A while back, I created embellished flowers for the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group Altered Faux Roses Swap. Today, I decided to try the same technique with a Magnolia silk flower. These flowers are easy to create. Once you make one, you'll want to make more.
Here's the easy tutorial:
- Silk flower of your choice
- Decorative tissue paper
- Crafter's Pick The Ultimate glue
- Oil pastel (or pigment ink pad) in complementary color
- Cut out tissue paper that is large enough to cover each petal. Cover all the petals or just the outer petals. (You can cut the excess paper off later).
- Glue tissue paper to the petals. Crafter's Pick adheres more easily to the silk petals, and tissue paper, than ordinary craft glue.
- When the tissue paper is dry, carefully cut around the petals, using small scissors.
- Distress the petal edges with an oil pastel or a pigment ink pad.
- Cover the stamen, in the center of the flower, with Crafter's Pick.
- Dip the glue-covered stamen in glitter.