Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sheer Flower Tutorial~Something Special

I have been playing with sheer fabric to make these gorgeous flowers.  All you need is sheer fabric cut into several size circles, I used 3 inch and 2 inch circles.  Once you have cut the circles I layered them in 2’s and 4’s to create the flowers.   


You then take a tea light candle and pick up your sheer circles with tweezers and hold it over the flame.   The closer you get to the flame the more curl you can have.  Now remember you are working with FLAMMABLE fabric!  It CAN catch fire!  I blow it out but if you are not comfortable with blowing it out keep a small bowl of water next to you that you can drop the lit fabric in, safety first.  Here are some samples I have created:


You can add buttons, gems, pearls or anything you like in the centers.  I used Jolee’s bling and House of 3 gems.

Now I made this 6 x 6 page for someone very special.


This is the front with a special message inside~love how my flowers came out.  Then this is the back:


Love my bears!  The extra thick mulberry paper really makes them pop.  I added stickles to the dress made with a junkitz flower.  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Hugz, Z


  1. your flowers came out nice! Love the white tear bear with the flower tutu. so cute.

  2. They are beautiful. I love the one with the heart gem in the center!

  3. Aw Zandra, your bears are beautifuland the mulberry IS so very tactile. Love , love love the beautiful flowers, thanks so much for sharing the technique with us. Sue x

  4. WOW! Your flowers are gorgeous. tfs. AND I love love love your teddy bears.......sooooooooooooo cute.

  5. Great technique Z and beautiful flowers. We just played with that technique at a workshop Belle and I went to the other week. Cute bear too. Love the tutu. Hope to see you when we are home over easter. Have a great weekend. Angela