Last night I met with friends to share some techniques and make some art, and without pre-planning, we all brought flower projects. Heidi showed us how to make some floral embellishments (I'm thinking they'll make great pins) made from twisting and rolling strips of fabric....just like the old fashioned rag rugs. Instead of sewing, though, we used a glue gun. Check these out (the first two are mine, the rest are pieces Heidi made for me as a gift
The great thing about this project, is you can use up some ugly fabric, because after all the rolling and gluing, we sprayed the flowers with Glimmer Mist, which totally transformed them. Then we embellished them with leaves, feathers, and assorted other bling.
I was watching this week's Taco Tuesday video on making metal flowers and was inspired to bring this project:
It couldn't be easier. Strips of Ten Seconds Studio metal are loosely folded, accordian style, and manipulated to form a flower shape. A bottle cap is glued to the center. Using a 1" circle punch, cut some paper for the inside and then cover it with a layer of Glossy Accents. Add a pin back for a brooch, or a magnet to dress up the refrigerator, or use it to decorate a special gift package.
And now for a sneak peek of the upcoming Technique Tuesday for the PID blog. No directions yet. You'll have to visit that blog this week for that. But all these flowers are made from circles cut from a variety of papers.
Like I said, flowers are everywhere.