I always try to do a flower tutorial for each Swirlydoos kit that comes out, and with the debut of the yet to be seen August kit, here is the new flower tutorial. Totally inspired by Prima's Camelot flowers, I developed these using 2 simple punches. 2 sizes of the Retro Punch. Hope you enjoy making these as I had. They are simple.
Large Retro punch or 5-6 petal punch
Small Retro punch or 5-6 petal punch
leaf punch in proportion to your flowrs
Thin handle paintbrush or wood skewer stick
Adhesive of your choice
water spray bottle
Punch 2-3 flowers from the large punch and give them a quick spritz of water. do not soak.
Using the thin handle of the paintbrush, curl the edges of one side of the petals. You can also scrunch the flower slightly to give it texture before you curl the petals. Let dry.
Glue one flower layer over the other, staggering the petals.
Using your favorite tiny rose tutorial make a small rose for the middle of the flower. I used 2 flower layers for the tight middle, and 2 more layers for the outside curled petals.
Your small rose should fit nice and snug in the larger flower.
Ink your flower edges.
Glue your rose onto your flower layers.
Punch out or hand cut 4 leaves for each flower.
Fold and sharply crease the leaves right sides together.
Using your skewer or paintbrush handle, roll your leaves around it tightly.
Now fold back the leaves the opposite way and pinch the underside (wrong) side at the top part of the leave to give it dimension.
Glue 2 leaves together at the base staggering slightly.
Glue the leaf clusters to the underside of the flower in any way you like. I did opposite ends in this tute. Make sure you like how much is showing on the right side of the flower.
Your flowers are done...Show me what you can do!!