Sneak peek of a project coming out on the Sizzix blog this Thursday!I used the Flower Layers w/Heart Petals die to create this 3D flower embellishment.
I wanted to experiment with some fabric to make flowers and saw my
husband's old shirt laying on a pile to give away- thought I'd give it a whirl.
I removed a sleeve, cut down the seam and folded it into thirds, then die cut the flower.
Add as many layers as you would like- the more you add, the fuller the flower.
I used three layers for the one shown.
I love how this came out- one shirt will yield many more flowers.
There are are a bunch of ways that you can color the flower but
for this one I took a Copic marker and edged each petal to give a
soft ombre feel, echoing the pretty ribbon I found somewhere in
my travels. Lately I have been loving the monochromatic look-
not sure what that's all about, but I am going with it.
After coloring the petals, layer them from small to large and glue together.
Sew the button from the sleeve cuff to the center of the flower. Spray
the flower with Stiffen Stuff and wrap it with a rubber band.
Let air dry or use a heat tool to speed it along.
Unwrap and fluff.
Now you have a very cool 3D flower. Since this is fabric, you may get
a little fraying but I think adds more dimension to the look.
Don't forget to head over to the Sizzix blog to find out how to make this project.