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Topic: Coffee Filter Roses UPDATED 4/8/09 With Final Wedding Bouquet  (Read 39010 times)
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« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2009 04:45:50 PM »

I thought this was a real rose! Amazing. What a great cost effective idea for your wedding.
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« Reply #31 on: February 24, 2009 05:02:59 PM »

I've made coffee filter roses before, but they've never looked anywhere near that realistic. When I made them, I always stained the filter with teas, which kind of lends itself to being a natural color since it's just dried plants.
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« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2009 05:06:53 PM »

WOW! These are incredible. How creative! They are really beautiful, thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2009 06:07:56 PM »

Third time's the charm! Boy, is that one ever pretty!
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« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2009 08:50:22 PM »

Gorgeous! I too thought they were real. After 10 years in the wedding/floral industry I always think I can spot a fake from across the room, but yours fooled me!

The tricks to making your final bouquet look most life like:
Pick a shape/style that imitates real roses like if you clutch all the stems together and wrap them with ribbon. You can even use thin twigs from the back yard to imitate the stems since your wires probably won't be thick enough to look like real stems.

Use dried/preserved or real greenery. The real thing can be inexpensive, and will add the unmistakable freshness that will make your portraits carry through the life like look. Silk greenery is usually what makes an 'artificial' bouquet a dead giveaway. 

Good luck! Nice work! and Congratulations

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« Reply #35 on: February 25, 2009 04:17:08 AM »

Gorgeous! I too thought they were real. After 10 years in the wedding/floral industry I always think I can spot a fake from across the room, but yours fooled me!



THANKS!!!! This made me smile this morning. Thanks for the tips too, I actually hadn't thought of adding greenery, but its a nice idea. If I do, it will be natural or handmade, def. not silk!
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« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2009 07:54:39 AM »

your post inspired me to try this. i have been having SO MUCH difficulty just getting the things assembled, but from what i've been reading on the internet, the first few ones are always a mess... so i'm hoping they get easier over time, i'm planning on replicating a bouquet for my boyfriend's cousin as a wedding gift. thanks for the inspiration.  Cheesy
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« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2009 09:07:05 AM »

Yay! I think its a great craft to get into. I'm so glad you're going to try it, please feel free to post your pics!
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« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2009 10:55:33 AM »

Thanks for the painting tips!  I wish I had seen these when I got married...I had roses as my flowers and would have loved some of these...I did make "rose bud's" to hold our bird seed/rice in to throw.  Thanks again
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« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2009 07:25:25 PM »

Unfortuanately i dont have the right kind of coffee filters(i have the bowl/cupcake paper shaped kind)
but i tried making one anyway and it didnt turn out to bad. I am going to show my art teacher that link.
When i painted it the petals naturally got droopy. So wouold it be good to hang it upside down to dry or am i just using too much water...?
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