Prints On Canvas

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Creating dimensional embellishments

I love dimension on my projects and a simple way to create this is by using accordion flowers. Make them out of a strip of patterned paper, layer other elements on top, and you're ready to go.

Here's the 3D embellishment I created using Webster's Pages papers:

To make the accordion flower, first cut a strip of patterned paper measuring 12"x2". Punch a decorative border along one side.

Accordion fold the strip. If your decorative edge has a defined pattern, fold your strip according to the pattern. It'll make for a more pleasing design.

Glue the two ends of the accordion strip together, flatten it and attach the accordion flower to a piece of circle cardstock.

Gather up different elements you want to add to your embellishment. For this example I punched out a 2" circle scallop, cut out the musical score image, and created a little butterfly, all from the coordinating Webster's Pages patterned papers.

Layer the different elements on top of the accordion flower:

And that's it. Here's my completed dimensional embellishment on an altered jar that's all ready for Christmas candy. :)

Have fun making your own three-dimensional embellishments!



Miwa said...

Wow, that's just beautiful! And a wonderfully handy tip just in time for the holidays. Thanks!

Denise said...

Fabulous idea! Love it :)

Valerie Bishop said...

What a gorgeous flower Sue!! Love this idea!

Keely Yowler said...

This is SO pretty, Sue! Thanks for the tutorial.