Making the Flowers:These are so easy to make. All I did was cut some long strips of paper bag and starting at one end twist them all the way down.Once I had a long twisted strip, I started on one end and folded the end into itself a little bit. This created the center of the flower. After that I just started wrapping the strip around and around the center until I came to the end which I tucked under neath the finished flower. On the flowers above, I cut a circle out of double sided sticky material and I peeled on side off to sticky. It was this that I used to keep the flowers in place while I was wrapping them, but I have also used a glue gun and just added a little bit to a small area as I wrapped.
Adding Color: After the flowers were finished, I did a little direct to paper on them for some extra color and dimension, but they could be dry brushed, with a bit of paint, glitter, rub and buff metallic, spatter painted or a variety of other things.
Creating Centers. I used copper brads in the centers of these but any little doodad could be used, even little lumps of glitter or they could be left plain. These are similar to the large flower I used on my Steampunk Shadowbox.