Anyone out there not got snow!!! My big fluffy Leonberger giant breed dog is loving it - he's actually laying in it!!! Big daffty!!!
Mini-Mini Tute - Blooms
.... this week I am going to show you through piccys mainly - how to create those gorgeous centres of the blooms (I am asked how to do this often - so I hope this helps X)
.......I used the embossed cream 'congratulations' blooms from the love-wreaths-by-karen-hayselden. and added a splash of colour through inks and mists to create a vibrant neon scrummy rainbow effect on the die-cut flowers (colour front and back)
You can add any colour to these neutral blooms - as much or as little as you like!!!
With your pokey tool, crease and fold down the outer edges on all the 'spiral edges'
Keep following the 'spiral' round till you reach the centre.
This is what you should end up with!
Now with your pokey tool - hook the end of the 'spiral' onto the pokey tool (right side facing up)
Start tightly winding up the 'spiral' (use both hands and wind clockwise)
Keep your winding as tight as possible - if it slackens just unwind and rewind where necessary
The back of the 'spiral'
I can have 4/5 fingers involved with this process - it makes for a lovely tight formed bloom
When I get to the end of winding I take the pokey tool away and finish the last wind by hand - still holding on tightly
Gradually let your bloom relax to the size you require by loosening your grip or hold tight for the smaller bloom you have just wound-up
Add 3D glue to the base/cup of the 'spiral' and into the wound -up spiral itself (spread around lightly) I'm not too stingy or too generous with the glue (tic-tac sized amounts)
When glued hold together for 30 seconds to a minute till you feel the bloom will stay in place while you set it to one side to dry. If when you slowly loosen your grip of the 'glued' bloom the bloom still wants to unwind you probably need a little more glue and to hold together again