Sunday, January 30, 2011

Large Paper Rose Tutorial

This is the finished flower before the chalk and the sparkles.
Super Sunday, it's early in the am and I'm not moving very fast....maybe it's the snow, slowing me down a bit! I am once again sharing my version of Tim Holtz's paper rose, but this time I am using my Big Flower die from Stampin' Up.

I cut out as many flowers out of a 12x12 sheet of paper, I used some old stuff I already had.

There's my pile, I wasn't sure yet how many layers I needed. I bought that paper for 10c a 12x12 sheet at Scrapbookers Paradise, It's good to have on hand for projects like this, so if you mess up, it's not $1.50 paper!

I then used my chalks (I'm all for using what you have on hand) or you can use distress inks, I just haven't bought any because I already have so many other media I can use to tint and colour with.

So this is where the tutorials meet, I cut out the pieces the same as I did for the smaller roses, so that I had 1, 2, 3, 4 and three with 5 petals. Those ended up being all the layers I needed for a full rose

I used a pencil to curl my petals, since this flower is much bigger a skewer was too small. The 1 and 2 petals I curled in wards, the rest out.

I used hot glue to add each layer, I am not patient enough for liquid glues and I like the instant bond too!

This is the back so far, I snip off bit so the rose will be slightly flatter.

I then chalked some more, you can also ink if you like. It gives it more depth and definition and adds dimension.

Then instead of Stickles, I use spray adhesive (instant bond again!!) and some sparkles to give it a beautiful glow.
I love these chunky iridescent sparkles.
So that's it, pretty straight forward. You can always use the other Rose Tutorial for a step by step guide, it's pretty much the same but as you can see this is the size of my hand. I am using it for a "welcome to out home" sign and I will post the finished project when I get it done....

Have a happy sunday,


The Altered Paper said...

love it! Thank You for Sharing!

Sybillinart said...

Great tutorial Thanks for your time! I thought that we need to use a 6 petals flower but you demonstrate that we can do it with a 5 petal very well!... I will try that very soon!

Laura said...

What a great tutorial. Your rose turned out beautiful! I love the sparkles.

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

wow! i love these. great job :)

Amie @ Kitty Cats and Airplanes said...

Beautiful! I'd love to see this a top a beautifully wrapped present!


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