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« on: March 17, 2015 10:44:38 AM »

Hi everyone!
So I'm in the process of making bouquets for my bridesmaids and the ones in this link are my inspiration. http://www.weddingchicks.com/2012/04/11/metallic-wedding-ideas/
I went and bought  leaves and vine balls instead of the lotus pods and I'm making the roses from felt. Here's where I ran into a problem. I found the artificial daisys in the perfect shape (in the picture they're white) but the ones I bought are pink. My wedding colors are black and metallics and I would really  like to make those pink daisys white. I tried spray painting them last night with no luck and although there's a ton of tutorials on the internet about how to dye artifical white flowers a different color, I haven't  found any about how to make pink flowers white. Hopefully you all can give me some ideas!
Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2015 11:10:22 AM »

Hmmmm...I'm wondering if you paint them multiple times. Or maybe try an acrylic paint at first then spray paint white over it. It may be a bit time consuming.

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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016 05:00:49 PM »

If your wedding colors include "metallics" as you say, then the BEST thing I can recommend is:
spray paint them with krylon, either silver or gold....krylon metallic sprays are really cool on fake flowers (very funky look), and you can get for $4.50-ish a can at walmart.

either that, or spray paint MATTE BLACK, and then embellish with metallic paints, powders, glitter, etc etc...

you are probably never gonna get pink flowers to turn a clean white: you would not be "dyeing" (adding color) as you say, you would actually need to be "bleaching" (removing color), and that will be hard with synthetic materials, which is likely what they are made of.

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