Mixed Media Flowers for Many Occasions

  • Difficulty Rating: Beginner
Mixed Media Flowers for Many Occasions

Easy ways to bring in a touch of spring. . .

Spring has to be my most favorite season of all! I love seeing the new flowers bloom and find myself reaching for handmade flowers all the time to decorate my gifts, cards and even layouts!

Here are a few fun ways to make a few flowers to keep on hand!

Using the Amplify® Mixed Media 10 inch Shears, cut circles of fabric in different sizes. Fray the edges of the circles and layer them to make a flower. Decorate with a button and leaves.

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Using the Amplify® Mixed Media 10 inch Shears, cut different sized circles from metal sheet. Curve circles to form petals and layer. Decorate with wooden leaves and an enamel dot.

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Using the Amplify® Mixed Media 10 inch Shears, trim pink gauze ribbon and fold to form a flower. Cut flags from green felt and use as leaves.

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Punch different sized flowers using the Flower Squeeze punches from patterned paper. Color the centers of the flower with watercolor pencils. Instead of water, use gesso on a paintbrush to spread the watercolor.

Shape the petals by curving them slightly and layer to form a flower. Decorate with an enamel dot.

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Punch a border onto a patterned paper using the Up in the Clouds Small Punch.  Create the flower with the punched border and layer felt, a button and an enamel dot on top. To make leaves, cut burlap (using Amplify® RazorEdge™ 6 inch shears) and metal sheets (using Amplify® Mixed Media 6 inch shears).

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Supply List

Fabric

Felt

Ribbon

Enamel Dots

Burlap

Metal Sheet

Patterned Paper

Buttons

Gesso

Watercolor Pencils