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madcrafter
« on: May 31, 2012 12:58:52 PM »

The wedding I helped to craft recently used all paper flowers centerpieces.  It took over 900 flowers to make them all.  But for some reason I wanted to make some for myself.  So today I was making paper flowers.  While I was at it I did a tutorial.  I would appreciate any comments or help.  Thanks!



The tutorial is on my blog
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2012 01:06:01 PM »

900 flowers! Holy cow!

They're lovely. I'm going to check out the tut right now Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2012 02:33:30 PM »

Unholy cow too!  With an average of 10 petals per flower, 9000 petals were punched.  We started with a brand new punch but around 6000 petals later it wouldn't cut anymore!  Good thing there were four of us working on them.  I got to the point that I could hot glue a flower in four minutes!  The reason I wanted to make my own flowers was to aee how they looked when using printed papers.  So far the one I made the paper was to thick.  But I will keep working on it.  By the way the flowers were made with regular printing paper and cost under $50 to make them all.  But next wedding, Fresh flowers!

Lois

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012 09:30:29 PM »

Oh My, 9000 petals, I'm beyond it, just making 10 flowers a day!!!!
The flower is very very pretty, soft & natural looking.  Your little group of 4 did a great job with them.
 Roll Eyes  I was thinking about doing a paper flower topary, well maybe not
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2012 10:31:59 PM »

Thank you, we pulled together and got them finish with two days to spare.  Most of the work was done in just 10 days!  We were understandably tired.  But it was worth it, the bride had a happy day.

Ten flowers a day sound like a lot of work to me!  I would love to see your work, please send me a link.  I'm still working on what paper to use.  The picture of the flower I posted shows a light purple but the paper was white.  The paper had just a hint of purple but when the flower was together all the reflection on the paper amplified the color.  Choosing the right paper isn't always easy.  I hope to make a topiary also but it will take a while.

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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012 10:54:48 PM »

Which papers have you tried?  I have been playing with old fashioned crepe paper and tissue paper in my flower making endeavors, but I would love to hear about other options!
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2012 12:35:06 PM »

I have been using scrapbooking papers so far and the ones I really like are to heavy.  I haven't resources to crepe paper but in the past I have made some crepe flowers,  The pattern that I'm doing is a scalloped heart design for the petals and I don't think a stretchy paper would work.  Spellbinders has a rose die cut that makes very nice roses.  I've also made fleece flowers for hats and the heart shape didn't work very well either.  For those flowers I chose a flat flower and stacked shapes from flower die cuts.  Recently I've been making spider roses using scraps of lace.  I have also made many ribbon roses  My favorite rose though was under an inch in size made using French beading method. I guess I've been searching for great roses for a long time.  Hope this helps.  I'd love to see your crepe flowers!

Lois
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Butterflyhandicraft
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2012 04:04:24 AM »

That is really good work. 900 flower must be very difficult.

Here i m posting my rose.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lx-0z17pArc/T888PUCEfWI/AAAAAAAAAAY/udNyKxZyVsw/s647/1.JPG

Do comment and let me know if you like it. i will upload more such artwork in near future.
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Art of Paper flowers.
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madcrafter
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2012 09:52:52 AM »

Thank you for the links.  The rose you made is lovely!  I tried to talk my sister into making the more realistic flowers but it would have taken to long.  The more realistic flowers would also not have looked as good the way they were arranged either.  Your work is amazing!  Did you use the spellbinder rose die-cut?  I tried to join your blog but Google is having a bad day.  Love the daisy too!
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2012 10:34:54 PM »

As i said its handmade and no die-cut is used to create it.
I can see you being added in the followers list.
Thank you very much for being a follower of my blog .

Uploading some more images .




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