Saturday’s wedding is now over and done and the happy couple are onto honeymoon fun. This is just a short post today, to let you know Artzzle has changes in play.
The Happy Couple
A New Look
I’ve acquired lots of new WordPress toys and tools, and will be playing with those often, tweaking Artzzle’s look. It’s EZ software though, you don’t even have to write your own code. Anyone should be able to quickly master it … even me 🙂 I’m looking forward to “playtime” and collecting comments on what you think about all the changes.
More Contact Options
While I love getting comments, soon you’ll also have a second contact option, where you’ll be able to attach photos you’d like to share.
Silk Flower Tutorial
I promised a little info on how to make the silk boutannaires, so here you go.
1 Rose Bud, 1 Leaf, 1 Small Piece variegated green
When working with silk flowers, I always use hot glue, as you need something to set up instantly. The lower temp glue and guns will work fine.
Glue (front side) of leaf to back of rose, then glue greens at base of (front) of rose
Here’s what you have now, a bare bout. Now we need the ribbon jacket
Before beginning the final step, adding the ribbon, I like to tightly wire-wrap the stems together, to give you a tight end to work with when you wrap the ribbon. I used a 26 gauge floral/craft wire here, as it is thin but still very strong, easy to work with and get very tight.
1 1/2 inch width Ribbon, cut in a 4 inch long piece
Glue over a small “hem” on each end of your ribbon. This gives you a finished look and prevents your ribbon from fraying
My next two pictures aren’t the best but I think you’ll be able to get the idea.
Glue one end of ribbon to the back of your rose, at a bit of a downward angle.
Begin wrapping ribbon around stem, carefully gluing as you go.
When your open end is about 1/2 – 3/4 in below the end of your stems, glue and fold it back up onto the stem. Continue wrapping and gluing remaining ribbon, around end of stem.
These are the finished bouts. Notice the groom’s bout is different. This one was altered a bit after the shot was taken. The groom felt it was too big, so I simply carefully snipped off the two side rose leaves, and trimmed down the white hydrangea. Now it’s still different but a more comfortable size.
I couldn’t close without including some of my gorgeous grandchildren. But I have to note, there are five more that weren’t in attendance.
All four Bridesmaid Grandaughters
Bridesmaid Grandaughters and Flowergirl Great Grandaughter
Until next time, don’t stress too much about it, just start your project.
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