Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Make Your Own Paper Flowers with Sizzix | Michaels

Make Your Own Paper Flowers with Sizzix | Michaels
18 Aug

hi I'm Jen long creative director at Sizzix and I'm here to share our brand new David Tutera collection David Tutera's new collection with us features large scale and medium scale flowers these are perfect for home decor celebrations decor or for big photo backdrops these do take a special folding technique to make and there's a special tool to create them so let's take a look at how all of that is created the first thing that you're gonna do to create your flower petals is take a six by 12 piece of paper and you're going to fold that right in half you can see that the dies to create these flowers there's a couple different petal shapes included in each die set you can see there are varying sizes but this is the die that you're going to use to create your main base petal shape and how you do that is you lay this die so it's a hair over this folded part on your platform you're going to complete your Sizzix sandwich and you're gonna roll that through your Big Shot machine and when you remove your die cut you can see that after you unfold your paper you have completed this extended petal shape so once you start to build up all the various sizes of petals you're actually able to create a really nice large-scale flower and remember that tool I mentioned earlier about creating volume and contouring your petals that tool is right here this is called the crease and curl tool we can see that one side has a special end for scoring and the other side has a slot in here and that slot is where you insert your paper and you twist it to kind of give yourself some contour and some volume so let's take a look at how that is done I'm just gonna kind of use my cutting pad here as a straight edge and I'm going to take my scoring side of my crease and curl tool and I'm gonna score right down the middle of my petal on both ends now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna kind of bend the pedal along that score line now I'm going to take the end that has the slit in it all I'm going to do is insert my paper between these two slits you're kind of gonna turn the crease and curl tool and then just pull it right out it's very simple but it's very effective and I think one of the best features of this tool is is that it doesn't bend or crease your paper at all so you're able to get a clean crisp sense of contouring and volume and your petals it's actually super fun to do it also you can of course keep working it up and create even more volume you can go in different directions and there's a lot of different techniques you can use but this is the most basic techniques for creating your flower petals using your crease and curl tool I have a couple more petals laid out over here so you can see that as you start to create different petals and kind of layer them out you're really able to create a really nice volumize to large-scale flower and we can take a look one more time over here this is one of the succulent flowers from his collection and you can see how much volume and life we've given to it just by using special treats and curl tool and these large-format dies so this has been an overview of David Tutera's brand-new collection large-scale flowers created by Sizzix subscribe to our channel to see all of our exciting DIY projects share what you make with the hashtag make it with Michaels

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