Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Flower Tutorials!

A co-worker asked me to decorate an album cover for her that she needed for some birthday profiles she wanted displayed at work.  She wanted to use a basic standard sized notebook for the shell.  I decided after I purchased the notebook that it needed to be covered in something a little more durable than paper since I wasn't sure how much it would be handled.  I bought some duck cloth at my hobby store which has a canvas like quality, and covered the outside of the notebook with that and covered the interior with a heavy weight paper.  I didn't take any photos of the inside, but I did make sure all of the vinyl covering of the notebook was thoroughly covered.  I used some inks to age the outside of the canvas and then created flowers for the cover. 

I have demonstrated the mini paper roses previously at this link.  I also bought the Maya Road chipboard butterfly at Paper Patch Crafts.  You can buy a package of these here.  I covered the butterfly in coordinating paper, added some gems for the body and wire to finish it off.


Below are some videos on how I made the large Ruffled Rose and also the ribbon roses.  I hope you enjoy and try your hand at making these too!

7 comments:

Teese's Scraps said...

these are amazing. ty for sharing ur techniques with us. u rock

katschriber said...

well, i can't make the roses because of my arthritis...but the crumpled flowers i can make...i am shopping this week at joannes and will be looking for this synthetic satin. thank you so much for this wonderful video....i love these and will be making them to put on my purses i make.

kat

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Thanks for sharing your techniques

Scrapbooking for Fun said...

Loved the tutorial!! Thank-you Shelley!!!

Denise said...

I LOVE making flowers. I can not wait until I make some of these. Thank you so much for sharing.

dendearmas@aol.com

Blossom inch said...

absolutely gorgeous album you have here...stunning details!

Craft Fairy said...

Wonderful tutorial. I've pinned you on Pinterset.
Yvonne