Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lollipop flower tutorial

I'm sure that most of you know how to make these by now,but just in case... here is a how-to:

 
Hand cut 5 circles from scraps paper (of course). I like to use similar colors with not too much patterns on. Make the circles between 1 1/2" - 3" and don't use a template or anything like that. They are not suppose to be perfectly round. We want character and charm;)





Then, ink the edges generously, in the same tone as the paper,but a darker shade.



To add some dimension, I use "puffy paint"/3D paint around the edges. That can be found in the aisle for fabric/t-shirt decorations.
The 3D paint takes about 30 min to dry, so now is a good time to fill up that coffee cup, clean up your scrap area or check on the kids, though I tend to always forget the last two things...

  I want you to know that I painted my thumb nail for next picture,ha,ha!!
Have you seen all those demonstrations for this and that and their nails always look so fancy with white tips..well my nails haven't seen a manicure for a loooong time and my skin look like elephant skin..no-really!
So that's why I painted that one nail so you wouldn't be totally grossed out!
Anyways..this is what you do in next step. Use the back of a pen and "scrunch" up the circle towards it. I do this step at least three times.

 


This is what you will have now:



Just one thing left; make a hole through the circles with a paper piercer and add a brad of your choice.You can see here how it looks with and without the 3D paint. Of course you could use Stickles instead, but I just don't like it too much, since it takes forever to dry!



 
 Again..this was not my own idea.I found a Lollipop tutorial at another blog http://ukmuminusa.blogspot.com/. I just added the ink and 3D paint!
I just love making these flowers, but have a harder time using them...oh well...
Tomorrow I will announce the winner for the Mothers day giveaway and also let you know about a "Design Team call" that you can all apply to..at least I'm gonna give it a try!
See ya!

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20 comments:

Sue said...

Wow Helen thanks so much, I have seen these about and had an idea how they were made but your tutorial is excellent, I hope I don't go wrong now, I'll let you know.

Jennifer said...

Thanks Helen! I love the tutorial!

artycrafty said...

Wonderful. I love your version. Hey if you want to know another one come on over to a blog i do things for and see this tutorial....

http://fiskarscraft.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/02/making-cardstock-roses.html

Jane said...

You know you should be selling your stuff on Etsy!! I just love your flowers and I'm going to make some after I get moved and settled in. I know your trying out for that Inspired Blueprints Call aren't you? I'm giving the digi call a try!

orangeheromama said...

wow, now i want to use up all my old crap paper making these!! :D

mustangkayla said...

Awesome tutorial! Thanks! I never thought about dimensional paint and to use the pencil to shape it!

Nina said...

these are super cute and I have made them before, well, not many be have, but should make them more often, great how too though for someone to follow... thanks for sharing.,,. now off to the grocery store with me I say!

Jenn C. said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I never knew how to make them and I always see them on people's pages. Can't wait to see how to make the roses.

Hi!.. my name is Brenda aka iowagean said...

Awesome tutorial.. Thank you so much for posting this!..

Michelle said...

thanks for sharing such fun idea's! I made one too! hope you can come over to see mine!

UKMUMINUS said...

Hi, I am glad you got some inspiration out of my tutorial on my blog for the lollipop flowers, the possibilities for these are endless aren't they, I especially love using stickles especially for a snowy layout and also dimensional paint around the edges. They look great in patterned paper too. Thanks for crediting me too, Sam

Vina said...

Beautiful lollipop flowers & tutorial! I love the story about your pink painted nail..it was funny! Thanks for sharing..I'm gonna make a flower right now! take care.

Terria said...

Helen I know this is an old post but I really enjoyed it, I love your humor it really made my day and it was just what I needed to try something new without have to buy something new so thanks for share :)

judie said...

I think its brilliant, i will have to go and try this out, as i have a bit of a thing with flowers lol

thank you
Judie xx

Franny said...

merci elles sont superbes bravo

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Thankyou SO MUCH for all the beautiful flower tutorials!!! I've printed a couple of them out so I can try them. I can't wait! It's gonna save me money too being able to use up some of my scraps. :)

Rohana said...

Thanks for publishing all those nice tutorials. Being short on money, your techniques are a wonderfull way to make embellishments without spending too much, really nice and easy.

Lisa said...

I love your blog! Thanks for the great tutorials. And for making me laugh by just painting your thumbnail :) lol

Jani's Card Chaos said...

I so luv these flowers there so pretty. Thank you Helen.

Waseem said...

I never thought of the dimensional thoughts and to use the pencil...how were these made.

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