutting machine to create them and they do not get damaged in a scrapbook.

Supplies you will need:
- Three same sized 3-petal flower shapes. I used the Marvy Uchida "Pansy" punch (2-inch)... but see next step if you do not have a punch or die cut like this.
- Water to mist
- Paint: Snow Writer (DecoArt brand), dimensional paint (like Liquid Pearls) or fabric puff paint. A heat gun is required if using fabric paint to make puffy. I used Snow Writer on mine because I love the thick texture (and it is acid-free).
- A decorative centre (mini rose, button, large brad etc.)
- A rounded tip object like a marker or thick pen
- A foam mat (like a computer mouse pad)
- Some liquid glue of choice

If you do not have a 3-petal flower punch or want a different flower size, then use a circle and draw the shape and cut it. As shown below, it is very easy to get a similar shape to my pink punched flower. The pink Tulip Bud paper from Pion Design's Fairytale of Spring collection is featured in this tutorial.

Step 1: Mist your 3 flowers with water and pleat fold your petals (like an accordion).

Step 2: With your rounded pen, press into the middle into a foam mat to form a cup shape. Let completely dry.

Step 3: Once dry, pull the petals open and frost the edges with your paint and let dry.

Step 4: Glue your 3 layers together and while the glue is still wet press entire flower into the foam mat to raise the petals. Let glue completely dry.

Step 5: Add a decorative center. You can also add ink to the painted edges for rustic layouts. I did not for this tutorial.

Five easy steps and you're done! BTW - the custom blue resin button was made by my friend Ivana Camdzic.

Thanks for stopping by. As always, I am more than happy to share how I make my flowers but should you make them yourself and post online, please give credit where due (as these tutorials do take a fair bit of time to produce). TFL!


  1. Very nice! These look fun and easy.

  2. Very very pretty. I'm going to try that. Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. Love those flowers and will be trying my hand at making some.

  4. fabulous flowers.. Like like like it!
    thank you very much

  5. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [07 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  6. These are lovely Vicky! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial with us.

  7. What a great tutorial! I love flowers and paper and these look awesome - and I have some snow writer left over from some Christmas projects! Thank YOU! Hugs, antonella :-)