Creating Ribbon Flowers: The Nicholas Kniel Approach to by Nicholas Kniel, Timothy Wright

By Nicholas Kniel, Timothy Wright

Grasp the paintings of ribbon plant life!

Nicholas Kniel and Timothy Wright educate their approach to developing lovely ribbon plants during this selection of illustrated, step by step classes. With just a couple of yards of ribbon, you can also make the proper embellishment for any garment, domestic decor merchandise, marriage ceremony celebration and more.

• 33 flora supply a variety of innovations for any craft or stitching project.
• nine venture rules motivate you to create renowned ribbon flower goods, akin to corsages, boutonnieres, French bulletin forums, bouquets and hair pins, or to layout your personal creations.
• 10 ideas describe how you can organize ribbons to be used and the way to complete the ultimate flower with clips, pins and stems.

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Apply glue or double-sided tape to the back of the card stock; center the card stock on the front of your blank card, carefully applying pressure to adhere (Figure 8). variations: Tapered Bouquet (Stencil 2). Make a bouquet with pretty tapered flower petals. Follow the original instructions with the following variations: Before Step 4. Add the tapered petals. On the stencil, tapers are indicated with a small circle. Squeeze out a dot of craft glue, and pull it into a taper by placing the tip of a toothpick in the center of the dot and dragging it in the direction you’d like your taper to go (Figure 1).

Holding the frame firmly in place, take your credit card and drag the ink from the left edge all the way across the design area (Figure 9). Don’t push too hard; the holes in the fabric are probably pretty large, so it will not take much to get the ink to pass through. Carefully raise the frame to the “up” position and view the print. Make a few test prints on scrap paper to get a feel for how much ink you’ll need; you may need to make more than one pass over the ink with your credit card. Once you are happy with the quality of the print, position your balsa-wood card in the center of the Work Surface template and make a print on it (Figure 10).

Be sure to trace the rectangular dotted line, which indicates the edges of the card, as well as any artwork that extends beyond the dotted line (Figure 3) (the templates provided with this project “bleed” off the edge of the card, so the silk-screened area is larger than the card). Turn the frame over so the fabric side is facing up and you can see your pencil drawing through the fabric. With the frame fabric side up, use a paintbrush to apply a thin, even coat of Mod Podge to the areas outside of the design you have traced on your screen; apply until these areas are completely covered (Figure 4).

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