I'm so excited to share a little sample lesson from my upcoming In Bloom class! Teaching online and live classes is a passion of mine and I love every step of the journey. With each lesson you will learn a flower making technique plus a project that I know you will enjoy very much! Today, we'll be making a variation on a Medallion Flower and incorporating it into a framed welcome sign! - Andrea
I love the look of medallion flowers but often find them a little too bulky for cards and layouts! By giving them a little squish you will create a unique design that can be used looks great as it is or you could sand the edges a bit for more of a distressed look.
- pattern paper
- wet adhesive (such as Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue)
- circle punch (or you can cut your own)
- embroidery floss
Cut a strip of pattern paper to measure 1 inch X 12 inches.
Fan fold strip...each fold should be about ½ of an inch.
Apply glue to one end and attach to the other to form a circle. Allow to dry.
Punch or cut out a 1½ circle and apply some wet adhesive. Push your fan folded circle into a medallion shape. Adhere to your circle.
Press down with the palm of your hand to flatten medallion.
Punch or cut a flower centre and adhere to the centre of your medallion.
Embellish the flowers! I added buttons with embroidery floss.
Often times I'll want to frame a layout but I've added too many embellishments to fit behind the glass of the frame. So I decided why not remove the glass and just use the frame and backing!
For this project you'll need a frame, three of your smushed medallion flowers and letters for your title. My frame is for a 5 X 7 photo.
Simply trim a piece of background paper to measure 5 X 7 and decorate as you'd like. I added the three of the flowers, along with a date
It would be a great idea to make and keep a couple of these frames on hand as they are a perfect house warming or a sweet baby gift.
On my frame I dated it for the date that my parents are moving into their new home. I snuck out really early, like 5 am early, and snapped a sunrise picture to commemorate the first day of their new adventure!
The class: learn how to make 12 more handmade paper flowers along with complementary altered art projects in Andrea's new online class IN BLOOM. Click here to learn more!