Over the Holiday, I bought way too many tissue wrapping paper ... what to do with those left over tissue wrapping paper? ... make paper flowers of course! I make just about all the flowers on my card (except the super tiny Prima roses) so this is just the perfect "after the holiday project". It's easy to make and I suggest making a lot when you sit down to make them. I can't wait to use them on my project and including them in gift packages for my friends. I hope you like this tutorial enough to give it a try.
I made a variety of them, stamped petals, super crinkled, and some with just watercolor. I love them all and I think you will too.
- Tissue Wrapping Paper
- Flower Die Cut
- Heat Gun
- Hot Glue Gun
Fold the tissue wrapping paper so that you will get 3 cut from each flower die.
Run the die through the machine.
Separate the cute flower and place each on the craft mat as shown.
Brush each flower with water.
Add colors by brushing on some watercolor mixture.
Dab off any extra water with a paper towel.
Use the heat gun on the flower, you will see the tissue paper starting to change color and form unique crinkles.
Add a tiny amount of hot glue to the center of the flower and pinch the small flowers together (one flower at a time).
Do the same to the bigger flower and hot glue the two together.
You can crinkle the tissue paper for a fuller look.
And you are done! The water coloring is a bit messy, but that the fun part. You get see how the color spread and change colors on the tissue paper. I can't get enough of it, I might have to make some more tomorrow!
If you don't have watercolor, you can use Distress Ink or anything water-base.
Thanks for stopping by today, I'll see you shortly. Have a great weekend.