It’s Silhouette Saturday time again! Have you tried making paper flowers with your Silhouette Machine yet? It’s one of my favorite things to do with my machine. I added a little twist to them by painting my paper with watercolor first. They’re so pretty on a package but they’d also be lovely on a wreath and you can use the same method with any of the 3D paper flower designs!
Here’s what you’ll need to make some:
- Silhouette CAMEO (or Portrait)
- Linen Coverstock (this holds watercolor well and is sturdy enough for the flowers too)
- Watercolors (I use these)
- Paintbrushes (I use these)
- 3D Pointsettia Design
- Kraft Glue (such as Tacky Glue)
Start by painting the paper. For each flower, you’ll need one yellow, one green, and two red papers (even though 3 are pictured).
Allow papers to fully dry. Meanwhile, set up the 3D Poinsettia design to be cut in Silhouette Studio.
You’ll need to cut the following for each flower:
- Red: 3 large petals, 3 medium, and one center.
- Green: 3 large petals and the small centers.
- Yellow: 2 centers in yellow.
I used the textured card stock cut setting in Silhouette Studio to cut these. You can see the assembly steps below or read them here on the designer’s blog. I like to curl the petals and leaves after I put the flower together (be sure to let the glue dry first so the flower doesn’t shift around on you).
The details of the watercolor strokes are so pretty on the flowers.
Since the papers are all one color, you can even let yours kids/grandkids help with painting the papers to keep them busy over the holiday break! 😉
If you’re a blogger with a Silhouette and are interested in guest posting on a future Silhouette Saturday, please email me for details!