Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial by Liva

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I wanted to share a tutorial on how to make pretty flowers using just white masking tape.
 All you need is a punched or cut circle from a cardstock or paper scrap and white masking tape (well you can also use the yellow or other color as well, but I will get to the part why I use white ones).
 Just take the beginning of masking tape and start pleating it slightly overlapping the edge of your circle.
 When you have pleated tape all around, continue pleating it more towards the center of the circle. Do this till you've covered all your circle.
 And here's why IO use white masking tape - because you can apply almost any color medium to it and have flower that matches your project. In this case I used diluted ColorWash to spray my flower.
 Add a beautiful brad or button to the center of your flower. Then ruffle up all those tape layers to give more flower like look and it's ready.
 You can also use inks to add color just to the edges of your "petals".
 As masking tape comes in different widths, experiment with all of them. The ones that are wider will give you more larger and fluffier flowers.
And here's a card that I made using my masking tape flowers. You can use these to also decorate any paper crafting projects as well as some home decor as well.

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12 Responses to “Show Me Sunday - A Tutorial by Liva”

Debbie said...

Just brillinat Liva, what a fantastic finished flower.
Must try this now.
Thanks for sharing.
debbiex

Pooja said...

Wonderful flowers ! They are so easy and look beautiful thanks for tutorial.

Lizzy Hill said...

Never seen anything like it - what a FAB idea!!! I'll definitely be trying this - TFS:):):)

BrendaB said...

What a creative idea! Thanks for the tutorial!

Steven Samuel said...

I was staring all the pictures respectively & I must say your work is fabulous. Your tutorial is written in so brief that would compelled me to think that you are writer too. Will you please tell me, is there any special kind of cloth required? Thanks for sharing informative tutorial!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

this is so pretty!!! Thank for the pictures on how to do it!

Sue Lelli said...

Liva, that was a GREAT tutorial and so Clever! Glad i saw it!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the wonderful flowers. Not seen white masking tape before; only yellow. Will have to look for it.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Lori Apgar said...

Great tutorial Liva!!! Never thought of making a flower out of masking tape before!!!

Bea said...

fab flowers Liva and a great tutorial - I always have masking tape as I often forget where it is and end up buying a new roll and then guess what the original one turns up !! thanks for sharing

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Wow...What a great tutorial. Love using masking tape to make a flower. Will be doing this one. Thanks for sharing.

Rachelle

Lauren Woods said...

That’s wonderful! I would never have guessed those flowers were made from tapes. And they certainly made for beautiful card adornments. With a bit of creativity, there are really tons of things you can do with a tape. Thanks for sharing this excellent idea!

Lauren Woods @ Adhesive Tapes