Sunday, September 2, 2012

I Made My First Coffee Filter Rose

I'm not sure how I like them.  They're alot better than the first one I made, but there's definitely room for improvement.  Remember the post found here:
 http://www.scrapmomsmusings.blogspot.com/2012/08/im-baaack.html#links .  Well, mine don't look that beautiful, but I'm still practicing!  

Here's what mine look like.  The white rose is before coloring it with watered down acrylic paint.

Below is the rose finished and colored with acrylic paint.  There is one problem though.
Once the flower was created (see the white one above), I dunked the flower in the paint solution and let it dry until it was damp---which took about 4 hours (maybe more).   I used an ordinary blow-dryer to hurry the drying process and it worked fine.  I did this because it's how the presenters in the other videos did it.    Once the rose was completely dry, and I was separating the petals, I noticed the splotches.  It's the acrylic paint that didn't dissolve in the water!  It's not toooo bad, but it's not perfect either.  Oh well---back to the drawing board!

Here are more photos:

 In my next experiment, I'm going to dye the coffee filters first, then cut out the petals.  I might try wetting the filters, then adding water color pencils to the edges and see what that does.  Hey, I have 11 months to get 5 bouquets done.  Do you think that'll be enough time?   My husband thinks I'm crazy to put this on my shoulders, but I love my daughter and I want her to have what she wants for flowers for her wedding.  

Wish me luck!
Lori

2 comments:

Lisa West said...

Your roses are beautiful. I scrolled down and saw the others in your past posts. Sooo pretty. I have been making a few rounds as it's the 1st day of school and thought I would get some blogging in! Enjoy, Lisa (Maine)

E said...

I can't wait to see how these turn out, I think they look great !