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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Miniature Flowering Plants

The last little while,  Dolls House and Miniature Scene Magazine has been running a series of flowering plant tutorials, by a Danish designer named Mette Laurentz (I think!) They are quite complicated in the sense that there are more than a hundred tiny, and I do mean tiny, hand-cut leaves involved, each of which has to be shaped and glued onto the stem. The pot they are planted in is 12 mm in diameter, or about half an inch!

And here is my take on her Osteospermum, also known as a Cape Daisy. The flowers are made of coffee filter paper, coloured with Japanese marking pens. The foliage is hand-painted paper, and the buds are paper with painted detailing. The flowers are two shades, with the darker ones being at the end of their blooming, and the lighter being just opened. The flower centres are black sand.

A pot of Christmas Roses (white hellebores) is drying overnight, it should be ready for photography tomorrow. That will be the last day of work, as Thursday is my volunteer day, and we leave on Friday for the CFB Shearwater Hobby Show. Once back from the show, I hope to tackle two more complex flowers; with all the snow we still have - we had a snowy Easter - I need Spring colour!

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