A couple of followers have asked for a tutorial for the little rolled roses I make for my projects.
So here goes!
|Punch or cut cardstock or paperstock circles|
- I find this size works really well.
|With the front of the circle uppermost|
ie the side you want to see when rolled
cut a spiral starting on the
right hand side.
|I have drawn the spiral here so you can see it|
a bit clearer.
|There will be a little bit you need to cut off|
in order to level up the cut spiral.
|Alot of people start rolling at this stage, but|
I use a paper distresser to go around the edge.
This creates a lovely white edge on
paper stock and is very effective on
cardstock as well.
|Then start rolling from the cut edge at the right|
hand side. I use a quilling tool as I
find this easier with my arthritic
|This is what it looks like |
|When you turn the rose over you will see there|
is a little flap which you can lift.
Put a little bit of glue on this bit and
stick it down (although I have to
admit I don't always do this!)
|And now the final step - I like to squash it|
a bit with my thumb.
The roses are quite hardy and will
take quite a bit of pressure.
|The finished flower - you can see how |
squashing it has given a little
more roll to the edges.
I love these rolled flowers as I can always use matching paper or card on a scrapbook page or card.
Little pearls sit quite nicely in the centre too.
I find them very useful in cream on vintage scrapbook pages.
In fact they are just great for filling in lots of spaces, even the inside of other flowers.
I hope you find the tutorial useful x