Monday, 6 July 2015

Everything Is Coming Up Roses (And Ferns)




I finished my roses and fern kits.  Over the course of several days, a few glasses of wine in the evenings and much trepidation about making a mess of the floral kits, I finally an able to yell, success!!!  Well, I think so, that is.

I made the 1:12 red roses and the 1:12 fern  from Melissa's Miniwereld on Etsy.  Melissa makes very nice kits, and if I can make them on my first try, then any fool can do it.  Seriously.  But make sure you have some wine as you work.

What Did I Do?


First order of business, I didn't rush like I normally do.  I accepted this wasn't a 1 evening or a Miss Kitty nap time project.  I carefully glued each set of petals and leaves and let them dry.  I didn't do any fluffing or adjusting for 24 hours.  I didn't want mistakes.

Second, I didn't cheap out like I usually try to do.  I purchased fine tweezers from The Miniature Garden when I ordered flower kits a few months ago.  They were instrumental to my success.  I also used a metal poker that came with my knife set and fresh white glue.





The Fern Kit


When I Google imaged a real fern I felt a bit less lost.  I had a vision of a fern, but the actual picture made it easier to visualize the final piece.

I took pictures of the fern in 2 different vignettes.






Thank you for everyone's kind comments over the last few posts!  I've been trying to respond in a timely matter, but Miss Kitty has cut her naps short the past 2 weeks.  Let's just say mama ain't so pleased.




9 comments :

  1. You've done a great job of the kits - wine obviously agrees with you =0) Both plants look really delicate

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    1. Thanks Pepper! Flowers and wine are ok to mix, but I will behave when I use the saw for the next project. Lol

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  2. Hi Kat! I must agree with Pepper in that your fern and your roses have both turned out Great! Thank you for the advise re: allowing the glue to completely set prior to your fluffing and adjusting. You sound a lot like me in wanting to get to the end before the beginning and I too have to make myself slow down and take the necessary time that each step requires. Your final results were worth the efforts! A Beautiful finish and Terrific photos too!:D

    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. I rush through everything these days, if I can't cook dinner in under 1 hour before nap time I stress out. This was a test of my will power. And I think getting the photos right and editing took longer then the roses. Ha

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  3. Han quedado estupendos esos kits. Buen trabajo

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    1. gracias. estoy muy contento con los kits. un gran valor por su dinero

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  4. Привіт Кет!
    Ви зробили дуже гарні квіти! Мені дуже сподобались ваші фотографії! Гарні сцени!
    Тетяна

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    1. спасибі Тетяні . я дійсно насолоджувався роблячи троянди. я дійсно насолоджуюся ваш блог.

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  5. Both sets are really pretty. I especially like how the fern turned out. The leaves drape so nicely over the sides. :)

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