Friday, May 20, 2011

Fan Flowers with a Twist Tutorial

This a tutorial for the flowers that are on my '4 Generations' LO. I was inspired by some Prima flowers that can be seen here, but I did not have any at my local craft stores and I was too impatient to wait for them from So I tried to make my own and I really like how they came out.

To start with you will need
1. A thin strip of white cardstock. I use 12in long strips. (You could use a piece of patterned paper but I like to create the color with mists which is why I use white cardstock)
2. Sissors
3. Glue dots (regular size)
4. Mists
5. A flower center

Step 1
Fold the paper strip into an accordion shape. Basically start to make a regular fan flower.

Step 2
Instead of gluing the ends of the strip together, place a glue dot on either side to hold the flower shape. I like to put a piece of the glue dot paper on top so I can hold the flower while I am cutting

Step 3
Cut the paper into tiny strips. Make sure you do not cut all the way to the center.
It should look like this when you are finished cutting.

Step 4
Mist flower with selected colors until you are happy with how it looks.

Step 5
Take off glue dot paper cover and put on the flower center. There you have your finished flower!

I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial!

4 Generations

I was asked by my father to make them a scrapbook album of their trip to California for my niece's baptism. This is the 1st page that I have made so far. It is called '4 Generations' and features a photo of my older sister, mom, my baby niece, and my grandmother.
This was made with the May Scraps of Darkness kit which I love so so much! I made the flowers myself. Honestly this page came about very quickly. I think because it has been floating in my head for so long. I have to honestly say that I have not had a page come together so easily in a while. Here are some closeups

This was my first time using gesso as well. I have now decided that I love it. I also created this for the ARTastic Challenge for May which can be found here. I worked #s 1 and 3 into my page for extra points.

I will have the tutorial for the flowers up in a little bit! TFL!!


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