I remember you posting these a while back, and thought they were pretty. So once I saw your finished product I was amazed. SOOOOO... I hopped on over to the site, watched the tute, ran out and bought the stuff and so far have made one rose. I don't have a digital camera, so I can't post a pic, and it's kinda wilty looking, but could pass for a dying rose.
It isn't great, but I can see where I learned a LOT during the construction of my first one. I will do things differently next time, and I hope they turn out half and pretty as yours did! Everyone(my coworkers and my boyfriend<- he appreciates craftiness) is soo excited, I have already been asked to make some for some people when I get better at it. Since I will be turning in my 30 page paper tomorrow, I should have more time to work on them. There are two downsides to these tho... 1. the floral tape makes my fingers sticky and it makes the petals stick to them when I am trying to wrap the stems, and 2. it took a LOT of white watercolor for me to "prime" them to receive their permanent color. Any suggestions for stretching my white watercolor further?
Thank you everyone, SO MUCH for posting all of these updates and links and suggestions. I will be making bouquets of these in the future!!!