There are so many different varieties of gerbs - when I am creating, each one is put together a little differently. Some may have more petals, some are two-tone so to make them look as life like as possible the recipe will alter depending on the variety. The one that I am showing you in my tutorial is called Mayane. Enjoy!
Gerbera Daisy Tutorial1. To start - here is what you will need. 4 - large Blushing Bride (BB) daisies, 3 - medium BB daisies, 3 - small BB daisies, 1 - small Basic Black daisy, 1 - largest flower from the Boho Blossoms Punch BB, 2 - Basic Black largest flower from Boho Blossoms Punch, 2 - Basic Black smallest flower from Boho Blossoms punch, 1 - Old Olive Scallop Circle from Punch, 1 - 1 1/8" x 12" piece Old Olive, assorted thin strips of Old Olive (how to - step 21)
2. Take the 1 1/8" x 12" piece of Old Olive. Run a piece of stick strip along one of the long edges. To make the stem I used a dowel and the edge of my table to soften up the fibers. If you are making a vase of these you will most likely want to alter the length of each stem.
3. Once you have it all rolled up remove the stick strip and roll over top. I only pulled back the stick strip 1/4 of the way and worked my way down. Remove dowel.
4. Punch out 1 Old Olive Scallop Circle. Place Scallop back in punch rotating it so that the scallops are in between, punch.
5. Take the smallest circle from when you punched out the daisies and center that on your scallop circle and trace. With your Crop-A-Dial punch a hole in the center of the circle you just traced. Cut a straight line to the center. With your snips cut out along the traced circle and put a piece of sticky strip along one edge.
6. Remove sticky strip. Count over 4 scallops and and press in place. You should have a bit of a cone that looks like this.
7. Take your large BB daisies and curl the petals under with your bone folder. Once all four are done bend all the petals up to look like the daisy on the right.
8. Place a bit of Tombow Multipurpose glue around inner circle of daisy. Layer all 4 daisies.
9. Once all 4 are in place, take the sticky strip and place 4 small piece on the inner circle.
10. Take the stem, using your snips cut about 1/2" down at quarters only on one end and slightly open.11. Remove stick strip from gerb and attach all 4 tips of the stem to the top inside of the gerb. This will help give it the movement or the natural bend of the gerb.
12. Take the scallop cone, slightly bend the tip of the scallop backwards. Place Tombow Multipurpose glue around perimeter and slide up to base of gerb.
13. It should look like this. I liked to have my seams line up so I can turn them to the back when on display. It just help give it that real look.
14. Take the 3 medium BB daisies and curl the petals up this time. The first one just curl a little, the second a little more and the last one curl up the most.
15. Adhere all 3 daisies together.
16. Adhere to large daisy.
17. For the center of the flower take and curl your petals the same way as in step 14. You will want to layer them with 1 BB on the bottom, next a basic black, then 2 more BB. Curling in the petals a little more the further they go in.
18. With the large flower from the Boho Blossoms punch snip all around the flower to give you more petals to curl. Snip at the tip and in-between the petals.
19. Repeat with the smallest Boho Blossom flowers.
20. Adhere to center. This is what you should end up with. I used my snips (or you could use the piercing tool) to work the petals to fill it out more. Adhere to gerb.
21. To make the bear grass I took a 12" x 12" piece of Old Olive card stock and cut thin strips. The bottoms are a little wider and skinnier at the top - approximately 1/16" at top, even some go to a complete pointy tip and the bottoms are about 1/8". Take your bone folder and curl the ends just like curling ribbon.
22. Voila! You have a beautiful paper gerbera that will last and last.
I will be back on Monday to share the Vase tutorial with you.
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