The instructor had brought in a few books so that we could try some other flowers. Looking at the doublet crepe paper that was available, I was really attracted to the purples, oranges and pinks and so I decided to try a few crocuses and some anemones.
Dipping the crepe flowers in the wax really does bring their colors out. They are much more vibrant after dipping and also it gives them a translucency.
I loved the leaves of the crocuses too and the brightness of the saffron stamens.
I've put the anemones in a vase in the guest house, and the crocuses on the bed stand. Flowers ready for our guests without me having to remember!!!
Doesn't it look like a fun class! It's made me want to create some clay flowers now too! I loved making all the stamens and everyone seemed to enjoy dipping the flowers in the wax!! A slow cooker with candle wax and you just dunk them in! Apparently you can wax real dried flowers too which makes them a little stronger. My mum uses a lot of dried flowers...maybe she'll give that a go.
Have you tried a new class lately?