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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Technique Tuesday {04.05.11}

For today's Technique Tuesday Tutorial, we're going to make flowers out of dryer sheets! Yep- you read that right-

Dryer Sheets!

These can be made from new or used sheets, so if you don't want to waste one- then grab it right out of your dryer and it'll work just fine!

I've been seeing lots of tutorials on making these and decided I wanted to try for myself with supplies we have right here in the store! They are so easy and turned out so pretty! And you can tint them whatever colors will work best for the papers you want to use! Here are the supplies you'll need:

- Dryer Sheets {new or used}

- Glimmer Mist OR Alcohol Ink

- Stickles OR Glimmer Glam

- Scissors

- Glue Dots OR Hot Glue

- Brads, Stones, Buttons, Etc {for your centers}

Let's get started!! - Layer your dryer sheets and cut out circles in varying sizes from large to small. I made 5 circles, each just a little smaller than the other. You don't have to be very exact with cutting your circles, just take a pair of scissors and cut. The circles do not have to be perfect, in fact I like them better with a "random" look!

Now for the fun part!! Spritz your circles with some Glimmer Mist- We sell Tattered Angels here in the store OR make your own using one of our many colors of Adirondack Alcohol Inks! Simply fill your Mini Mister with water, a few drops of alcohol ink and if you want some glitz- a pinch of Perfect Pearls (or mica powder). Allow them to dry.

Once the sheets have dried completely, it's time to add some glitz & glam! For the lighter circles, where I used the Alcohol Ink, I painted on Glimmer Glam "Tinsel Town" for a splash of bling! On the darker circles, where I used the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, I chose to give them some sparkle by adding Diamond Stickles around the edges.

Let your bling dry completely, and then you can build your flowers! Using Glue Dots or Hot Glue, stack the circles to make lollipop flowers. Add centers and there you have it! Dryer Sheet Flowers! Here's a close-up of my final result:

I placed my flowers on a page using the gorgeous "Spring Market" line by Webster's Pages that we have in the store!

So stop by the store this week and take advantage of our Technique Tuesday Sale! Receive 25 % off all Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glam, Adirondack Alcohol Ink & Stickles!

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