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...
Have you seen this month’s amazing featured flower here at the Posey Box? The calla lilies are absolutely bursting with beautiful spring colors! To create the unique blends of color on each bloom, we used one of our favorite tools: Design Master. We’ve long been fans of the amazing line-up of colors these sprays provide and wanted to share why and how we use them.
Why Design Master?
If you’ve never used a spray to color paper flowers, you might be a little nervous. Paint on paper can be disastrous if done incorrectly, right? That’s why we love Design Master. It isn’t like the spray paint you’d find in the hardware store. They are made with a wide variety of surfaces in mind, including paper. Both the more transparent lines (like Just For Flowers or TintIT) and more pigmented lines (like ColorTool) build to opacity, meaning that the first layer is more transparent than opaque. This allows for the color of the paper to shine through and lets you...