A quick post to share how I make my Tattered Pine Cone Flowers and in particular the ones I used on my April Tag.
I used the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique and a bit of spritz and flick on some cream card stock using Stormy Sky and Vintage Photos Distress Inks.
Then I die cut my flower so I ended up with this sort of graded colour scheme - although it is a bit hit and miss! Make sure your card stock is completely dry.
I spritzed the flower lightly with some water and scrunched up each leaf in a concertina fashion. You can do a full "scrunch" but there are a couple of weak spots where the leaves can tear. Either leave it to dry or blitz it with a heat gun.
Once dry tease the individual leaves out a bit with a bone folder.
Then "wind" the flower - I find the quilling tool just as well on these as any of the other flowers I make.
After sticking it down I then turn out the leaves with a pair of tweezers - this way you can mould the flower however you want.
If you get a split don't worry!
Just roll them up separately and make little buds. Again just mould the leaves with a pair of tweezers.
I hope you find this tutorial useful and just a different take on how Tim makes his pine cone flowers. I do like a bit of a crumpled look!