This technique layers flowers between a sheet of wax paper (back) and
a single ply of kleenex (front). This is saturated with a mixture
of equal parts Elmer's Glue and water and is allowed to dry.
After dry the edges can be cut or torn to desired shape and attached
to a card front using spray photo adhesive.
- Flat dried flowers and/or leaves
- Wax paper, torn off in sections about as wide as the kleenex.
- White or pastel kleenex (I use white, cheap is good), with the layers separated.
- Elmer's glue
- Something to mix the glue and water in
- Brush (about 1/2 inch?)
- Tear a piece of wax paper as wide as the kleenex.
- Separate the Kleenex layers (you only want to use one of the layers at a time.)
- In a small dish mix up equal parts Elmer's glue and water.
(Start with a tablepoon or two of each, you can always mix more.)
Putting it Together
- On the wax paper, lay out the flowers in your design.
- Lay one layer of the kleenex on top, making sure all of your design fits under the kleenex
- Take the brush, and using a dabbing motion, wet the entire kleenex with the glue-water mixture.
Do not brush or press too hard or it will tear the kleenex. Be generous with the glue-water mixture
because all parts need to get soaked for them to stick together. As you are doing this the kleenex with
wrinkle up nicely.
- Optional: If you would like glitter, sprinkle it on now.
- Let dry overnight (or however long it takes until it is really dry.)
- To use, trim the design into desired shape and size. I prefer the torn look but it could be cut.
- Use spray adhesive (I use Photo adhesive) to attach it to the card.
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