I'm too impatient, so I use my heat gun to dry the flowers. It only takes a few seconds and they are done. If your flowers are too scrunched or not crinkled enough, simply mist them and begin again.
This is what the altered flowers look like on a card:
Another take on this technique is to use Glimmer Mist rather than water. The result is a crinkled and tinted flower. Follow the same steps as above, but I suggest taking the flower layers apart and reassembling the layers once dry. For another tinted look, you can also "paint" the petals with watercolors. My favorite option is Twinkling H2O's because they have shimmer to them.
I hope you've enjoyed the tutorial and will give altering your Sewing Pattern Petals a go! If you don't have any on hand, HERE is a link to all the Sewing Pattern Petals in the shop. And here is a coupon code to save you 10% off your entire merchandise purchase: SPP10. Have a wonderful day! Tessa