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« on: May 01, 2011 04:59:25 AM »

Ah, I hope I've put this in the right place!

I've been lurking for some time and I've become a little obsessed with coffee filter roses; everyone's is just so pretty. I thought I'd use the royal wedding as an excuse to make some and I made myself a cheap wedding hat for a friends British tea party. I made a Union Jack dress to match, but these roses were way more effort, lol.

I think next time I'll have more patience and search out bleached coffee filters... None of my nearby supermarkets had any... I'd also not paint them unnatural colours. Incedentally, does anyone have any painting tips to make them look realistic?

Thanks for reading Smiley
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2011 05:32:46 AM »

They're very pretty - and I love the color!  Nice job.  They look great on the hat, too.

« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011 03:11:35 AM »

Thanks Smiley
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2011 04:25:27 AM »

I use plain old Dollar Store coffee filters and they work fine. I build my rose then dip in food coloring or the solid kind watered down then let dry. If the shade isn't dark enough I dip and dry again. It works pretty well for me. After it is the color I want I then seperate and curl leaves. I hope this helps
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2011 04:02:58 PM »

Cool Smiley Thankd for the painting advice; it didn't even occur to me to dip the things... that saves so much time...

I did like the fact that because I hung them up side down to dry, the colour was more intense at the edges... I wonder if that's because I used water colour paint. All the supermarkets that I can easily get to only sell brown coffee filters Sad I really wish they'd sell bleached ones. The brown makes them look like faded denim which wasn't what I was going for... But then, I shouldn't have painted them blue in the first place :p
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2011 10:51:38 AM »

Really pretty roses, love the colour

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2011 01:03:18 PM »

Try this link

They even do two toned which I think is very realistic.

I saw somewhere else that they used ink pads. They held the flower petal at the base and kinda twirled it to pick up tiny bits.  Sorry that I didn't keep the link. Hmmm, maybe it was on YouTube?Huh

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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2011 10:08:26 PM »

The faded demin look may not have been what you were going for, but I think they came out a great color -- and so unique!
Nice job!
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2011 10:32:55 PM »

Wow, these are fantastic!  And the hat is not silly at all, I would wear it  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2011 05:27:22 AM »

thanks for the lovely comments Smiley

Teeisme, I'll have to have a looksie; I'd really like to get the painting of these right... I think these types of flowers are much nicer than the average fake flower :p
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