Hi Guys got a little make for you today that is just perfect for using up those little bits of paper so that you can have an excuse to buy lots of new paper of course! Which is lucky because Elaine has been adding some lovely new papers to Quixotic Paperie!
I’ve used the Fancy Pants Rusted Sun paper for the flower and leaves and added a button and some embroidery thread to finish the flower.
I’ve had a request to show how I make this little circle flower, they are one of my favourites so you will see them a lot on my blog from time to time! So if you haven’t made one of these before here is a very quick how to:
You will need:
Patterned paper, embossing tool and mat and something to make circles with such as a template or your nesties or you can use bottles to draw around if you don’t have anything else.
Cut out three circles from the patterned paper and have them decreasing in size so that they fit inside one another. The cutting doesn’t have to be perfect as you can distress the edges (I’ve used my favourite paper distressor a seam ripper/ unpicker).
Using a foam mat as support, mould the circles into shallow bowl shapes by rubbing the large end of an embossing tool in the centre of the circle and working in circles move out to the edges. You will have to vary the pressure depending on the thickness of your paper. If your paper is thin then only use slight pressure.
Cut a couple for leaf shapes, distress the edges and mould just as before. I stick mine together with silicone glue but you can use tapes or other glues just as easily.
There you go, a little circle flower.
Hope you have a Saturday full of flowers.