Saturday, September 15, 2012

Transparency Flowers

Practical Scrapper Charity here today to show you a quick way
to make flowers that really stand out.
Begin with a patterned piece of transparency. (I choose left over transparencies
made by 7-Gypsies for an ATC holder.)
Punch circle and flower shapes of varying sizes from the transparency.
Punch alternate pieces for layering the flowers from cardstock.
Stack flower pieces and pierce center for brad placement.
Disassemble and mist cardstock to make it more pliable.
Insert brad into flower pieces, then grasp brad from the underside using pliers or tweezers. Using heating tool heat flower from back for a few seconds. The transparency will heat up quickly and become EXTREMELY pliable. Curve edges toward the center. The transperency will cool and harden just as quickly so be prepared to continue the process.
Alternate heating from the front and back.
Repeat until the flower is the desired shape.  
For a simpler flower, punch flowers from contrasting pieces of transparency.
Pierce and layer onto brad. Heat and curve toward center as in above process.
These flowers make excellent use of scraps
and add a novel effect to any project.
Check my blog for another tutorial on making transparency flowers.

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Anonymous said...

I love this post.very creative and beautiful.

Patty Selah said...

I can't wait to give this a try!

Lanette said...

You are so Crafty!!! You rock!

Kristie Maynard said...

Great idea! And I just got a few transparencies on clearance too. Perfect timing.