Paper + Water = Gorgeous Flowers

Add new dimension to paper flowers with water.  Yes, I said water!  We found this technique on DCWV Diary.

Normally, we keep liquids far, far away from our paper crafts, but when it comes to creating dimensional shapes, water can be your friend.

It’s really quite easy.

1.  Die cut or punch out the flower shapes – even plain circles work with this technique

die cut flower pieces

2.  Spritz some water to the pieces – not too much, just enough to dampen the fibers.

3.  Using your fingers, gently shape the petals and then set them down to dry.  You can continue shaping them as they dry if you want to.

wet flower petals

4.  Once all the pieces are dry, glue them together.

shape flower petals

5.  Assemble and add the finishing touches and now you have a beautiful paper flower!

glue flower pieces

Here are a few more photos of flowers made by shaping paper with water.  These were put together with brads in the center.

More paper flowers

Scalloped Circle flower

Next time you need a floral embellishment, take a look at your own stash and make some!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!