October 22, 2011 at 11:38 am #3689
I have been getting a lot of emails from my blog of people asking for this tutorial. Here is the easy, peasy, lemon squeezie Shabby Wild Sunflower tutorial
Spellbinders Sunflower Set 2
Die cutting machine (I used my Cuttlebug)
Thin paint brush or stylus
2-sided paper (the contrasting colors is the key to this flower)
***For the big flower: Cut 3 of the large flower and two small flowers – cut 1 1/4 inch circle
***For the small flower: Cut 3 of the small flower
Place glue on the circle and then glue it to the bottom of one of the large flowers. **Tip: Choose which side of the paper you want for your flower center and stack your petals accordingly.
Glue the other remaining flowers on top. You should have 2 more large flowers and 2 small flowers. Glue them so that the petals off-set.
Once the glue dries, start curling the petals beginning with the the smaller flowers on top. There is no real rhyme or reason to this. The object is to break down the paper fiber so that the paper bends more easily.
I like to bend the petals so that the center flowers curl in. This is really important for the very top flower. The remaining petals get bent and curled in all directions. This is shabby wild sunflower, the petals aren't supposed to be perfectly curled and lay just so.
Here is a picture of the smaller flower. I curl the very top flower inward and then begin folding and curling the bottom petals in the opposite direction. Again, this just primes the paper so that it is easier to bend. The petals don't have to stay looking like this if you don't want them to.
Take the very top flower and begin folding down the petals. Fold them one at a time and then press and hold them down so that the paper mostly remains laying down. This will expose the contrasting color for your flower center. Fluff and do your final petal curling. I don't glue down the center of the flower because I want it to look like it is opening up.
I hope this is easy to follow. If you have any questions let me know.October 22, 2011 at 11:56 am #140875
ohhh these are so beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial Lisa!!!!!!!October 22, 2011 at 12:50 pm #140876October 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm #140877October 22, 2011 at 2:35 pm #140878October 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm #140879October 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm #140874October 22, 2011 at 10:22 pm #140880
Love this Lisa. da it, had this die in my hand and put it back and got a different one.October 23, 2011 at 3:00 am #140881
Love this flower…can't wait to try it, but don't think I have this die! Will have to get creative!October 23, 2011 at 2:06 pm #140882
I have the die!!!! I have the die!!!!
Lisa, this is a mooooost do; thanks so much for the awesome tute, that flower is gorgeous!!!!October 23, 2011 at 3:47 pm #140883October 23, 2011 at 5:13 pm #140884
Lisa do you think I could use the Timmy tattered floral die to make the large flower? Only until I get this die of course.October 23, 2011 at 5:41 pm #140885
Go for it! I bet it will look lovely! It will end up being bigger than these ones, but just as pretty. 🙂October 23, 2011 at 7:12 pm #140886October 23, 2011 at 7:39 pm #140887
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