Vintage Ephemera Flowers

Sometimes when I am at work, I take a small project with me that evolves. This is a great project to do on a break or at lunchtime, or perhaps while you are on a conference call!

Supplies:

EK Success flower punch, Vintage Paper Ephemera – be sure your paper is not brittle, so it will withstand punching.   If it is brittle, save it for a canvas or other project.  Kraft paper 1 1/2 inch circle. Distress inks in your favorite colors, Tacky Glue (my bottle is well loved).  I also added Glimmer Mist in Italian Sunset, when I got home.

Punch strips for the flowers from the vintage paper. Adhere together by gluing petals together at the ends.  You will have a long, straight line of petals.  I rolled my flower around a pencil, very tightly.  After your flower is rolled, put a lot of tacky glue or you can use Glubers on the Kraft circle.  Allow it to dry slightly.  Loosen up your rolled flower until it has the thickness and look you like and attach to the glue on the circle.  Let dry.  Once it is dry, you can begin fussing with the petals to give the full look.  When I was happy with the look, I added concord grape and tea stain distress inks.

When I got home, I decided I wanted a little more color and aged look, so I added some glimmer mist.  When it was dry, I attached it to the lid of my new citronella candle.  Now when my candle is on the table, before it is lit, I think it still looks cute!

Thanks for stopping by and happy May!

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