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

6 comments:

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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