Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hair Flower Tutorial using Sizzix Big Shot

I have finally been able to get back into the swing of PaperCrafting things!  After getting together with my upline and friend, the awesome Beckie Kareck, when she was visiting this area, I was inspired to try this flowering hair accessory.
Here is my Stampin' Up Big Shot with the fabric already loaded and ready to cut.  I learned that you can cut 8 layers of cotton at a time!! To make this project, though, you have to use synthetic fabric like polyester or nylon. Also, notice the Melon Mambo paper..used as a shim, it makes the die cut perfectly through, no ravels.
I used the Scallops #2 to get these 2 different sized scallop circles.  I used shear fabric with glitter and sparkly black.  This was hair bling for a wedding but I have since because comfortable with wearing it all the time.  Sequins in the daytime is hip right now, don'tcha' know. ;)
Now you want to use a surface that won't melt and I thought the bottom of a pot would be perfect.  And you need something long and heat resistant to hold down the scallop cirlces..which led me to a wooden spoon. Now get your heat tool [normally used for embossing] and put it less than an inch from the fabric.  YES, an INCH, not the 7 inches we normally tell you so you don't scorch your paper.  The point is to melt the fabric to get the rustic rough edge.  As it melts, keep moving the fabric with the spoon so you can heat around each edge. It might smoke but that stops quickly.  As many times as Beckie has done them, she said she hasn't had any fabric catch on fire yet! ;) 

This is the circles after melting each of them.

These are the supplies used: Fabric, synthetic I did 5 layers to get 10 scallop circles, of which I used 7 or 8.  Clear Rhinestone Brads.  The Sizzix Big Shot and the Scallop Circle #2 die, as mentioned before.  I then attached the finished flower to a hair pin by sewing but easily could have adhered it to a pin.

Okay, flash makes a bad close-up.  But you get the idea.  This is the finished product.
Finished Project in action in my "un-done bun" on the way to the wedding..
I am including this as one of the projects we are doing at my upcoming Christmas in July Stamp Class and Retired StampStuff SALE on July 24th..  More to come about that...I am back to blogging slowly. thanks for reading..tell me what you think.  Directions good or clear as mud?

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