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Old 02-11-2011, 10:53
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ok so i saw a video on making a singed flower and the lady put it all together and then used a heat gun to curl the edges.... ok now i cant find the video and i cant get mine to turn out at all so i was wondering if anyone had any tips they would share, on like what material works best.. i have satin, organza, tulle... tryed to layer the different kids that didnt work..lol and i got the heat gun cause it looked to work so easy for her and no burtn edges... well its not working for me

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where did you got the gun? I went to my Joann and Michael's and they don't have them. I think if you searched lollipop flowers you might find your video.
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I've made several singed flowers now with costume satin from wmart. I went and bought real satin cause I wanted new colors and ALL of it catches fire instead of singeing. What in the heck am I doing wrong?
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it is likely more acetate/nylon so it burns instead of singeing taffeta does not work at all, you need a mid weight satin too heavy and it wont melt right and too thin and it just doesnt singe well
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I got all my satin from wal mart. I just used a candle and you dont even have to get really close to the flame before the edges curl up!
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where did you got the gun? I went to my Joann and Michael's and they don't have them. I think if you searched lollipop flowers you might find your video.
Joanns they had them on sale the other day. they only had ine style and it was in the scrapbooking section. also hobby lobby has them for $19 i think.
oh and yep it was the lady doing the lollipop flower thank you!!!
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it is likely more acetate/nylon so it burns instead of singeing taffeta does not work at all, you need a mid weight satin too heavy and it wont melt right and too thin and it just doesnt singe well
ok, thanks for the taffeta note!
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