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.