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« on: September 13, 2008 06:06:37 PM »

I found these bouquets online.  They have an artistic elegant touch which is what I am looking for.  Does anyone know what they are called?  I want to know how to make these!  Does anyone know how I can?  If anyone has a tiny suggestion please comment!  Thanks!

The flowers are made of parchment paper.

http://www.angelsinteriors.co.uk/images/brid_bouquets_crystal_lg_13.jpg

http://www.angelsinteriors.co.uk/images/brid_bouquets_crystal_lg_06.jpg

Thanks for the help!
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008 08:13:06 PM »

I don't know but they are supercool!
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2008 12:49:54 AM »

The beaded part looking very like this idea, the flowers look like long strips of parchment that have been moulded while damp and attached at the centre.

I have no idea what they are called but they are lovely, I bet you could try copying the flowers with tissue paper too. Good luck  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008 08:15:16 AM »

Many have suggested using the paper twist. When using the paper twist should I use something like ModgePodge, sealing agent, or water-down glue to form it and keep its shape? Am I even heading down the right road with this or am I totally off? Does anyone have any other ideas?

Oh how I wish there was a tutorial for this..
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2008 03:22:36 AM »

I would suggest tissue paper and a 50-50 PVA/water mix.
The easiest way would probably be to work layer apon layer drying with a hairdryer as you go.

I think, you'd have multiple layers of tissue paper, paint each with the glue-water, and then cut them with scissors [don't tear it, 'cause you'll suddenly discover that it has a grainline] and then tug them and dry them as you go.
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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2008 04:28:22 AM »

Lovely bouquet idea, and Nostrim really knows her stuff! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2008 01:23:21 PM »

Liquid starch might work, too~
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2008 02:18:59 AM »

I agree, I thought it was cloth cut into strands and starched
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2008 06:29:17 AM »

Looking around on that website, it looks like they made theirs out of parchment paper.  I would try it by taking strips of fabric (something thin, like linen) and starching them so they curve like you want them to.  Then add a big jeweled flower in the center. 

Also you could try contacting that company you saw the original ones from and ask what they make those bouquets from (try to sound like you want to buy them as a bouquet but are worried about the texture or stiffness of the bits).  I would suggest asking how stiff the swirly stuff is, that should give you an idea of what to make it from.  Hope this helps.
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2008 07:35:39 PM »

I'm not sure if this helps but ive made some fabric bouquets for brides who want a lasting alternative. let me know if i can help!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5450051
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