Sunday, 14 March 2010

Not The One You Asked For But A Little Tutorial!

I was having a little You Tube session this eve and discovered a really cool tutorial for these acetate lollipop flowers. The video is a bit lengthy (I don't think anyone needs to watch 2 mins of someone using a heat tool!) so I took some photos as I was making them so if you wanted to try them you could.

First you cut three circles of acetate with a 1/2 inch difference in the size of each. Emboss them with a cuttlebug embossing folder and colour with alcohol inks.
Brush over with Staz On to pick out the pattern as the heating later on will flatten out the actual embossing.
Using Versamark, heat emboss around the edge of each circle, heating for longer than usually necessary to cause this kind of buckling.
Layer up and secure with a brad. Simples!
Pretty huh??

I also found these flowers but there weren't any instructions so this is how I made them.
Using thin corrugated card cut out 3 circles (sizes as above). For the one on the left, colour the circles however you want, ink, paint, mists etc, leave to dry and then emboss in the sizzix. Brush over with some ink to pick up the pattern and then emboss around the edges. Secure with a brad. The one on the right is virtually the same you just peel of the top layer to reveal the corrugated bit and eliminate the sizzix bit.
Hope that makes sense xx

7 comments:

Fluffy said...

Wow must have a go at those acetate ones. . xx

Hazel said...

Definately going to try the acetate flowers tomorrow. Thanks.

SarahLP said...

These are brilliant! And thanks for the great tutorial. Hope you're feeling better now.
x

Claire Crompton said...

Oh I love those acetate flowers, might have to have a go at them ;)

Cx

Emma said...

Very pretty!

Kazzy said...

Wow, those are lovely! Thanks for sharing.

rainbow_poppy said...

Will def have to have a go at the acetate ones. You could spend hours on You Tube couldn't you!