My son's high school prom is just around the corner and I thought I would make his girlfriend's corsage and his boutonniere ... out of paper, and a little fabric!
So, I'm just playing here and moving kinda fast ... paper, cotton print fabric and a bit of green linen.
Here's what I did to make this flower:
First I cut out petal shapes from old book text and a printed cotton fabric. Using spray adhesive I then layered them together.
Next I stitched around the cotton , then around the paper.
Then I hand pleated the petals and machine stitched across the pleat, holding it in place.
Next I used a bit of Elmer's glue to hold the petals together.
Then I cut out a circle from a green linen scrap and then cut the circle in a spiral pattern ...
And twirled the spiral up adding Elmer's glue as I went ...
forming a little bud.
Ok, so, not sure this is the direction I will go for the prom flowers, but stay tuned and I'll let you see just how they turn out!