Make perfect tissue paper flower embellishments for your scrapbook pages with this tutorial from Paper Trunk. Start with white tissue paper and use inks to coordinate with your scrapbook pages.
- Tissue Paper
- Ink or Large Inkpad
- (Optional) Shaped Punches or Spellbinders
- Grab your brayer, some ink (a large inkpad works much better) and your tissue paper. If you have some shaped punches or spellbinders, it will make your life much easier ;)
- Using your brayer, ink up the whole sheet of tissue paper. Make sure you roll the ink into various directions to get a lovely distressy type look. I'm not worried about covering every single inch in colour, but if you want a more solid look add a good slather of ink!
- Next use your dies (I have used 3 different sized scallop circles) as your template to cut out squares. Each layer of flower should have about 8-12 layers. Once you have them all cut and sorted, pop them through your die-cutting machine, I'm a cuttlebug girl ;) If you are a punch girl, make sure you back your tissue paper with a bit of cardstock to give your punch something as a base.
- The die-cutting machine will compress your layers together, so pull them apart again.
- Next gather up each pile again and then scrunch them up really well. Scrunch - unfold - scrunch - unfold - scrunch ;)
- Next simply place the layers one on top of the other.
- Top it off with a big brad, a button or other embellishment of your choice.
- You can either leave it at this stage or go further and ruffle up the layers again, I just kinda squeeze my layers all up and around the brad.
And then lightly unruffle them till I'm happy with the look.