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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Paper Roses

No, not the song...although now the song is probably stuck in your head...sorry ;0)

I received a link to make Paper Roses using the Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die  (page 221)  with the Big Shot machine. The tutorial is available for FREE from Lynn Pratt's blog.

 A little secret here, if you cut only one wavy trim, place it on a soft surface (I used a towel folded several times) using the rounded end of your bone folder rub the paper over and over (with enough pressure) it will break down the fibres and if you gently start at one end you can separate the paper in two.

Why do all that?
Once separated the inside of both pieces of paper have a velvety finish, just like a rose petal and the paper is softer to work with and manipulate. (notice the red rose in the second picture, I even curled the edge) Once separated I sponged along both velvety edges of both trims to give the flower different shades of colour. When brading the trims make sure the soft side is facing you (that will put the velvety side on the outside).

If you rip the trim while trying to separate it, don't despair, you can use the smaller trim to make a rose bud (see the yellow one above).

Give them a try and let me know how you enjoyed making them. My goal is to make myself a full dozen.

Thanks for stopping by,


1 comment:

  1. These are beautiful Louise!!! I will have to try them :)