5.28.2010

"Melty Flowers" Tutorial

*****It's so easy, even a caveman can do it*****

Happy Friday all!! Tonight I have a tutorial to share with you. It is a more in-depth "melty flower" demonstration. They are just so gosh darn cheap to make!!!!


Please bare with me as my photos are not very clear as it is gloomy, gloomy, gloomy out!!

Step 1 - 3 (click on collage to make larger)
Step 1 - I used four mini silk flowers. MUST have acrylic/nylon in them!
Step 2 - use an old brad to keep together. A nice pearly one will melt (I learnt from experience LOL)
Step 3 - hold down flowers from moving. I use a paint brush end. Plus you don't want to burn your lil fingers!




Step 3 - 6 (click on collage to make larger)
Step 3 - blow the heat gun towards the centre of the flower
Step 4 - squish the flower after heated while it is still warm. Gives it more "oomph"
Step 5 - finished heated flower




Step 7 - 8 (click on collage to make larger)
Step 7 - pull the flowers apart. Makes them a bit fluffier as they can stick together
Step 8 - use a decorative brad to put it all together. Viola! Finished!



The end result:


I am so excited to share this with you! My flowers are SO cheap to make, they are from a mini flower lie from the dollar store. But also, they are pretty simple to make too!!!

I also just got my new Nestabilities Labels Eight in the mail today and just had to use them!!!


Card Ingredients: Bazzill and Recollection cardstock; Nestabilities Labels; Stampendous! stamp; Stampin' Up! Purely Pomegranate ink; dollar store flowers; Recollections pearl brads and gems.

Well what was supposed to be a couple of hours turned into an all night project - I am going to bed!! Thanks for stopping by and I hope I have made my tutorial user friendly :)
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23 comments:

Derek said...

great tutorial!!! I think it was great especially for your first one!!!

mulberry station said...

Deanne, Thanks for sharing this great tutorial. It is awesome!!! Nancy

Dotty Jo said...

How wonderful Deanne, thanks for sharing! Jo x

Lynda said...

Fab tutorial Deanne - thanks and what a difference it makes to those plain flowers.

Love Lynda xxx

Kim said...

Fabulous tutorial! This is just stunning!
blessings,
Kim xXx

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

Thanks Deanne! I have a ton of dollar store flowers hanging around! Great tutorial, tfs! ;) Tracy

Chrissy said...

great job on the tutorial! I love those flowers and now I can make them all by myself, lol! Thanks for sharing a great idea!
Chrissy

Tanya Rudd said...

What a great idea! Love it.
Hugs
Tanya

Sasya said...

thanks for the awesome tutorial!! so sweet card!

Alissa said...

Great tutorial, thanks for sharing :)

Sandi said...

Wow Deanne, you make this look so easy, I can't wait to try it. Flowers from a dollar store, right up my alley!
Thanks for sharing ~ Sandi

Roxanne McCleary said...

Fantastic tutorial! Very easy to follow, thanks!

Lynne said...

Well Deanne, you did a terrific job showing your followers how to make the gorgeous flowers that you used on your stunning birthday card. And oh how I love the gem stones, and the color combo. Another master piece, in every way!

Donna said...

Absolutely stuning Deanne...the flowers are amazing and fab the way you have used the gems :) Donna x

Jingle said...

I have been wanting to try this! They look fantastic!!!

JR Creations said...

I adore these Deanne! I've only tried that pink one but have just set up to make a whole lotta them now. Can you believe acrylic flowers and a heat gun can get me this excited!! LOL!!

Shirl said...

Had to try these Deanne after Jenny showed me your tutorial and they are just brilliant.
Hugs Shirley x x x

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Super technique! Thanks so much for sharing it with us via this wonderful tutorial!

KarenB said...

Thank you for your amazing tutorial!

Jeannie said...

What an awesome idea! I'll have to give this a try - thank you!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Melissa S. said...

This is wonderful and I can't wait to try it.

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