Friday, 6 March 2009

Foxgloves part 2

Not happy with the first attempts at tiny buds I have now decided to just make them exactly as they are in real life. A bud covered by leaves.

I was told I needed to put something to show a size comparison in the photos….I couldn’t think of anything except a match to show how small this one is. I am sure matches are pretty standard sized worldwide.

The wire will be cut off before it is attached to the main stem….I leave them on till the last minute...I have no way of holding them otherwise :-)

One of the hardest things I find when making tiny flowers is dealing with the glue. I don’t want any glue to show on the finished product so I have to be really careful how much I use. Plus these are so small I don’t have much surface area to put the glue onto. When working with tiny drops like this I put the glue on the bud and by the time I’ve picked up the leaf with my tweezers the glue has dried. So infuriating.

So today this is what I’ll be doing…making lots of little buds.

I also need to play around with leaves.

As you can see in this photo that Debbie sent me the leaves of a foxglove are all bobbly.

I am sure there is a correct botanical term for this but I don’t know what it is.

So, I have dampened a piece of my green paper, lay it on some coarse sandpaper and placed some heavy stuff on top of it.

Not sure if this will work but this is my experiment for the day.

I also will need to start thinking about how I could do this part of the plant.

See how the bud is folded over at the ends…looks like a little face to me…just add eyes :-)

I was thinking about this in bed last night and could not think of any way of making them like this.

I think I might stand a chance if I were making lighter colored ones but I think with the plum color I am using, even if I could figure it out I don’t think you’d be able to see it.

But then again, just because you can’t tell doesn’t mean I should at least try and do it properly.

I put stamen in many of my flowers and no one would ever know they were there…..but I know and that’s what counts.


  1. Oh my goodness, you have such patience! That little bud is just beautiful.

  2. Wow wow wow !!! I´m absolut exicited to see you doing foxgloves ! They are my favourite flowers and have big ones in my garden...I´m sure you need to plan making a lot of them because you will get a lot of inquieries soon !!!:o)

  3. OMG, it's amazing how many details you can see!! Where anyone sees just a nice flower you've been able to see an universe.

  4. Yes, i agre with Silke. These will be ever so popular.
    I'm so excited, i just can't hide it, i'm about to lose control and i think i'll like it. Who sings this, i can't remember?

  5. The Pointer Sisters...

    And I agree with Nikki! List me as an inquiry if you've got a list started.


  6. Patience...I think my particular brand of patience is called insanity.

    You know I have very little patience in real life ...strange huh !

    Rosanna....that is such a beautiful thing to say...thank you.

    I'll think about making a lot of them once I've managed to make one LOL.


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