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Wednesday, 2 May 2012
WOYWW #152- Shapeabilities Spiral Blossoms
This is whats on my desk today- actually for the last few days as I have tried to get to grips with the blasted things,lol. For the life of me I could not figure out HOW I was going to get something that looked like a flower out of this:
After much trial and error, mainly error, I might add, someone pointed me to a You Tube vid,which gave me the answer. I had already tried there, but didn’t get a lot from what I could find. I am really surprised that there is nothing on the Spellbinders site as to exactly how you do these. Maybe its just me being dumb? I could find plenty on the usual Die-cut flowers, but not these Spiral ones. Anyway, I found one showing these dies, and discovered that A) you start rolling from the thinnest end( I had tried both), and B) it won’t look anything like a flower till its completely finished!
The dies, by the way, are Spiral Blossom 1 on the right, and Spiral Blossom 3 on the left.
So you start rolling them really tightly…. keep rolling….
I’m not left handed, by the way, I had the camera in my right hand …….
keeping it tightly rolled till you get to the end…
Now you let the flower go…… and it unfolds a little….Add some glue( I used a hot glue gun) to the large end piece, which is actually the base the flower sits on……..and hold it together for a few seconds.
Your flowers can be adjusted for how tight they are before you press it into the glue.
This is Spiral Blossom 1,( on the left) which is quite Rose-like.I think Number 3 (the black one) looks more like a Water lily.
You can ink the edges of the petals first, and fold them a little for a pretty effect.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I will say these are VERY dimensional,( about 1”, or 2.5cm high) so you would need to make a presentation box for a card.
So thats it for me. Pop over to the Amazing Julia Dunnits, at The Stamping Ground, for this weeks Worldwide Workdesk Wander- let us all come see what you’ve been up to.
I don’t know how this post is going to look to everyone, so if its not appearing very well, please let me know in your comments. I’ve been having loads of trouble with Blogger- it just won’t let me add any images to my posts. I’m pretty sure its a Firefox update thats caused it, but for now I am trying Livewriter, from Microsofts Essentials, so it will be interesting to see if this works. I can post in Internet Explorer, but I don’t like having to use that!