Hello friends! Today I have a tutorial to share with you using Eileen Hull's new Twist & Style Tool by Sizzix.
I like to try out tools and this one is lots of fun. You can use it to twist wire, cords, floss, fibers and more.
I made some very simple, but durable, felt and wire flowers, which you can do quickly for yourself or as a gift to someone. They look great together in a vase, but I almost prefer just the one flower on its own in a glass jar. I also made a serviette ring using the same technique.
Start by die cutting flowers in any colour felt that you'd like. I used wool felt, which makes the flowers more durable than if you use ordinary felt. Any of Eileen's flower dies will work great. I used the Heart & Soul Flower and the Pansy Flower. But the Romance Flower, for example, would also look great.
I used mainly copper wire for my flowers. I am not sure what gauge it is, since my roll of wire didn't have that info. I've had this wire for a really long time. If the wire is too thick it might be hard to twist (also depending on how hard the wire is). I also used some silver coloured wire.
The Twist & Style tool consists of two parts, a handle and a holder. The latter has a suction cup underneath and you want to make sure that you place it on a smooth surface. I used my floor since my desk wasn't smooth enough.
Cut a piece of wire and fold it. Place the folded end over the peg on the suction cup part and tuck the two loose ends into the handle. Turn the handle to twist the wire. You can find a video where Eileen shows you how to use the Twist & Style Tool here.
Here you can see all the flowers together in the one jar.
I was having a look for serviettes in the kitchen and only found either Christmas or superhero serviettes. There are a lot of pretty serviettes stored in the basement, but I didn't have time to go get them, so spider-man it is.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and don't miss all the inspiration posted this month by the Eileen Hull Inspiration Team on the Twist & Style Tool.