Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Embossed Feather Flower Tutorial

I have been thinking about this project and finally did it.  If you have never embossed don't be intimidated by the term it is great for all sorts of crafts and is mostly seen in paper crafting.  Here is a tutorial to make this embossed flower. 

To start you need :
embossing powder you can find a great selection at stampamania.com
glue pen
embossing gun not to be mistaken for a blow dryer
flowers
glue gun found at hobby lobby stamamania.com
feathers (optional)
Okay lets begin before another child tells me they have to go potty- potty training!!


At this point you will pick which flowers you want to use and take them apart.  I chose to use 3 different style yellow flowers.  Then I restacked the flowers in the order I wanted them to go.

Now you will take your glue pin and draw where you want embossing powder to go.  This glue dries fast so do a few petals at a time. 
Then pour your embossing powder over the glue.  I like to do this over a coffee filter so I can pour the unused embossing powder back in the container.
Then take your embossing gun which works very similar to a hair dryer, and melt the embossing powder.  You should see a change in the powder where it gets glossy looking.  I did this to several pieces but not all of them and came up with this:

After I finished I felt it needed more embellishing so of course I had to add feathers. Now it is time to head over to the wonderful glue gun!!
 you will now glue your flower together
I added a rhinestone in the middle and a bee.  I glued it on a lined alligator clip.  For fine hair add a piece of that cushion shelf liner to keep from slipping out of the hair.

  HOPE you like this little tutorial, I will be adding new tutorials to my blog so please follow me and link back to my blog.  I love comments too!!


17 comments:

  1. you are awesome! great job and beautiful flower.

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  2. Wow I love it!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  3. What a great way to embellish a flower clip- love the idea!

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  4. Very cute! Love it on the headband!

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  5. How cute! And such a lovely model you have too! Thanks so much for linking and sharing your talent!

    Andy
    Poppies at Play

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  6. Adorable!!~ I have two boys so when I see cute lil things like this, I just love to see them!!~Come on over to my blog, I am new and hosting my first meme party for Friday!!~ It's easy!!~ And this could actually be your post if you wanted, so no work just link up with me and let everyone know it is for my Meme party:)

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  7. Super cute... You have to love some bling.... I know I do.

    Good luck with potty training...

    Thanks for joining "Get your Craft on Thurs." I hope to see you next week.

    Lori

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  8. Too Cute!

    I love how it turned out. May just have to make us a few of these.

    Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for stopping by mu blog.

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  9. That is beautiful and you are so amazingly talented!!! wow!

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  10. Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!
    http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursdays-treasures-week-9.html

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    Feel free to come grab my featured button!

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