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!

7 comments:

  1. Very nice! These look fun and easy.

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

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

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

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  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

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

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  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 :-)

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