If you haven't visited Darlene's blog over at It's an Inkin' Stampede, you are missing some great posts. This week's technique is so beautiful I immediately wanted to feature it here. Darlene had already made the video, but for any of you who are unable to view it, I have captured some images and added brief instructions.
Using a bone folder and a foam pad (you can use a mouse pad) Darlene presses the outside edges of the side and lower petals to give them a fluted look. Then gently curves these petals up to give them a three dimensional look. The top two petals can be curved slightly back. (This is much easier to see on the video.)
Place a small piece of sticky strip or similar adhesive on the inside center edge of the back of each petal. After placing the first of the top two petals, place the second so that it overlaps the first by half. Then add the two small side petals. Notice in the picture you can see they are slightly curved.
If you want to try this technique and you don't have a butterfly punch, be sure and visit the blog hop this weekend. I'll be giving away butterflies as blog candy on my blog hop post!
Visit Darlene's blog or leave a comment and let us know what you thought about today's tutorial. Also, if you have an idea for a tutorial, or would like to demonstrate a technique, please write us at email@example.com. Thanks again, Darlene for sharing this technique with us!