Daffodil / Narcisi Flower Tutorial by Julie Lavalette


Hi Everyone, It's Julie here today. Thanks so much to everyone for their lovely comments on my Spring Bouquet last week, I loved reading them all. I had a few people requesting a tutorial on how I made my Daffodils out of the Black- Eyed Susan Strip, so here it is just for you.


These are the products I used to make my flowers. It is important to use Watercolour card for this technique and a Dye based ink. I found the Adirondack Ink (Sunshine Yellow)  kept the vibrance on my flowers the best out of all the Dye inks I have.


Spritz the die cut flower with water to dampen the paper but do not soak as it will go too limp. I like to press the water into the paper, then fold the flower as shown.


Keeping a tight grip on your petals, press and rub into your ink pad. Next dip into the water, lift out and press to remove excess water. You will now see how the ink has travelled down your petals to colour them. If you wish a stronger colour repeat the process.


Carefully open your flower back up. Pinch the ends of the petals as shown and press against your thumb to form the shape of your Daffodil. Dry with your heat gun re-pinching the ends of your petals half way through to re-tighten. Continue until totally dry. Your paper should now feel firm.


Cut the die cut strip in half winding around a cocktail stick repeating the colouring and drying process. I like to work with Pergamano or Cosmic Shimmer glue as find it grips quickly and doesn't soak into the cardstock /paper making it limp.


Cut a petal out of your flower to give the look of a Daffodil and press in the centre with your embossing tool.


Next put a little glue at the base and around the sides of the centrepiece.


Position the petals around the centre and hold in place for a couple of minutes.


Leave until almost dry and then start to pull petals back to open your finished flower. 


The bud is made in the same way without the centre piece. Just add a little glue and crush the petals gently together. Notice how I covered the base of the bud with a leaf and a little grass for a realistic look.


Here are the flowers once again on my finished tag with the beautiful Mayan Butterfly. Should you wish to see some more close ups photos of my ongoing tag and my background please hop over HERE to my blog.


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I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and I look forward to seeing all your beautiful Daffodils in our future Weekly Challenges. Good Luck to everyone entering Our Challenge this week.

Also, welcome to our new talented Design Team members, Lisa, Jenny and Eva. Click HERE to read all about them. 


Julie x

8 comments:

  1. You are too sweet to share a tute on this lovely flower...Thanks much. Love it totally :)

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  2. What a brilliant tut Julie, daffs are my favourite flower and yours are so gorgeous and realistic. Great photos too and your latest tag shows them off perfectly. Enjoy your weekend xx

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  3. Wonderful tutorial Julie! Love those pretty daffodils! Your tag is lovely. : )

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  4. Amazing flower and tutorial :)

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  5. Gorgeous daffodils. Thank you so much for the tutorial.

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  6. Wow thank you for this tutorial, I was wondering how you did those beautiful daffodils!! Gorgeous butterfly tag too xx

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  7. Great tutorial - thank you so much!

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  8. Stunning tag and flowers once again. Thanks for the tutorial!

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