Here's what I'm going to do...I'm going to hold a flower naming contest from now on...and the winner will receive some of my handmade flowers...and maybe if I really like the name...I'll throw in a bling design too!! Just leave me a comment with your idea for a name and I'll pick a winner one week from today (if I had more responses...I'd probably pick a winner sooner...so we'll see how this first one goes.)
The 1" will be the bud, I like to punch half a hole out of the tips and then ink them. This creates a nice texture for the bud.
Tip: I will make sure that one side of each petal is on the outside of the next petal before rolling to give it a nice finished look.
The 2nd layer, I curl the left side of each petal inward and the right side outward. Place glue on the left inward curl and in the center, then place the small bud inside and wrap it around and hold in place.
Tip: You may want to wait and curl the right side back until after you have glue it around the bud. You can use tweezers to pull it down, but its easier that way to get it to stay around the bud.
The last 2 layers (or if you are just making a rosebud, the last 3), curl the tips of the petals back, press down into the center with stylus to draw the petals up. Place a tiny bit of glue on the inside of each petal and the center, then layer under the bud alternating the petals.
Another reason I love the Aleene's tacky glue is that it dries clear!!
Spritz lightly with water. Hold the back of the petal on your thumb and press the tip of the petal over the end of your thumb for the curled back effect.
Then, press your finger or the small end of a paintbrush into the front center of the petal, and from the backside, pinch the petal around the paintbrush.
You can press into the base of the flower to draw the petals up.
Use your heat gun to dry the flower.
Glue the 2" layers together alternating petals, then glue the bud into the center. Here is the final flower.
These are the Prima flowers that I got the inspiration from to make these flowers.
Make the bud the same as you did above.
On the 6 petal flowers, cut between the petals a bit if they are like this. Follow the steps above. The only difference with these is that after I shaped it, I pressed into the base of each petal to draw it up and cause it to overlap the next petal.
This is the finished flower using the 6 petal flowers.
On the bottom pink one, I did the bud a bit differently. Instead of curling the petals backward, I used a mousepad and stylus to gently crinkle the backsides of the petals, then layered and glued them.
OK...that's my latest tutorial! Now...name my flowers!! Thanks for looking and have a great day!!