HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
I am so blessed to have spent the day with my mom and most of my family.
God bless all the mothers!
As I was working on the Mother Peat Pot, I noticed that the crepe paper ruffle looked a lot like the petals of a carnation. So, inspired, I set out to make a crepe paper carnation flower and you can too, in eight easy steps:
1. Cut two 6" strips of crepe paper.2. Layer the two strips with the top layer approx. 1/8" offset down from the top of the bottom strip.
3. Fold the bottom edges up to be approx. 1/8" offset down from the edge of the top layer. It should
end up looking like this:
4. Using polyester / cotton blend thread (for strength), and starting approx. 1/8" from the bottom
fold, run a basting stitch along the entire length. Be sure you're capturing all layers with your
the shortest layers are to the inside of the ring, these are your flower's center. Knot thread.
toward the center.
8. Spray entire flower with watered down walnut ink. While the crepe is still wet, lightly tap
the edges to ruffle the edges even more and to form the flower shape you want. This step
also bleeds the DI further up into the petals. Allow to dry.
Tip: Use a stylus to aid in gluing your finished carnation to your project. Apply a glue dot or two to the back of your carnation and gently press between the petals with the stylus to avoid crushing.
Be sure to stop by again tomorrow for a project featuring this lovely carnation!
Paper: crepe paper streamer
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Barn Door’
Tools: sewing needle; polyester / cotton blend sewing thread