Friday, June 1, 2012

Flower Frenzy!

IMG_1798  I’ve been on a paper flower kick lately!  There are so many variations and possibilities that it makes my head spin! 

If I were to spend much time on Pinterest looking at paper flowers I would never actually get to MAKING any!

Good thing this was one of the very first sites I found!  Made from coffee filters colored with water and inks I found the coloring process to be just as fun and fulfilling as the flower making process.  Ü

Sasilla has a complete photo tutorial on her blog.

This is my flower garden so far:

Flower Garden

On my next batch I plan to include some fun rubber stamped images onto the filters and see how that changes the way they look.  I’ve just started adding mixed micro beads to the tips of the petals and am delighted with how much texture it adds! 

Flower to bead

I just used a glue that I could apply fairly thin and that I knew would dry clear.  I touched the petals lightly with glue and then poured the micro beads over it.  Best to do this over a tray so that the extra beads can be tapped out of the flower.

Below  is my first completed and beaded flower.  I wasn’t sure how it would turn out so I picked the “ugliest” filter that I had colored so I wouldn’t be sad if it flopped.  I don’t think it’s ugly at all any more!  Ü

IMG_1801 So if you don’t hear from me for awhile,…… I’m probably in the craft room with my color wash sprays, colorful bottles of re-inkers and micro beads! 

Hugs, Suzanne

1 comment:

  1. I love paper flowers, too! Never thought about using coffee filters.....I don't drink coffee, but I think there is a box of filters in my cupboard....I'm off to look! Thanks, Suzanne!! xoxo Diane Quinlan


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