Friday, November 7, 2008

Spiral Flower

I just love creating this flower. It's so fast and easy and gives so much dimensions to your project.

Here are the steps.
1) Get a pattern paper and turn it over on it's back and draw a spiral. You don't have to be perfect. Just draw it free hand.

2) Then tear your pattern paper following the spiral and use the pinching technique to pinch around the spiral to create more dimension. Turn it over and ink it's edges with distress ink. Tighten the spiral flower by twirling it. (Tip: do not bother about perfection here) To twirl it, first you stick the center of the spiral down to your project first. Then slowly twirl the spiral outward slightly overlapping each layer. When you're at the end of the spiral, just tuck the end underneath flower and stick it down. Embellish the center of the flower using a brad, chipboard etc and use some sticklers or liquid pearls to embellish the layers of the flower.
I could not share the completed project just yet as it's for a guest designing assignment. So keep an eye for it in my future posts.

17 comments:

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

very clever!! I have bought me a book to learn how to make flowers with ribbons... I am having me some fun too!! :)

Amy Solovay said...

Very creative! Thanks for sharing. :)

Mommy2Liam said...

Thanks for sharing! I can't wait to try this!

carobalou said...

très bonne idée, j'y avais pas pensé mais c'est génial..; merci

Alejandra said...

hi!! i love your work it has a bohemian style i like.
thanks for the tutorial, it's so nice.

Penny B. said...

Fantastic technique!!

Kiki K said...

lovely, clever, fabulous :-)
thank you!!!

Lydia said...

Im so going to try this one today!

Jocelyn said...

So pretty, thanks for the idea!!!

Just a little bit Crafty said...

What an easy and fab way to make that special flower. Thanks for sharing, I will be giving it a go.

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

hey everyone, Irene Tan in on CK magazine!!! yeah!!! Good job!! beautiful card, Irene!!! She is a Fresh Face on the December's issue. :)

Luiza said...

Thank you so much, I always wanted to know how to make this spiral flower. Your are awesome! i will give it a try!

Karina said...

Very nice. Will try this too ; )

Scrapper Mom said...

Great technique.

Nanou said...

thanks ! super!
Nanou from France

Laura Izola said...

So cute...I'll try too.TKS!!!!

preci28 said...

Irene--you are so talented! Awesome idea!!!

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