Cor blimey, I go away for a few minutes and come back to a post I started a couple of days ago and... it has changed!!! What has Mr Blogger done??? He has gone and changed the layout... which confuses the chuff out of me... here's hoping that this will post properly... and on time!!! Right, on with today's tutorial. This one has come about because of all the wonderful comments I have received about the Grungepaper roses I have been making recently. Now, you know I LOVE Studio 490 and I LOVE making roses... so, as soon as I copped sight of this new flower, I knew instantly that a rose had to be made. This one is perfectly designed to make roses with a bit of a special something because it has ruffled edges and is printed in the middle... so when the roses are assembled they take on the look similar to a carnation. Below is a step by step picture tut along with a list of ingredients and written instructions too. I hope that you enjoy this latest Show & Hels... on with the tut!!
Studio 490 Accents For Art (LCS078)
Strong Wet Glue (I use Cosmic Shimmer Glue)
Stamp the six petal flower three times onto the "furry" side of Grungepaper and cut them out.
Colour both sides of the flowers using Distress Ink and a blending tool/Cut & Dry Foam. Remember to really work the foam into the fibres of the Grunge.
Flower 1 ~ Cut up in between two petals into the middle of the flower. Cut out a circle around this cut, this will make assemblage a lot easier.
Flower 2 ~ Cut out one petal from the flower, again cutting out a circle from the centre (as shown)
Flower 3 ~ Cut out two petals from the flower and again cut a circle from the centre (as shown) You will now have 5 pieces of Grungepaper.
Flower 1 ~ Snip off the top of the petal that will be underneath when glued. Bring one petal over the top of this tab, add glue and secure with a clip. Set aside to dry. Repeat Step 5 for Flower 2 and Flower 3.
Take the two petals and snip off the pointy bit - you don't need this... it is...ahem... pointless (grrroan) Use your thumb and finger to curl the petal back, rolling the Grunge - the heat from your fingers will help the Grunge to curl. I do this because when you come to assemble the rose, the Grunge will remember it has been stretched that way already. To glue this layer, bring the two edges of the petals together, glue and secure with a clip.
Curl the single petal around on itself and leave a little bit of the top of the petal to curl outwards, glue and secure with a clip.
When you come to assemble the layers, a handy tip for you to remember is assemble the rose from the bottom layer up, so 4 petal will go into 5 petal, 3 petal will go into 4 petal... then to avoid jiggling the glued layers, pop the centre petal into the 2 petal layer and you will see that the bottom of the centre petal will poke out of the bottom of the 2 petal layer... snip the excess off, this will make this final layer sit snuggly into the half assembled rose.
shame there isn't a tutorial on this new system!
Thanks for looking... have a FAB day... I am excited cos I am at The Stamp Attic this weekend... today is an Altered Book class... and tomorrow is all about ink and tags... fun! Oooh, and... a new Sunday Stamper theme tomorrow too.... Right, I am really offski this time... TTFN!!