Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Guest DT Jolaine Frias: Vintage-Print Flowers Tutorial

Hello everyone! Jolaine here, happy to share with you one of my favorite flowers. I'm calling them Vintage-Print flowers. They're a quick and easy addition to any project.

You will need:
  • Pages from an old book
  • Scalloped circle punches in three different sizes or die cutting machine
  • Glimmer Mist in your choice of color
  • Distress Ink in your choice of color
  • Brads or flower centers
  • Liquid adhesive
1.  Start by cutting 2 scallop circles in three different sizes in 1/2 inch increments. I cut mine at 2", 11/2", and 1" using my Cricut machine. Because my book is very old, the pages are very delicate so I made sure the pressure was set to low on my machine. Don't worry if they rip; they don't need to be perfect!

2.  Moisten your circles with Glimmer Mist.

3.  While the paper is still moist, scrunch them up to make them distressed. Use your heat tool to dry them.

4.  Carefully unfold the scrunched up balls and stack the circles.

5.  Secure with a brad, or add liquid adhesive and a flower center to adhere the scallop circles together.

6.  To add some dimension, run a Distress Ink pad on the edges.

7.  Voila! Customized flowers for your project!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

More of Jolaine's work can be seen here on her blog!


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhh these are GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for the tutorial! :):):):):):):)):):):):)

  2. I love making those flowers! Thanks for the tutorial Jolaine!

  3. Your flowers are fabulous! I love that your added color to them!!

  4. I especially Love the blue ones. Thanks for the tutorial.

  5. Beautiful flowers! I always like being able to have embellishments match my projects, not sorta match.

  6. Love it! Can't wait to make these. TFS

    <3 Steph


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