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Shaping Paper Petals: Smooth Round Curl

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Shaping Paper Petals – Smooth Round Curl. Quick video guide.

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Shaping Paper Petals – Smooth Round Curl

In the following video I’m sharing a closer look at my favorite petal shaping technique that yields smooth shape without any creases.

Tools needed – Bone folder aka paper creaser. There are few different bone folders that you might want to try out – and the main difference would be the length and weight. I absolutely love my 8″ long and heavy bone folder, it works the best for the petal shaping technique in the video below.

8″ long heavy bone folder

6″ standard bone folder

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Beautiful Smooth Petals

On a flat surface, position the petal with it’s back side facing up. Place the bond folder closer to the petals base and with light pressure applied slide the petal with other hand.

Don’t push the bone folder too hard or you will leave a visible mark – this might take some practice but the result is worth it!

More Paper Flower Petal Tutorials can be found ->here<-

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Paper Flower Petal Tutorial: Shaping with Bone Folder

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Hello, everyone! In this quick and easy paper flower petal tutorial I’ll show you how to use bone folder (aka paper creaser) to give your paper petals that smooth and beautiful curve. This is an amazing tool that I use for many flowers I make. Bone folder is pretty versatile and truly wonderful – everyone can learn how to use it. Cheers!

1. Bone folder on top 

I use it for shaping both large and small petals. However, for extra large petals I recommend using method N#3.

2. Bone folder behind the petal

Your thumb will slide along the petal – best used on smaller petals and petal stacks.

3. Placing the petal on flat surface

This method might seem a little bit tricky but it creates very smooth curves. Definitely usable on large petals when its hard to secure them with your thumb.

Visit this post to take a closer look on how to shape a petal without creases.

Bone folder is very useful not only for shaping paper petals but also for many other paper crafting related techniques – I will cover it in my upcoming articles.

Happy Crafting!

More Paper Flower Petal Tutorials can be found ->here<-