by Quynh Nguyen of The Posey Box
There’s something adorable about the spotted leaves of an Angel Wing Begonia, which I set out to capture in my latest tutorial.
You can adapt these techniques to make your plant as unique as you are. Give the leaves a more jagged edge, or create a redder variety. The possibilities are endless!
But first, let’s talk about glue and paint.
I used Aleene’s Clear Tacky Glue for this tutorial, and I highly recommend it. It is so much tackier and dries super fast. I also love that it doesn’t yellow over time, which is key for long-living flowers like ours. Remember to close the cap between uses—it’s easy to forget when you’re in the middle of a project!
The Tulip Dimensional Paint for the dots is so easy to use, and it comes in a variety of colors that you can experiment and play with. Consider mixing the colors together to get a darker or...
Last month I delved into scissors, what to look for, and what I use. Beside my Kai Scissors, I LOVE Aleene’s Tacky Glue, and that’s what we’re exploring today.
I love that Aleene’s Tacky Glue comes in so many amazing sizes and forms. You have the amazing glue pen, the very manageably sized 2 oz for better control, 3 oz, 5 oz, and even bigger amounts up from there, which are useful when you are doing large projects. I like using the glue pen to get really fine lines when I need to be precise. If I happen to be glueing lots of pieces at a time, I like to pour some of the bigger bottles into a small bowl and use a stick or a thick wire to dab a bit at a time on the ends of petals. Using this method, it makes the glue even more tacky and the drying time is shortened quite a bit so that you can work faster.
Here are some tips for when you are using Aleene’s Tacky Glue in your paper flower projects.
Close It Up
When not in use, keep your glue tip...