HERE. I found out that you don't have to use the gesso and paint or ink over the flowers. They will harden just from the water and crinkling. I like the variation created on these without having used the gesso. I particularly like scrunching up the center layers a lot so that the brad doesn't show. Then you can use really cheap brads and they don't even have to match.
Now pardon this rather long post, but this flower tutorial is my gift to YOU and the lovely ladies over at Freshly Made Sketches to celebrate their 200th Post!!! WOO HOO! I've also made this card for the celebration using one of my newly made DIY paper flowers!
I'm linking up to the Freshly Made Sketches 200th Post Celebration HERE and to Word Art Wednesday #197 HERE. In just a few weeks WWW will be having its 200th post... WOO HOO! The fun never stops. Head on over and show some love. Leave me a comment linking to your own DIY flowers too! TFL!