First thing I did was go through my Graphics Fairy stash and found this beautiful script. It is not French and I don't have time to find the link as it was saved on my computer, but I am sure I did a search for "script" and this one came up called Power of Song. If I have time later, I'll amend this post. I copied the image on BOTH sides of the paper. You'll see why in a minute. Then I went out to the garage and found this stuff. I buy this at the nursery and have had this can for years. It's for training vines and what not. I love this stuff and it has many uses. Perfect for this project.
Post script: Pat C., a wonderful follower, was kind enough to look up the graphic and she sent me the link. Thanks so much, Pat. To get the graphic I used click here.
|Grant's Plant Tye|
Now to get an idea of the size of my flower, I got one flower out of each paragraph. You can see how basic this flower is.
Next I took some scalloped craft scissors and cut them out just inside my pattern line. Pinking shears would work just as well.
You can see the original flower I was copying in the next photo. I found these doodads at Joanne's to use as my flower centers. I also found some cute things that would have worked from Martha Stewart, but truly, how much stuff can a girl stockpile so KC won out.
Stick the doodads in the middle of one side of your flower. Whoops, I just realized I skipped photographing a step. I'll explain it. BEFORE you cut into your petals like you see in the following photo, place your flower center on the paper like I just explained. Now turn the flower over and apply some hot glue from your glue gun and make a glob. Make sure your paper is going in the direction you want it to go. Now stick a stem on it and cover it with a little circle of paper. I cut little centers out of my scrap script paper and applied a small circle over the glue and the stem. You can see it below. Do the same for the leaf pattern on your other stem.
lNow your flower should have a stem and a leaf. NOW cut into the flower with your craft scissors as far as they will go in and then snip further with regular scissors. Now you have petals. Take a pencil and roll your petals in whichever direction you want them to go. See in the photo below how I used my little circles and square scraps to hide the glue? This is the underside of the flower. See how it also has the script on the reverse side?
Voila! You now have paper script flowers. I used these as napkin rings, but they would be great on packages, stuck in a wreath, intertwined in a garland. Let your imagination run wild. Happy crafting everyone.
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