Prints On Canvas

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Easy Flower tutorial using new pleated Maya Road ribbon....

I love everything Maya Road, and when I saw their CHA blog here, they had made the cutest flowers with their new pleated ribbons. I did it a little differently than they did - here's my version:

You just need a few things - Maya Road pleated ribbon, some type of really tacky glue (I used Aleene's Tacky Glue), and a center for your flower (I used a Maya Road resin flower).
First, I cut a length of ribbon about 1 foot long and put some glue on the second segment. This is to start the center of your flower. Then I folded the first segment onto the second and let it dry about 10 minutes.

I then put a line of glue across the bottom of the ribbon (the seam side) and started wrapping the ribbon around the center.

When I got to the end of the ribbon I let the flower set until the glue was dry. I squished the flower down slightly while the glue was still slightly wet to make the flower stay open wider.
After the flower was dry I attached the center piece.
I made two of the flowers (one in another color) and made a card with them!
You can find the new pleated Maya Road ribbon in the store here! There are so many colors to choose from - you should get them all!! And don't forget about our two contests - all the info is here. You only have until September 15th so hurry and join the fun!!



Keri said...

Wow, Valerie, GREAT tutorial with this ribbon! Love it and will definitely be stocking up at the YSS store...thanks! :)

Heidi Kelley said...

Oh, Valerie. I LOVE this!!

Keely Yowler said...

Love these, Valerie. Thanks for the great tutorial. said...

I want to make clothes out of these ribbons they're so cute!