Flower Power Rose Bouquet

comments (11) September 20th, 2008 in gallery     

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Phesselbro Phesselbro, member
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These roses are handcut from coffee filters and handpainted with watercolors. After the paint dries overnight, each petal is curled using a bamboo stick.  It is a time consuming process but well worth it in the end!

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Comments (11)

SewWannaBeGreat writes: These are breathtaking! Your skill at muting your colors is amazing.
Posted: 10:06 am on October 8th
Jackieann writes: These are utterly beautiful. They look real. You must have the patients of a Saint.
Posted: 8:00 pm on June 17th
jwannabe writes: I am absolutely blown away. It reminds me of the "celebration" ceremony of my mother's death. Her wish was for the immediate family only to rent pontoon boats, take a picnic of fried chicken, and play jazz music, then scatter her ashes in the lake. I happened to see some huge rose bouquets that morning at the grocery store and bought about 5 dozen. Each of us took part of her ashes in a cup and placed rose petals with them, when scattered in the lake, they sparkled and floated on top of the water, we circled the boats around them. It was absolutely beautiful and your roses look exactly like those bouquets. Sorry to be sappy, but sometimes the things we make can really touch people, and I just wanted you to know how your roses brought back great memories. Thanks.
Posted: 2:17 pm on January 25th
LuLuFuFu writes: Those are UN-REAL! Oh. My. God! Fabulous. Just Fabulous!
Posted: 1:54 am on December 13th
Aguja_Bruja writes: Wow, thats pretty enough to be an eco-bride's bouquet.
Posted: 12:10 pm on November 16th
RubyKitty writes: I'm not surprised these won the Flower Power challenge. They're lovely, such pretty colours.
Posted: 3:53 am on October 26th
dany4bec writes: woa!! these look totally authentic nice work!
Posted: 2:46 pm on October 8th
itry writes: These flowers are very, very beautiful... on close inspection, they are even more so. You either have the patience of a saint, or are quite talented (I suspect the latter).

Thanks for the source info. Going there right now!
Posted: 10:03 am on October 8th
Phesselbro writes: Go to Martha Stewart.com and do a search for coffee filter paper roses. There is an article and a video. Have fun!
Posted: 11:46 am on September 23rd
lucybug33 writes: really nice!
I would not have guessed coffee papers
Posted: 10:31 pm on September 22nd
ncurry writes: I would love to try and make these where could I find the instructions?

Thanks
Posted: 11:47 am on September 22nd
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