This week I have been working on a "bigger" project. It is taking me lots of time but I am loving it :) Today I need to undo some of the neglect to my home and THEN maybe I will do some crafting. I haven't posted much lately so I need to get going! My lack of posting does not mean lack of crafting for sure ;)
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One piece of the project I am working on is paper rosettes. I thought I would post those today and some how to instructions on how to do it.
Here is a picture of my final product rosettes, to be applied to my OTHER project I am doing. Look below the pic for a tutorial.
True to my form, I messed up on these :) So I did them twice. So you may notice the paper in the photos changes. I am going to post the directions and include "what I learned from my mistakes" with it.
2. Cut paper strips to come to 4 times the diameter you want the circle. In the photo I made 6" rosettes. So I cut 2 strips 12" each. You want the width to be half the diameter of the rosette, so mine are 3". When this was done I didn't like the size for what I was doing. So in my final pic you see 5" rosettes. For cutting on those I did 2 10" strips by 2.5".
3. First I scored every 1/2". I used my Fiskars cutter and Cricut bone scorer. Then I folded it "accordion style." What a pain!!! So, on my second attempt I "free folded" every quarter of an inch accordion style by hand. I actually liked the finished product doing it with that method more!
This is the 1/2" scored on my paper trimmer.
This is folded "free hand" at 1/4" with the new paper :)
4. Attach the 2 long pieces into one long strip. Make sure to match up your folds.
5. Connect it into a circle/loop
|This is the smaller rosette.|
|This is the bigger rosette.|
6. make it into a volcano like shape bringing the center together and pushing the edges out.
7. Keep pushing the center downwards and use a glue dot or 2 to stick it together in the center. I found a couple started to come up again at the center and I just applied more glue dots. I LOVE glue dots!