Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fan (aka Medallion) Flower with a twist Tutorial

I saw this tutorial as I was looking for Fabulous Finds this week.  I thought it was a unique, fresh idea and that y'all would enjoy it.  Thanks Ashley for letting us feature it..

1. A thin strip of white cardstock. I use 12in long strips. (You could use a piece of patterned paper but I like to create the color with mists which is why I use white cardstock)
2. Sissors
3. Glue dots (regular size)
4. Mists
5. A flower center

Fold the paper strip into an accordion shape. Basically start to make a regular fan flower.

Instead of gluing the ends of the strip together, place a glue dot on either side to hold the flower shape. I like to put a piece of the glue dot paper on top so I can hold the flower while I am cutting

Cut the paper into tiny strips. Make sure you do not cut all the way to the center.

It should look like this when you are finished

Mist the flower with colors until you are satisfied with it

Take off the glue the glue dot covered paper and add a flower center.
-Created by Ashley


Anonymous said...

cool idea! I have the medallion die, I will have to try this with that and see how it goes!

Thanks for sharing!

Lisa R. said...

Cool! Pretty.

Kristie Maynard said...

Very cool. Love the different look and it's easy too. Love it, thanks for sharing it with us!

Lynn said...

What a great idea!

Carol<>< said...

thanks for sharing

Sandi Cl~ said...

Wow! I love it!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [29 May 06:30am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Lori said...

How creative! Being a "frugal scrapper" myself, I just love ideas like this. I really like how the blue/green flower turned out. It looks like a "water color" effect and is very COOL!