Sunday, March 31, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
It´s time for a giveaway folks!!!
I´´m really fed up with the danish spring (that appears to be a prolonged winther). Today we are awaiting 2 snowstorms hitting the region I live in. Hoped it would happend before I had to head for work....(and closed all roads)....but no! So I need something to chear me up, and what´s better than making a giveaway for all my wonderful mini friends and followers.
All you have to do is to be a follower of Obsidian Hall (you do that in the sidebar under Followers)....and then leave a comment on this blogpost. Should you feel like putting the giveaway up at your blog I would aprreciate, but no pressure.
I´ll make the draw on april the 1th. Hope spring has arrived at that time :0)
Have a great day out there....
THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!!
Posted by Annie Fryd at 10:37 AM
Sunday, March 17, 2013
I´ve dreamt of making lilacs all night, and first thing (after having my morning coffee) was to have a go with the ideas on how to. I´m really satisfied with the colors which goes wonderful with the grey brick walls in the secret garden. I have made one for my secret garden and one is put up for sale. Take a look at my Etsyshop....
Posted by Annie Fryd at 10:46 AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Finally I managed to find some sparetime for making the next part of the tutorial as promised.
At first I painted a white cotton thread with green acryl paint and let it dry. This is for stalks glued on most of the leaves.
I used the punch above for leaves. I think its called "Ash leave puncher". I used a dark green paper, same weight as photo copypaper. Since the color was a bit boring I painted with a diluted green acrylic paint. If you use white paper, you´ll have to paint each leave seperately to avoid white edges. That´s why I chose a green paper, then I can paint the hole sheet before punching.
And now for shaping the leaves. A very important part of how the finished plant will turn out. I use the back side of my scalpel knife to "draw" a line along with the leave. I cut some leaves og and made different looking leaves. Remember also to turn half of the leaves around to get variation.
After shaping with the scalpel I use my fingers to pinch the leaves in a more natural shape. Here you can see some glued onto the painted thread and some I just glued to the brown base stalk without thread stalk. On the first picture you can see how I glue the leaves on the base stalk. Sorry it´s a bit dark, but I didn´t have a picture taking in daylight. When the leaves has dried glue the flowers on. Be careful to cover the stalk ends where they are glued to the base stalk.
I´ll take some pictures tomorrow in daylight and show you the finished clematis. For now this forst attempt on making clematis has all open flowers. I would like to make some half open and closed flowers to add. Just have to think of how to do... Any adwise?
Posted by Annie Fryd at 8:34 PM