I so enjoyed my day making flowers. A whole day doing something new with a quick lunch hour to do some shopping too!
The idea of the class was to make small crepe paper flowers which you then dip in melted wax to create a more translucent effect. The "nosegay" part was a little bit of a misnomer however, as our little posies weren't scented. Maybe we should rename them "eyegays"!!! I asked the instructor if she had ever scented any - but she hadn't. I think maybe adding a little essential oil would make the posey gently scent the room..... or make your nose gay.... Maybe I'll try that.
|Wild rose and orange blossom|
|Cornflower, handpainted wild rose, and apple blossom bud|
|Cornflower, daisy and wild rose|
Today's photos are all the flowers she taught us directly (with the addition of the daisy). Tomorrow I'll post the other flowers I tried on my own that are lot brighter in color!!!!
I've decided that I'm going to 'scatter" these around the room in the guest house as decorations. As you can see in these last two photos, here are the whites on the bed.
Don't you wish you'd come with me? More tomorrow - hope you'll come by and take a look.