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Topic: my first coffee filter flower attempt.  (Read 2747 times)
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« on: March 28, 2010 07:26:17 PM »

so this didn't turn out anywhere like i thought it was going to, but i still kinda like it Cheesy

i didn't have all the materials needed to make these, but i was able to improvise, such as using pipecleaners in place of wire, scotch tape instead of floral tape. i was just thrilled to have the cone shaped coffee filters! the edges are done in sharpie, the idea coming from a vague childhood memory of marker ink bleeding out on coffee filters thus making a really cool effect. but once i get around to gathering the right materials, i will be attempting more realistic looking roses to make hair clips Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2010 07:43:06 PM »

the shape is nice!

if you wanted the color to bleed more, you can spray (or possibly dab?) it afterwards with rubbing alcohol, i think that works.  there are posts here about how to make art that way, sharpie tie-dying or something like that...

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010 01:00:27 AM »

Love the flower. Thats a good idea.

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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2010 09:45:48 AM »

I like it. I really like the edging.

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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2010 01:06:25 PM »

other things to try for colouring the edges... (some might work better if done before the flower is assembled)

*Washable markers (allow the tips to stay in contact with the filter longer for a thicker edge)
*Use the sharpies, but take a little bit of rubbing alcohol to the edges after you line it with the sharpie
*stamp pads...they blend better than markers so you can achieve some really interesting effects

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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2010 05:42:17 AM »

That's very pretty!
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