Tuesday, 25 August 2015
I have been playing with paper again just lately. The red rose is made from a coffee filter and the carnation is tissue that was wrapped around a bouquet of flowers that Tony bought me last year. I will make another rose but will use a template to cut the petals as I don't want to have the crimped bit of the filter on some of the petals. To colour it red I mixed a little gouache into a small bowl of water and then dip dyed it. I hung it to dry and then curled the petals to make them look more realisic. As usual it looks so much nicer than the photo portrays.