Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Paper Flowers.

Remember those crepe paper flowers you used to make in school? I had forgotten all about them until I stumbled across a wonderful artist on Youtube. Her name is Natalie Bramasole and she resides in Belgium where she creates the most beautiful art books and pieces. In this particular tutorial she showed how to make these beautiful paper flowers to add to your cards and art projects. I immediately set to work and created some fun pieces to add to the stack of cards I have been trying to finish and send out.

In the tutorial she shows you how to color your finished flower with Glimmer Mist and Perfect Pearls mica powder which is what I did with this gorgeous sea blue flower. After drying the glimmer mist with a heat gun the flowers become crispy and very manageable. You can then shape the petals in whatever fashion you wish to.

Here is an unsprayed white flower I decided to leave white to go with the toille paper behind it.

A brown sepia colored flower to add to a card featuring vintage sheet music. The pearl in the center is a bit large but hey, you use what you have right?

Here is some glimmer paper I created using two sheets of coordinating card stock to go with the blue flower. I wet the sheets of card stock, wrung them out and dried them with the heat gun. Next I added a misting of glimmer mist and then dried that with a heat gun. The photo does not do justice to the true sparkle and shine that the paper really has in person.

Please be sure to watch Natalie's video tutorial below and then stop by her neat blog for a visit. She has many other video tutorials that I am sure any art lover will find inspiring.

*Don't forget to pause the music below before enjoying the video.


  1. Gorgeous or what? They will be so usefull as you can create them in colours to suit the projects you are working on. Thanks for sharing. x

  2. Thanks for sharing this tutorial...I can't wait to try it. Your flowers turned out beautifully!


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