Yesterday’s blog post shared a different version of the Starburst Flower from a week or so ago. You also had a little sneak peek of other flowers I have been experimenting with.
In the lower right corner, you see a satin ribbon rose… this one is very, very easy to create, and a bit different from my Ribbon Rosette shown in THIS Tutorial from My Creative Mess. Instead of sewing a spider web to weave the ribbon, it’s merely twisted and rolled around a center knot. There’s a terrific tutorial on the web already for this technique, you can find it HERE.
I made mine a bit differently… if you watch the tutorial, you will see her use a hot glue gun to secure the ribbon twists. I always burn my fingers with the hot glue gun and get strings all over the place, LOL…
Today’s tips for paper crafters:
- Instead of a hot glue gun, I used Mini Glue dots!! They work just as well, and you don’t stand a chance of burning your fingers!
Another flower shown was a newsprint rose or paper flower. That one was made using a fabulous and easy to follow tutorial from Chez Moi. It took me a couple times to make this flower… I kept wanting to tighten it more, but the soft and open look is really better. I do have one tip to add to the tutorial, LOL… and this is really funny because I kept starting with the wrong end of the newsprint!!
- After viewing the tutorial from Le Blog Chez Moi, be sure to begin rolling your rose using the narrowest end (outside edge) of the newsprint. Once you’ve rolled the rose, the center kind of circle shape is what you’ll use to secure and hold the rose in place!
Tomorrow I’ll share the pleated satin ribbon rose technique… I came up with that one myself, so I need to take a few more photos!
Update on our cat… he’s feeling a bit better thanks to a few cc’s of pedialyte!! Got to keep them hydrated when they’re sick! At least he’s talking, jumping and eating now!
I look forward to reading your comments!