The Character Shaping Tool is the perfect beginner tool for flower shaping, as well as other uses.
The tool measures 6" long and has a rounded (ball) end on one side, and a thinner "scoop" end on the other side.
The "scoop" end of the tool can be used instead of a bone folder for creating crisp creases in cardstock.
With the "scoop" end, you can also use the tool as a spoon to measure out small amounts of mica or pigment for mixing in mediums.
The "ball" end is used for shaping and distorting, as in flower making. Using a foam mat or soft mouse pad as your work surface, slowly "draw" small circles, applying even pressure, with the ball end of the tool over your die cut petal pieces to loose the paper fibers. The paper will start to curl, giving your petals shape and dimension.
Another use for this shaping tool is with clay. Both ends can be used to make indentations and designs into air-dry clay. The plastic material won't stick to the clay, making it an ideal tool for creating your own designs.