Gathering Your Tools for Paper Flower Making



Hey everybody!  It's been quite awhile (years) since I've posted anything. Happy Independence Day!  I hope everyone is enjoying time with their families and friends.  

I've had several requests on my Facebook business page, https://www.facebook.com/beauandjolie/ of people wanting to know how I make my paper flowers.  I do teach classes locally in the OKC metro area an am willing to travel.  

I thought I'd start posting here again with instructions to easy flowers.  I'm posting these for free, but have included my Amazon Affiliate links for the tools and supplies.  

The most important thing you'll need is the paper molding tools from McGill.



Next, you'll need a padded mat to work on.  


A flower paper punch will also be needed to get you started.  If you don't have one, the EK Success Retro Flower Punch is a good versatile one to work with.


A glue gun is the easiest and quickest way to adhere the layers of your flower together.  I prefer the Surebond Precision Mini as you get the right amount of glue instead of a big blob like from the bigger tips.  



Of course, you'll need glue sticks also.  Again, I prefer the Surebonder brand.  For some reason, other brands don't seem to adhere as well.


Lastly, and probably most important, you'll need paper!  Cardstock to be exact.  I like this brand in the 12X12 size.  White is a good, versatile paper to start with.


Once you have gathered your supplies, You're ready to start!  I'll give some basic instructions with photos in my next post along with other suggested products to enhance your flower-making.  










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