Summer {paper} Flower Garden Tutorial

Day 7 of National Craft Month Tutorials!

Summer {paper} Flower Garden tutorial

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You will need:

- patterned paper cut into 4 x 4 squares

- popsicle sticks

- buttons or other embellishments

- scissors

- pencil

Optional:

- Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky Back Canvas

- Claudine Hellmuth Studio matte multi medium & acrylic paints

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1. Once you have your 4 x 4 squares of paper, freehand draw a flower shape onto the first sheet.

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2. Cut your flower shape out, then trace onto another sheet that you want to be the back side of your flower. (they are reversible). Cut your second flower out.

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3. Tape the popsicle stick to the inside on one of the flower pieces, then glue the two of them together.

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4. I love using these clips to hold things together while I’m waiting for the adhesive to dry.

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5. You may need to trim around some of the edges of your flowers, and you can go ahead and ink the edges now if you’d like to.

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Optional

6. Another fun way of creating your flowers is by using Sticky Back Canvas sheets by Claudine Hellmuth Studio.

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7. Do as you did in the first step and cut the sticky back canvas sheet into pieces measuring 4 x 4. Draw your flower shape with a pencil onto the canvas and cut the shapes out. (You can back them onto another piece of sticky back canvas or onto paper)

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8. For the first flower I used a glaze. Mix a dollop of multi medium onto a non stick craft sheet and mix a bit of acrylic paint into it. Mix together and brush onto the flower shape. This will give it a nice glaze with color that is more sheer.

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9. For the second flower, I used the acrylic paint directly from the jar – this gives it more coverage and more solid color.

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10. The multi medium acts as a great adhesive! I used it here to glue the buttons down.

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11. Go ahead and embellish your flowers any way you’d like. I really love incorporating vintage book paper in my projects lately, and of course, I still love buttons!

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