Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Make a Ribbon Flower

Make a Ribbon Flower
Judy Cantrell



Dye-based paint






Die cut or flower punch

Rubber Stamps

Archival Black Ink

 [Check OWSE for supplies]


  1. Cut six pieces of ribbon 5 ½” long. (14cm)
  2. Place the strips in a box lined with newspaper.
  3. Spray with a dye based paint.
  4. Add another layer of paint; this can be a coordinating color.
  5. Once dry repeat the back side of ribbon.
  6. After the second spray has dried stamp a pattern on the top side of ribbon using an archival ink.
  1.  Stack three strips in a six piece pie shape.
  2.  Starting at the bottom strip fold each piece to the center, secure with adhesive or glue dot. This is the first part of the flower.
  3. Take the second three strips, fold as the first flower.
    10.Stack the two flowers together by staggering the petals.
       Punch a hole  using a punch or Crop-A-Dile.  Secure with a brad.
   11. Use a circle flower punch with an old dictionary or stamp
       an image on flower circle using archival black ink.
    12. Apply the circle punched flower to the center of flower.
    13.   As a final step:
        apply a glue dot to center and then apply bling or stone to center.

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  1. DO you have a picture to add to the tutorial. I am a visual person LOL

  2. I would really appreciate seeing the final craft project too. I am another visual person. TIA


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