Flowered Wreath

Oh what a project!!  I have been seeing so many wonderful creations using the flowers from the Art Philosophy cartridge and had yet to make a single flower.  I decided to dive right in and make about 110 flowers!!

Let me take you through the steps!!
I decided that if any part of my styrofoam wreath base were to poke through between my flowers, I would want it to match and not stand out like the bright white styrofoam is.  I had some coordinating ribbon from a Christmas present I received that was a perfect match and conveniently the absolute perfect length to wrap around the whoel wreath – yay!! Off to a great start 😉

Here are the other supplies I needed:  I used Close to My Heart Sonoma B&T Duos and Colonial white for my cardstock to cut the flowers.   I wanted to ink the edges of my Colonial White flowers with coordinating colours, so I had my Bamboo and Cocoa Exclusive ink pads available.  I had my quilling tool ready to roll up the flowers (easier than I imagined the task to be) and my Close to My Heart Liquid Glass to hold them together (I was honestly amazed at how well this adhesive worked for the flowers – I assumed I would eventually switch to hot glue but I ended up using the Liquid Glass for every single flower and each is held strong!).   *Flowers are from page 69 in the handbook (shift/font)*

My next step was to ink up the Colonial White flowers – I did half with Bamboo and half with Cocoa, using a piece of a CTMH sponge to quickly swipe the edges with ink.

I must have gotten too excited because I don’t have a single picture on my camera from that point to completion!  Once I started rolling (literally, rolling those flowers lol), I kept on going.   I originally made about 70 flowers which covered a bit more than half of my wreath.  I ended up making a total of about 110 flowers to cover the whole wreath, and I think there could still be room to pack in more.  Each flower is attached using a straight pin with a pearl on the end.  The back of the wreath doesn’t have any flowers on it so that it stays flat when hung on the wall.   Here are some photos of the finished product!!

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