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Topic: Dandelion Paperweight  (Read 18283 times)
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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2009 09:01:44 AM »

Oh, wow! I love dandelions and I've always loved these and never been able to figure out how they do it. I'm so impressed that you managed to puzzle it out and keep the puff together. If you wouldn't mind sharing your methods and suggestions for making one I'd be thrilled; I've wanted one of these for years and never been able to afford it.
A friend and I call our little dandelion-loving and dandelion-seeding cabal "the resistance", and every time we see a field of the puffballs or really anything dandelion related, or blow some across my neighbors' yard, we say "Viva la resistance!".  Cheesy Soooo... VIVA LA RESISTANCE!!!

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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2009 06:19:54 AM »

We are all wondering the same thing!

HOW'D she DO that!?!?!

So beautiful! Mesmerizing, totally!
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2009 07:33:03 AM »

Love them!

And like everyone else...how the heck did you do it?

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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2009 07:39:13 AM »

The one that worked is beautiful and elegant.  Really makes me want to try and see if I can get an intact dandelion too Cheesy
*checks out back yard* Why is it when i don't want those little puff balls around there are hundreds, but when I want one there are none to be found? 

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« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2009 08:17:43 AM »

My parents have one of these and I always wondered how it was even possible to capture a dandelion like that!  You did a great job, I like all of them!

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« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2009 01:58:11 PM »

In awe just like everyone else. I have always adored dandelions in puff form. I have always wished I could preserve it just like this. Beautifully amazing.

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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2009 08:06:13 AM »

Add me to the list of wonderers. Cheesy

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« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2009 03:05:05 PM »

WOW! That is amazing, how in the world did you do it?  You have me staring out into my backyard thinking about putting all of the flowers in my garden in resin.

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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2009 09:09:55 AM »

Very cool... I can see getting lost in staring down into the many projections of the puff!

Did you perhaps spray the whole head (lightly and repeatedly maybe) with an acrylic spray to make it stiff enough to lower slowly into the resin??

thinking about putting all of the flowers in my garden in resin.

EnginerdLisa, don't forget that most "wet" things like actual flowers won't work in resin so can cause problems if not thoroughly dried first --even looking fine for a month or more, then not.
 Also there will be color changes for some colors, though I hear daisies and clovers (white or green?) are okay at least.  There's been at least one discussion about doing that in one or more of the other threads concerning resins in other boards under the Jewelry & Trinkets category.

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« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2009 02:48:21 PM »

Wow this is beautiful!
Sadly, the only thing I can think of when I look at it is the book Cell by Stephen King. That's one of my all time favourite books though, so I guess it's not a bad thing! Tongue

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