Monday, February 14, 2011

Another Paper Layout and Paper Roses

Goodness me I am on a roll this is another paper layout done today for the monthly challenge on UKScrappers. We had to use a sketch and fabric or fibres
here is the sketch
and my layout using squares of curtain fabric with netting over the top and a fringe of fibre
Rufus and the Penguins

I've also been playing with making paper roses

I thought you might like to know how I made them.
First I cut five 5 petal shapes from thin white card and inked them stroking the pad from the centre out to each petal edge to give a lined effect.

Next spray them with water to soften and scrunch up. Open up slightly and rearrange the petal of the first (inner) one, in a tight circle I then pinned it to help keep its shape whilst drying. The second petal I opened up a little further pinning that one and again for the third. the last two just curl the petal under.

add a little liquid glue to the inner centres and build the rose up.

I also made some with only three layers to make buds these one were slightly smaller to start with
Final touch was some stickles on the edges of the petals


Lizzie said...

Mary those roses are absolutely stunning! Well worth the time and effort. Thank you so much for showing us how you made them. I must look at my flower cutters and see if I have anything suitable!

Lizzie said...

Ooh, sorry... forgot to mention the great scrap page - I got so carried away by the gorgeousness of the roses (I put a link to this post in my blog's News column btw!).

I love the layout - is it a "hybrid" page, as the title looks as if you did it with the computer?

Jimjams said...

Gorgeous roses - they are well worth the effort. Wouldn't they look lovely on a photo frame too.

happysnapper said...

roses would look wonderful on anything; even on my dh in his hair i think!

Sarah said...

These roses are stunning. Thank you for the step by step guide x

sixofone said...

Wow Mary. Fabulous roses. Thank you for the great instruction. Off to try them now

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