Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Windmill Flower

and another Sweet Valentine

In an attempt to downsize my magazine hoard collection, I have been going through them and picking up some old ideas. I have promised myself, that once I try something. I can then get rid of that magazine. Here is an interesting bit I came across in an old 'Stampington Publication.' It was originally intended to be used as a pin wheel. I thought it looked good in mini as a flower. Give it a whirl {pun intended} I is a fun thing to try.

This is the template sketch. Mine was about 4" x 4" square. Just sketch on tissue or some other reusable paper. NOTE: the black dots indicate the punching holes. Use double sided paper. You could even make huge flowers with 12 x 12 paper
I cut two layers at a time. You will not see the punched holes in these diagrams...Trust me, and punch them before you continue. Be sure you are in from the edge of your windmill arms, so you can place your brad later.
Place an ordinary pencil as shown and gently curve your wings around the pencil. I also did this in stacks of two. 
Start with the brad through one arm and continue around all 8 in order slipping the brad through each hole then entire stack through the centers of the stacked pieces. It might be a bit tricky depending on the size of flower you are making. Or maybe I just have big thumbs LOL. 
This shows you how they will look stacked together. I used contrasting colors so you can see the them better. In my samples, the pieces are identical. This is the inside of the double sided paper. The 'good' side will show once you sink the brad in the end of the arms and though the center hole. To get them to line up, stack then take the top one and gently twist it to the back so the layers overlap.
Finished wheel flowers, with center brad and inked.
Once they are secure, you can flip it over and readjust the flower petals.

Finished layout with flower
Supply List:
Kaiser Craft Paper 
David Tutera Hemp
Brads from previous projects
Cropodile Big Bite Hole Punch
Distress Ink Mahogany
Thickers Alphabet
Clothes pin from the stash.
1-ridiculously cute Grand Daughter


Jessi Fogan said...

Those flowers are sweet! Not as sweet as that little angel in the picture though :) Love the pose!

Ulrika said...

Adorable! And I absolutely love the pin wheel flowers!
Thank you for visiting my blog, and joining the BoBunny blog hop!

Farm Gate Creations said...

Your blog is absolutely adorable along with the pics of your family. I'm so looking forward in seeing what you get up to in 2014

Rowyn said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I am off to have a look around yours now :-) Have a great day.