12 Days of Christmas Inspirations, Day 12: Paper Poinsettia
This week I created a fast and fun paper flower to set the perfect table as part of the the Faber-Castel Design Memory Craft Mix & Match design team. Now if you've ever been intimidated by paint or combining colors, Faber-Castel makes it really simple for any level of crafting!
Step 1: Randomly cover most of the paper with the red Gellato ( however leave some white space unpainted). Next sprits with water then blend the paint with a paint brush. Allow to dry.
Step 2: Cut out 9 large poinsettia petals and 2 or 3 smaller petals to desired size. Using the Stampers Pen, randomly color the edges and surface of the leaf cut-outs. Using the fine pen, draw the leaf veins. If necessary, apply some white Gelato onto areas of the leaf and blend with your finger tip.
Step 3: Cut a small hole at the base of the each leaf. Using a chenille stem, bend the stem in half and insert both ends of the stem into the leaf. Bend the stem to the shape of the leaf . Assemble all the leafs with stems in a bunch and adjust to shape of a poinsettia flower. Secure stems by twisting the stems together. Add a dab of thick glue to the stick pins and insert into the middle of the flower. Use as a table or gift ornament.
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- White scrapbook paper
- paint brush
- thick white glue
- Chenille stems (red )
- Gellato (redcherry & coconut)
- Pitt artist pen fine point (Deep Scarlet Red 219***)
- Pitt Artist Pen big brush Stampers pen (Nougat 178***)
- Stick pins with white or yellow pin heads
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