Monday, March 14, 2011

Prima Canvas Flower - Copycat Tutorial

I visited my local Scrapbooking store this weekend and picked up a sheet of Prima Mistable Canvas Flowers. I just love them - but you can only get about four to six flowers out of a sheet, depending on how much you layer the pieces. So I thought, "How can I make more of these without buying more of the canvas sheets?" Here's what I came up with!

Tools Required
1 full sheet of Prima Mistable Canvas Flowers
1-2 sheets of vellum
black sharpie (fine point)
detail scissors
paper or fabric for creating your flower(s)
your adhesive of choice

1. Place a sheet of vellum over the canvas flowers and trace the shapes using your sharpie. The sharpie doesn't soak through the vellum - so don't worry about ruining the original
canvas sheet.

There are a few duplicate shapes on the canvas sheet -- you only need to trace each individual shape once. This will give you a total of 12 flowers. I was able to trace all 12 onto one sheet of vellum by shifting the paper around to fit the flowers closer together.

2. Cut out each of the vellum flowers. Now you have some traceable templates to create lots of flowers from!

3. Pick the flowers you want to use to create your final bloom. The vellum flowers are great because you can try a lot of different layering options before cutting any patterened/cardstock for your final product.

4. Using your pencil, trace your flowers onto the reverse side of the papers/fabrics you'll be using for your bloom.

5. Cut out each of your paper/fabric flowers.

6. Assemble your flower!
For the flower below, I misted the cut-out flowers with some water and gave them a good crumple before assembling the final bloom. I also created a beaded centre for the flower. I'm not 100% happy with this centre piece yet, but I'm going to work on perfecting it and maybe you'll see "Beaded Flower Centres" as another tutorial!

I'm sure I'll be making a lot more of these in the future!
I hope you found this helpful (and that it saves you a few pennies)!


Nerrida said...

Very clever Sarah and a gerat tutorial - well done girl! Great wedding layouts too - what bettr place to start.

Kelly Codd Greatrex said...

WOW! Great job Sarah!