Today I have another fun paper flower for you to try...
A bit about the flower....
The Calla Lily most commonly means "magnificent beauty" which why it lends it's self so well for weddings, mother's day, birthday's or just to tell someone how much you love them.
Usually found in white (which is what I used for this example) calla lilies are also available in various shades of cream, pink, yellow, purple, red, lavender, gold, peach, deep burgundy and even black! So if you do need a specific color for your card, scrapbook lay-out or other creations keep that in mind.
Adirondack Acrylic Dabber
Adirondack Alcohol Ink
Thick Tacky Glue
1. Cut desired number of flowers using the pattern below. Each flower takes one overly exaggerated fluffy heart. I am using Grunge Paper. I tried several types of paper from copy paper, various brands and types of cardstock, pattern paper and even chipboard. Nothing works as well as the Grunge Paper for achieving the gentle roll that Calla Lilies are known for.
2. On a soft surface, use a stylus to emboss a line about 1/8" in from the edge around the entire upper section of the flower. This will help create the roll in later steps.
3. Paint the flower white on both sides.
5. Flip and dry brush green paint near the center on the other side. Set the flower aside for now.
6. Color flower stamen using alcohol ink.
7. Make a knot in the end of a piece of floral wire.
8. Place the flower petal on your work surface. Apply a 1/4" strip of glue near the center of the flower. Lay the knotted floral wire in the glue and tuck the stamen into the knot/glue. Let dry.
9. Once the glue has dried, fold the left petal towards the center, add a bead of glue along the back edge as shown...
10. Fold the right side petal over the left and secure using a cloths pin until the glue has dried.
11. After the glue has dried, roll the edges of the flower.
12. (optional) For a more natural looking flower wrap floral tape around the flower and floral wire once or twice.
here is what the finished flower looks like!!!!
Amazing isn't it?!?!