Friday, May 27, 2011

Scrunchie Flower Tutorial

Quote for the day:  "In the digital age, don't forget to use your digits! Your hands are the original digital devices!" - Lynda Barry

Let's make...Scrunchie Flowers!
1.  Cut strips of patterned paper (around 1 - 3 inches - depending on the size / height of flower you want) 
2. Fold strip in half lengthwise

3.  Then fold edges up towards the centre so that it sort of looks like a "W" when you look from the end.
4.  Hold the centre with your fingers a little ways apart (thank you Benny)
5. Press down and push your hands towards each other to scrunch the strip
6.Repeat this along the whole strip until you have a nicely scrunched up strip which you can then twist into a spiral.
 7. Arrange the spiral the way you like then glue it down on your page using a big puddle of glue (liquid glue). (Cosmo Cricket Glubers work great for this incidentally...you can pick some up at PaperMarket)

8.  Make some more!!! Thinner paper is easier...
Incidentally, this is a variation on ruffles I made for a layout 3 years (!!!) ago...took me that long to figure out I could twist it into a flower...haha!

10 comments:

Marília Lopes said...

I love the tutorial Sharon!!!
The flower is amazing!!!
Kiss

Joy said...

What a fantastic flower tutorial Sharon..love it, thanks for sharing your talents! Hugs!

rajiv said...

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selena said...

it's right, the scrapbooking is universal!!! Thank you for the beautiful flowers, it's a good idea.

Nadhrah Maidin said...

totally awesome ideas. Thanks for sharing!

selena said...

i talk about your tutoriel on my blog.
kiss

~Sasha Farina~ said...

now those are looking very cute!

teacher jessy said...

So cute!! Love it!

Blossom inch said...

what a fun and easy flower tutorial!

Mara said...

I'll make the flowers are beautiful.
Thanks for the tutorial!