Prima Like Roses

May 23, 2011 at 1:03 pm (Uncategorized)

So I made these cool roses the other week and I’ve had some request on how to make them. So, here goes. First let’s start with a finished product photo to entice you. 🙂 I made the first 5 and my DD made the last one. Two of the ones I made are made with pre-made Primas; that uses a couple different steps.

We are going to make ones like the plaid ones shown above. Supplies needed:

The circles are in 1, 1.25, 1.5, 1.75 and 2″. We will be using 5 circles in 4 sizes. You need two of the smallest or largest circles. The steps will be the same either way. I usually use two of the smaller, but have done it the other way also and they both look good. 🙂 Let’s see, you will also need Glimmer Mist (my choice) or a spray bottle of water, ink (optional, I didn’t use it one these ones), scissors, needle nose pliers, a pencil, fast drying liquid glue and Stickles or loose glitter. Also, a couple 5 petal flatish flowers would be helpful.

Lightly mist your circles with mist or water on both sides. This makes the paper pliable and easier to work with when shaping. While waiting for them to dry mark circles in fifths(every 72 degrees, I used a pre-made flower to make my marks the first dozen times or so). Using your marks as a guide cut your circles into  5 petal flowers. Don’t worry about your small pencil marks, they won’t show. If you want to ink the edges, do it now.

Your circles/flowers should look something like this. Bend the petals back and forth (once in each direction works). Now get out your handy dandy pliers and curl the petals of your flowers. This step will need to be done rather quickly, as dry paper is more difficult to shape.

Do the 3 largest one this way. This is the under side of one. Do the 2 smallest with the curls going in opposite directions; one under, one over.

This is a small flower. Next you will want to shape this into a rough cone shape. I put a tiny amount of glue along the edge that is curled in and attach it to the petal next to it, about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way to the far side of it. Clear as mud? This leaves you some room to adjust the petals later on and make them more bud like. Next you will do the same thing with the second smallest flower but don’t glue the petals so far over, only about 1/4 of the way. Set these aside to allow the glue to set. Next take the two largest flowers and glue them together making sure to put the petals of one flower in between the petals of the other. Also, keep them centered, or your rose will be wonky.

Now add the third flower to the bottom two, following the same directions. You should have a set of flowers/petals like this:

Still with me? See the one in the bottom right? I some times do that one a little tighter and make the third layer look like that. Just makes it a little different. Next step, apply a little glue to the bottom of your bud and center it into the second layer, off setting the petals.

Set aside for a moment to dry. Go get your self a glass of wine; the hard part is over. 😉 When that’s dry add it to your bottom layers, centering and off setting as before. Use your pliers and adjust the petals to your liking.

I held it together this way for only a moment. Ididn’t wan t my pliers to be stuck there. Let it dry completely. When dry add Stickles, I used my finger to apply the Stickles and get a “more natural” dewy look. Not that glitter on flowers every really looks natural. 😛 I also added a dollop of Glossy Accents to the center because I had left it more open than I had intended.

The finished product:

Set aside and allow to dry for several hours. When dry add a glue dot and attach to project of your choice. 🙂 Hope you enjoyed this and that I did not confuse the heck out of you.


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May 4, 2011 at 6:53 pm (Uncategorized)

It’s only Wednesday and it’s already been a long week. 😛  Not because of anything that’s happened. It’s just dragging, that’s all.  Let’s see what have I been up to lately? Not a whole heck of a lot. Taught a class last night. That’s class #4! I don’t even get nervous any more. 🙂 I’m going to show off some of my more recent work here before cropping it and sharing it on the sites I scrap with. 🙂

This was the last class I did, but not last night’s. I love how this turned out! The ladies who took this class really enjoyed it. 🙂

Two of my nephews. Don’t they just remind you of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn? Yup, I bet they cause just about as much mischief too. lol Gotta love them.

Alliteration. V – The very vicious vampire played the violin, very badly. 😛 I love this LO. I’ve been playing with the idea of using one of these chipboard album letters on a LO but it just wasn’t gelling in my mind. Then we got this gorgeous line of paper in and it all just fell together.

Got time for one more? This one may become my all time favourite. I still need a photo for it but I’m wearing purple in the one I want to use so I need to edit it first.

You can’t read the journaling on her but it’s about going back in time and what I would do differently or like to change. Mostly it’s about missing my Papere and Grandpa who both passed away when I was young. This LO is even nicer in real life. While looking for this one I found a picture of the stationery box we made in class last night.

Okay, it’s not exactly like the one we made. The store is out of this paper and we didn’t make Christmas cards and tags to go in it. 😛 But you get the idea. 🙂


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