Sunday, April 18, 2010

Doily flower tutorial from Fon

Here's another borrowed tutorial from one of my awesome DT members.
Fon saw this "how-to" on YouTube (video)
but you know we like photos better than videos here, so let's look at Fon's version. Her photos and words:
supplies you'll need:

  • 3 or 4 pieces of doily

  • glimmer mist (I used two colors here)

  • glue/gel medium. (I used Golden gel mediums)

  • a button/bling for the flower center.

  • a round piece of scrap for the flower backing.
First, lay out all doilies and mist them. I misted mine in the sink, yes, it is mess free as I can clean the sink right away later.
When they are half dry, crumble them to add some texture.

Open them up and they'll look like this:

then layer and glue the centers together

Pinch the center so that you have gather all the pieces nicely together

Turn to its back, put on some glue and add the scrap circle that you have already prepared .

then you can snip off the center part.

Push the doily layers up to make it more 3D.
Then you can decorate it with button or bling.

Isn't that flower just gorgeous!! Thanks Fon for sharing with us!
If you don't want to spend the dough on glimmer mist click here to find out how to make it yourself.

Here's some pretty examples from Fon on how to use the flowers.

Be sure to check out Fon's blog for more inspirational layouts!!!
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pdrnc said...

Great tutorial. Love the vintage look to these flowers. Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

These are so pretty! Thanks Helen and thanks Fon, for sharing this great tutorial! :)

mustangkayla said...

Those are pretty flowers!

mica said...

Great idea and beautiful flowers!!

KellyG said...

Love those! Thanks for sharing!

bakscrap said...

I see the potential for custom colored flowers here. Love these, thanks Helen and Fon for sharing.

Sunshine and Shadows said...

I have to try this.

artycrafty said...

Great tutorial!
I must try to find these paper doilies in NZ

Darlene Servolini said...

OHH! Pretty!! Who needs Prima! LOL

Michelle said...

Oh Hannie!! I love these flowers!!! so pretty!! You are making me want to get more mists!! LOL I need more of a variety of colors! :) I like the idea of misting in the kitchen sink!! Nice and easy clean up afterwords!! :D

sa_homespun / Michelle van Wyk said...

I just love these flowers... have created a layout with them and posted to my blog:

Thanks so much !

Christine Real said...

I just saw some flowers that were not as cute as this selling for $2.50 a piece! Now I can make them, hooray!