March 9, 2010

Tuesday's Tips & Techniques: Tissue Paper Flowers



 Tissue paper flowers are super easy to make and super nice to the budget too! I started by using my scalloped circle Spellbinders to cut out a variety of sizes of circles. However, these flowers look FANTASTIC when the circles are cut by hand and not perfectly in a circle, kwim?!? 
Yes, I did emboss some of my circles here. I was just playing with a new embossing folder. 
 Next, I sprayed my papers with a bit of Glimmer Mist. I do this for a couple reasons...it give a nice bit of added color and thus depth to the finished flower AND it helps to mold them into shape.
This is the fun part! Mold them into shape by squishing them into little balls. Yes, really! Once they have dried a bit {you don't have to wait until they are totally dry} flatten them out enough so that you can layer them on top of each other. Be careful with damp tissue paper, it rips easily.
I like to staple mine in the middle, it's quick and easy and doesn't show in the end anyway. Then scrunch them into a flower shape. This is where you can decide how full you want your flowers. 
I use a bit more Glimmer Mist at the end. This really sets the shape. If you don't have Glimmer Mist or don't want to use it, I bet water works just as well!!!
 Ta-Da!


 Happy Creating!
Kristie

4 comments:

Tara on March 9, 2010 at 2:12 PM said...

Thanks Krisite, great tutorial as always. Loving those tissue paper flowers, they look great.

Bev on March 9, 2010 at 8:29 PM said...

Very nice flowers.. great job with samples. Really great on the layout.

Suzanne on March 9, 2010 at 11:23 PM said...

Very cool, TFS! :-)

Tammy on March 10, 2010 at 5:56 AM said...

Sooooo cute! Thanks for sharing!

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