Saturday, July 16, 2011
CHERRY BLOSSOM TUTORIAL
I found a tutorial for cherry blossoms in a book I have to make paper flowers. Then Rae pointed us towards a store that was selling the punches I needed. (Thanks a bunch Rae!!) Tracey may still have a few more sets in her STORE!! And she ships quickly!! So what to my punch wondering eyes did I see?? The whole set for the price of just 1 punch!! So here are my step by step instructions to make these gorgeous little Cherry Blossoms. They are about the size of a nickel. Great for fillers and vines.
Punch Bunch Small Blossom
Punch Bunch Small Splat
Punch Bunch Small Sunflower
Punch Bunch Mini Sun
McGill Molding Mat
McGill Tool kit
Quick Dry Glue
Punch 2 blossoms, 1 splat, 1 sun and 1 sunflower.
Make cuts between each petal of blossoms as shown. Do not cut to the middle.
Color the tips of the sunflower and then cut each petal in half.
Using a small ball tool, use a circular motion to soften and curve the flower.
Do this to the splat piece as well.
Do this to the sunflower as well. Then pinch bottom to make a tight cup shape.
Adhere both blossom layers together staggering petals.
Adhere the splat piece on top.
Adhere the small sun onto the top of your flower piece.
Glue your cupped sunflower over the sun in the middle of flower.
here are a bunch of the cherry blossoms.
I wrapped pipe cleaners with brown floral tape and created a vine similar to that of a cherry blossom branch. I just Googled images for an idea for the shape. Then I just clustered the flowers onto the branch to create my Cherry blossom Blooming branch. This flower was very easy to do. Hope you enjoyed another flower tutorial.
note: The smaller flowers were made with extra sunflowers and suns that I punched out.I just layered 2 of each. They are tiny but oh so cute!