Sunday, April 12, 2009

Heritage Flower Tutorial

Learn how to make this beautiful flower I call the Heritage Flower. The steps are easy, you probably have all the supplies on hand, and you can make any size you would like. Perfect for your Scrapbook layouts as well as projects. You could use any paper, sheet music, old book paper, and newsprint looks fabulous. I hope you enjoy making these. I was so excited in learning too!!
Here is your simple list of supplies...Paper of your choice. I used music paper for mine, ink, scissors, stapler, a pencil, and glue dots.
Draw a 5 petal flower. 4 large and 4 smaller. Do not worry about making you petals perfect, the more random it is the better the outcome of your flower. The beauty of these flowers is there "worn" charm. Dont aim for perfection!! If you stack your paper 4 layers, you can cut them all at once.


Cut out all of your flower layers. You should have 4 large and 4 small. You could use more or less depending on how full you want your flowers. For demonstration purposes I will be using the 4 large and 4 small.
Ink the edges of your flower layer.


Now ink all of your flower layers.
Cut random shaped leaves and ink them in green. Set aside.
Fold the flower in half, ink sides together and staple the bottom center.

Get them all folded in half and stapled. 4 large, 3 small. The one circled is the 4th small flower layer that is "quartered" and stapled along the folded edge.
Open up the flower layer.
Dont be afraid to wrinkle up the flower!! Then straighten it out. and maybe curve the petals outward rolling it around a thin paintbrush.
You now have a completed flower layer. Now go finish the rest of them!!
Place glue dots in the middle of each petal and start stacking and staggering them 4 large on bottom, 3 small on top, and the quartered small one last on top.
This your finished flower, You can ruffle up the petals to give it more dimension.
Add the leaves in any position you choose, just glue them in between the flower petals.

4 comments:

Vanessa said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I really like the look of those flowers!

Lynn B said...

tfs Lisa! They look fantastic!

Karen Lee said...

WOW Lisa!!! I can't wait to try and make one of these flowers! They are awesome. I left you something over on my blog if you want to go pick it up.

hugs, Karen Lee

Karen Lee said...

Hi Lisa....its me again! I just made one of your flowers and it turned out really cute for my first try!! Your instructions are fabulous! I don't know if you know this or not, but if you click on your dashboard, then click on settings, then click on formatting you will be able to show more posts on your first page. So you will be able to get your whole tutorial on the first page.
hugs, Karen Lee