Wednesday, January 11, 2012

52 weeks of crafts- week 2

Hey everyone, I'm back with week 2 of 52 weeks of crafts.
This week I am making "ceramic" roses. Not actually, but they look like it once you are done!
I originally found this project on The Scrap Shoppe Blog.
Mod podge
Paint brush or foam brush
Colored card stock of your choice
A sink
A towel for letting your paper dry
To begin take your paper to the sink and wet both sides. Make sure its completly wet. Use your hand to check for dry spots.
Next while the paper is still really wet roll/crumple it into a ball. Then carefully unroll it. I repeated this step twice.
Once you have carefully unrolled it, lay the paper flat and allow it to dry completely. I would say about an hour. If you do not want to wait you could carefully try a heat gun.
Now that your paper is dry we need to coat BOTH SIDES with mod podge. Make sure to allow it to dry completely before starting on the other side. Again you could use a heat gun here if you don't want to wait.
Next you are going to cut out a square of any size you like. I used about a 5inch square for mine. Then you need to cut out a circle. I kept the edges of the cirlce wavy which will add to the natural look of the flower at the end.
Now you need to cut out a spiral shape leaving a little circle in the center. Again I left my edges I was cutting very waving and did not try to cut straight at all.
To begin rolling you need to start at the outermost point. Begin to roll it tightly. You will be able to loosen it up as you go to allow the outer petals to spread open.
Once you have rolled the whole thing you are left with that little cirle you did not cut. Apply some glue there and press it on to the bottom of your rose making sure to hold until its stuck.
There you have it. Roses that look ceramic. They are so adorable and versatile. You could add them to any craft project, put them on a pin for you hair or a brooch. Even use them on a layout.

If you create these leave me a link, I would love to see what you create.

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