the cut edges to prevent the organza from fraying. Sand off themelted debris from the heat tool with fine grit paper later. Acandle can be used too, but I like the heat tool for moreprecision. This does not take very long; just a light touchingalong the edges. The heat tool can also be used to shape thepetals slightly, if there are coarse edges.
Warm up a larger heat source (I used my stove, but a candle canstill be used). Hold each single flower over the heat source,using the tongs to protect your hands. Gently move the floweraround, rotating gently, until the edges curl and the centre cups,until you are satisfied with the general shape of the flower.Repeat for all layers. This does not take long on high heat, sokeep a close eye on the petals. They may start to curl and rufflevery quickly, or they may take a moment or two. My elementcycles on and off, so depending on what part of the cycle I amon, it could be quicker or slower.Pictured on the left of the second picture is what the layers looklike after treating over the heat source, pictured on the right isthe petals before treating over heat. You want some cupping of the entire layer, and ruffling of the petal edges to give dimensionand texture. DO NOT TOUCH THE FABRIC TO THE HEAT SOURCE– it will melt, and if you are using the stove, it WILL make a messon the stove!