Hello again! Today I would like to share a new flower tutorial I created. These flowers were inspired by a gardenia. I adore gardenias and their sweet smell. I did my best to replicate them and hope you enjoy this tutorial.
- (3) Medium flower cutouts
- (4) Small flower cutouts
(I used Tim Holtz's Tattered Florals die, but you can use any punch or die.)
- Quick-drying glue
- Ink pad
- Wooden skewer
- Scissors (not shown)
STEP 1: Ink the edges of each flower layer. If any of your cutouts do not have a space between the petals, cut a slit between each petal using a scissor. I cut a slit between the petals of Layers 1-3 (the medium-sized layers shown on top).
STEP 2: Using a wooden skewer, curl back both the right and left sides of each petal of your (3) medium-sized cutouts (Layers 1-3).
STEP 3: Gently unravel the petals with your fingers. Do not completely flatten them. Leave them slightly curled.
STEP 4: Take the first small cutout (Layer 4) and curl each petal from side to side as shown.
STEP 5: Apply a dab of glue in the center of Layer 4 and on each petal.
STEP 6: Fold up all of the petals of Layer 4 and hold for a moment until dry.
STEP 7: Take Layer 5 and repeat the same process. Curl the petals from side to side and apply a dab of glue in the center of the layer and on each petal.
STEP 8: Place Layer 4 inside of Layer 5.
STEP 9: Fold up the petals of Layer 5 (keeping Layer 4 inside).
STEP 10: Take Layer 6 and curl the petals from side to side again. Place your flower bud (Layers 4 & 5) on top of Layer 6 but DO NOT fold up the petals of Layer 6 as we had previously done. You have just created your flower center.
STEP 11: Take your final layer (Layer 7) and gently curl back the sides of each petal.
STEP 12: Time to assemble your flower! Take Layer 1 and apply a dab of glue in the center. Adhere Layer 2 to Layer 1 and offset the petals.
STEP 13: Adhere Layer 3 in the same manner and remember to offset the petals. If your petals are still too puffy, gently flatten the layers using your fingers.
STEP 14: Adhere Layer 7 to Layer 3.
STEP 15: Adhere the flower center that we created in Step 10 to the top of your flower.