Don't forget to stop by the LSHD store for the weekend sale, hurry ends Sunday Oct. 14th!
I will do my best to explain the methods I used to make the flowers so you make some too.
After I open the file in my MTC software, I select all images and size it to where my largest petal in the file is approx 2 inches. This will make the finished flower approx 2 inches in size as well. Please note the file has 4 different size petals and quantities. So I cut out 3 of the large petals, 1 of the medium, 1 small and 3 x-small petals to make 1 3-D flower.
After my petals are cut,I then take a large stylus and slightly cup my first large flower petal.
Then I take the next large flower petal and cup just a little more then I did the first one.
Last large flower petal I cup it until my petals are up high.
Then I take the medium and small petals and cup them up high as well. For the 3 x-small petals I repeat the same as I did for the large petals in the beginning.
After all my flowers were done I chose a base. I did not have a vase, jar, or bottle available so I had to improvise. I took one of those large red plastic party drinking cups (approx. 16 oz.) and painted it black using acrylic paint. Since it was black I only did one coat. After paint was dry I turned cup upside down and made a hole in the center of the bottom of the cup, big enough to fit the flowers and my spider pick. I got my spider pick at Michael's. Please note paint can scratch off when assembling arrangement.
Once I arranged my flowers I took some purple organza scraps and added them in between flowers to help hide the wire. I added a bow around the cup and a non-dimensional flower in the center of the bow.
This ended up being a fun project than can decorate your table, desk or any place around the home or office! Hope you give it a try if my instructions weren't to hard to follow.