Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fun with the Fringe Scissors

Well, I was supposed to have a workshop today, but with the bad weather I had to cancel.  The flowers I am posting today are one of the projects I was going to demonstrate to the ladies.  So, instead of sharing them at my workshop I decided to share them with all of you. 

Two flowers made with Designer Series Paper and the Fringe Scissors

The stick was added at the beginning before I started wrapping my paper and I also added some ribbon around the bottom.

Another flower cut with loops instead of strips like the flowers above

The start of another flower, this time using tissue paper and showing you how I get started.

To make my flowers I started with a 12 x 6 sheet of Designer Series Paper that I scored every 2 inches.  I then folded on the score lines and added Sticky Strip to the top.  Now the flowers at the top were cut on the opened end of my designer series paper, thereby creating strips at the end.  The last flower was cut on the fold, thereby creating loops instead of strips.  I hope that makes sense to you. 

If you look at the tissue paper in the last picture you can see how I fold and cut my paper.  Some people use a circular base and a glue gun to adhere their flower together.  I tried it using Sticky Strip and it really worked well.  I cut with my fringe scissors up to the Sticky Strip and then just started rolling.  The flower came together really quickly and the Sticky Strip creates a great hold.  

When I added the stick I just put it at the front of my paper and started rolling and when I was finished it was nicely tucked up in the center.

You can make your flowers smaller or larger, it just depends on how much paper you use.  If you are using tissue paper which is thinner than card stock or designer paper you can use more layers because it is easier to cut through.  But, I really liked the way they turned out. 

The following were used:
Tools:  Fringe Scissors #133325
Adhesive:  Sticky Strip #104294
Designer Series Paper:  Gingham Garden #129310 and some retired paper for the second flower
Ribbon:  Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding #125582

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