Sunday 11 May 2014

Handmade Flowers

A girl needs to fill her time in somehow whilst sitting in a hotel room on an evening, I've never been one for venturing out on my own so I thought I would bring something to occupy my time.
A watercolour pad and paints, a paint brush, scissors and glue.

My friend Lizzy told me about a new tool on the market and I had to get it .
The Marion Smith Bloom Impression Tool, a simple little thing really.
I cut out the petals by hand and dampened the paper before adding a watercolour wash to them.
I thought it was very nice of the hotel to leave me a laminated sheet on the dresser, perfect to wipe clean when I was finished.
While the petals were still damp I began using the press.
Placing the petal on the hollow side.
Then pushing the two together, giving it a little twist.
Then hey presto a petal is formed.
I started over with another batch in yellow and then set them out in a neat row all ready to be stuck together and shaped into a beautiful rose.
You can see from the photo below I stated with 3 for the center then 4 then 5 and the last layer of 6.
I think you can see that the end result is something quite beautiful.
And from the side.
And one in pink.


Wendy L said...

Wow, quite an amazing tool. xxx

Kay said...

A very clever little gadget Jak. The flowers are beautiful and I love the idea of watercolouring them. Love watching you on C&C. XX

My'scardcorner said...

They are lovely Jak and as you say a clever gadget since way to pass the time on your own very productive love them

ike said...

Ooooh !! Cool and such a clever little Giszmo :-) Great roses :-D
IKE xxx

Val Jones said...

What a great little tool Jak. Very pretty flowers.
Loving the shows.
Love Val in Spain x

tilly said...

beautiful flower, I think this will be very much in demand!

Sue said...

A lovely way to spend your time Jak,love your roses and handy tool.
Sue x

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous flowers, got my tool yesterday so just got to find time to play. Enjoy your day!
Linda xxx

ursula said...

Glad to see you are like me Jak, never like to twiddle my thumbs!!!! Quite a handy little tool, making some really pretty little flowers....well done....luv Ursula xxxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Beautiful flowers JAk and such a great way to fill in an evening in a boring hotelroom. And it´s just as beautiful as anything you ever makes. Well done, and a very Happy Mothers Day to you and everyone else here today.

Cheryl W. said...

Wow! I'm blown away by this simple little tool. What a fun and easy way to create a beautiful paper rose. Thanks for sharing!

Lizzy said...


Sandra H said...

Oh wow they are so pretty you make them look so easy thank you for sharing them x

maggiemac said...

The flowers look great. If I have spare moments I cut out flower petals on my die cutting machine and put flowers together. I find it therapeutic. Like you I can't sit and do nothing. Loving your petall tool.

Tammy said...

Oh wow, what a clever tool! The results are beautiful!

Marion Bull said...

What a brilliant idea and what a lovely result!!
Marion B

Turtle In The Sand said...

Love them. Another little gadget to add to my wish list! Thanks for the tutorial.

Mad Mary said...

Oh, what a handy little tool. Love your flowers. Might have a look and get that tool. Love the colours you done the petals in too..

Mary xx

Crafty_Kitten said...

Wow! I gotta get one of those. Your flowers are stunners. Where is it from Jak?

Liz Miller said...

Lovely flowers Jak. Your flower craft was the reason I started following your blog many moons ago. Lovely to see you and your infectious giggle on Create and Craft.
Liz xx

Unknown said...

That's great Jak they look so real. Love Mam xx

Dawn said...

Great little tool & gorgeous flowers!
Dawn xx