Saturday, June 22, 2013

Faux Leather Flower Hairclip Tutorial

The tutorial for today is a fantastic faux leather flower hair clip.

Supplies I used:
faux leather
Tim Holtz - Copper Mixatives alcohol ink
Mister Huey's - Dark Calico color mist
Beads in multi colors/shades
Sponge Brush
glue gun & glue
needle & thread
snap on & snap on clip

Start by drawing a single pedal (i roughed mine)
then I grabbed a piece of white faux leather that I recycled from the cover of an old address book.
trace 5 petals (with pencil) on the back (smooth side) and then cut them out.

To make a petal, pinch in the middle and then sides of the bottom of the petal. it will look like an accordion. Take thread and needle and stitch through the bottom a couple times and tie off.
Arrange the petals in the arrangement that looks best for you.
Now grab that needle and thread again and run through the bottom of each one until you have all of the petals attached on one string (top R. photo). pull the string tight and tie off. Too secure the petals from not moving. apply a dab of hot glue on the tip of the middle section, let dry. turn over and put another dab of glue to the middle of the back, let dry. Now it is ready to color and bling.

working on one petal at a time, I applied 2 drops of the copper alcohol ink and then using a sponge brush, spread all over the petal. It is ok if you can still see the white coming through. Finish all 5 petals, then move to the next step. Now spray a little of the color mist on a piece of plastic or paint palette. dip same sponge brush into the mixture and brush lightly around the edges of the petals adding a bit more darkness and depth.  Paint job done and now to finish the flower I grabbed 3 different shades and sizes of pearl beads and with the hot glue gun again i added beads until i was happy with the end result.

Flower finished. I decided to attach my flower to a snap on clip so that the flower could be used for more than a hairclip. I have snap on claws that it can snap on to also. this way I can attach it to an outfit or a bag. the possibilities are endless. 

Happy Creating!!


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  1. Beautiful!!! I love how it turned out. So glad to be your newest follower, love your blog:)


    1. Thanks Katie. I loved the end result too.