Sunday, 7 April 2013

Crepe Filter Flower Tutorial

One of the new products in the spring catalogue is White Creped Filter Paper.  Today I decided to play with it and see if I could make a flower.
But first I wanted to color the paper, deciding to use reinkers in spritzers. To do this, add about 5 to 7 drops of reinker into a mini spritzer filled with tap water.
Here's the flower:

Coloring the Crepe Filter Paper:
  • circle crepe paper
  • 2 spritzers each with a different color of reinker (Calypso Coral & Pretty in Pink)
  • 1 1/4" scallop circle punch
  • neutral brad
  • mat pack & paper piercer
 Make sure your table and clothes are protected.

  1. Spritz the dry white crepe circle with the 2 colors completely covering the surface
     2.  Dry with an embossing tool.  Below you see it dried.

       3.  Fold circle in half, then in half again twice more until it looks like the filter below.

   Forming the Flower: 

4.  Insert the folded colored filter into the 1 3/4" scallop circle punch

     5.  Punch, and then separate the layers.  There should be eight flowers. Notice the different shades of colors of each of the flower petals.

     6.  Stack the flowers putting the darkest colored flower on the top.  Pierce a hole in the middle with a paper piercer on  a mat pack and insert a brad. Then start forming the flower by bringing each layer up over the central brad.

     7.  Spritz formed flower with Vanilla smooch.  You're done.
You can try this with different colors of reinkers and different punches and dies.
Here's one I did using the Blossom Petals punch using Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight:

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