Every project starts with a sketch, then moves to what she jokingly calls a “branch-off”: Each stem is laid out; after examining their shapes, she decides which of them will “win” a spot. The tallest go first. Other than that, she says, “I let the flowers be my guide.” If a poppy looks best facing left, she’ll create a design that showcases its good side. Next, she “colors in” the empty spaces with shorter stems but avoids any overlap. “I imagine the flowers are growing toward the sun,” she…
I originally did this tutorial for 100LayerCake.com, and it remains one of my favorite projects. Here I’ll share the original post, plus some extra photos and details about how I make paper roses. These unique flowers can be bound into bouquets, or worked into creative centerpieces and decorations. I use [...]
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The Flauden Planter is one of our most popular designs. Handmade from exterior hard wood and hand painted in three coats of exterior paint with a Farrow and Ball colour of your choice (Elephant's Breath, Down Pipe, Vert de Terre, Lamp Room Gray). The Flaunden Planter seen here is painted in 'Lamp Room Gray'