January 14, 2010

Inking paper punch flowers.

Here is a hint when inking paper punch flowers so you don't over ink the other petals.

Slip one petal over top of a scrap paper so only the petal shows and ink. Make sure that you start inking away from your petal and circle your sponge into your petal you can always add more ink to make it darker.

To make this flower use 4 different size punches making two of each size in different colors.

To help keep your flowers in place, place a small drop of glue in the center of you flower.

Then place you next same size flower on top.

Do this for all three sizes.

Then place another drop of glue on your bigger flower and place the next size down on top, make sure when you place the next size flower on top that you try to line up the white petal on the smaller flower to line up with pink petal of the large flower so you going pink white, pink, white.

Continue doing this with all the layers. Make sure you only use a small amount of glue just to hold you flower in place.

Then with a pen mark the center of the smallest flower with a dot for punching a hole in it for the brad.

When you hold is in there you can add your brad.

You can try different colors or punches with the same idea.

For more of a 3D look try pinching or folding the flower petals.


Anonymous said...

I just had to take 5 minutes this morning to log-on to see your flowers. I am so glad I did!!! You did a fantastic job!!!! BRAVO!!!!..Love your Valentine Bear too..

Chelsea said...

wow what a great tutorial! thanks for sharing, this is so wonderful. :)Chel

lifesabeach32940 said...

I just discovered your blog, and it is AWESOME!! This is a great tutorial!! Could you tell me what flowers you used and the sizes? I'd like to try this out!! :)

Patricia said...

Im so glad you liked tutorial. The punches I used, are 3 Marvy daisy punchs and 1 EK Success. The smallest I used is the EK Success and its the smallest (green punch) daisy punch. The other 3 Marvy punches, are all daisy and the sizes are 1", 1 1/2, & 2". I hope this helps. :o)

lifesabeach32940 said...

You are WONDERFUL for answering my question about the punches you used so quickly!! Thank you!! :)

Patricia said...

Your welcome next time I will try to give more of the recipe I used in my post. :o)