I mightve mentioned in passing
my son is getting married this Spring.
The Bride has asked me to help her with decorating.
Ive been on pinterest WAAAY more than Id like to admit.
I have found some really fun ideas and will be sharing one today,
since thats what Ive been creating this week.
Im laughing because my "studio space" Is a drafting table in the corner of our back room.
It has about 4-5inches of " halfway created stuff" piled on it.
I thought it might be great incentive for us to also show our creative place each week-
that might encourage peeps like me to actually CLEAN our creative place and use it.
(instead of just moving to the Dining room table which has to be cleared off at mealtimes!)
You have to just laugh at yourself every now and again dont you!
Go ahead, it will feel better.
Just take a breath,
offer yourself a little grace.....
I will wait on you.
Told ya! Wink.
Here is what Ive been creating-
Im knitting a shawl for myself.
If the bride chooses peacock feathers as part of her decorations it will really look pretty.
Not sure if I will need it for a Mid May wedding in Florida.
I started making flowers.
The Bride wasnt really crazy about the idea.
"Flowers made of paper?"
I showed her how pretty they were.
But she still wanst convinced.
I really wanted to try my hand at it and figured we were going to throw a shower.
So..... I am getting ready for a Bridal Shower.
If she likes what Ive done then I will be a few steps ahead.
I first started with the coffee filters we had on hand. They are a 1-4 cup size.
Yesterday my daughter and I were out running errands and I picked up 8-12 cup size.
I will link to the tutorial in case anyone wants to try it out.
All you need is coffee filters, scissors, and watercolors.
See, my knitting needles came in handy for something other than knitting,
you could use a skewer.
On The tutorial I saw the author used pliers.
I cut the filter in a spiral and started wrapping them starting with the tiny part of the spiral for the middle all the way around.
You end up with this circle at the end and apply hot glue here at the end .
see you put the dab of hot glue here.
I end up with this- Im not gluing just yet.
Add color next to end up with this.......
To apply the color:
I went though my beginner watercolors and put some in a little pan I dont use.
A styro egg carton would work too.
I found if I dipped the flower in my water
squeezed out the excess Water.
Then apply one color on one end
another color on the other end.
The water would wick the colors toward the middle.
Some flowers I also used my paintbrush to put some yellow
or if I wanted it to be like a rose pink,or red in the middle wad of paper.
Then I took the paintbrush to apply the paint to the edges of the petals.
My son (future groom) stopped by and I showed them to him.
He thought they were real.
(I hadnt tried the blue and purple yet-
only doing that to add to things if she does decide peacock colors)
I will mention this was only a few hours of work.
I do them assembly line fashion.
Cut them out all at once
then roll them up,
then sit down to apply color. (IMO the best part!)
Of course I will need to add stems with floral wire and tape.
If you want to see a few more tutorials:
This is whats in my studio this week.
If youd like to see more creative hearts
go take a peek at Studio RJU.
Under His wings,