Thought I would come and show you the flowers I have tried out for my wedding flowers. I said in a previous post that I was planning on using the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die to create my bouquet. However I have a change of heart, but here is some pictures of the trial flowers.
To create the flowers, I used 4 of the large flowers, 2 of the medium and 2 of the small flowers. I dyed them using Tim Holtz Adirondack Lights in Pink Sherbet & Raspberry. I scrunched them up while still wet, gently unfolded them and dried them using a heat gun. I then layered them in order of size and added either a peral or sparkle to the centre of them. To finish them off I sprayed them with Glimmer Mist in both Iridescent Gold and Candy Apple Red.
I do really like the Tim Holtz flowers, but I found something on Pinterest that I had to try. Giant Crepe Roses (tutorial here), I thought they were very unusual and would make nice table centres. Having made one I have also decided to have one as my main bouquet.
The instructions for the roses calls for double sided crepe paper, however the only stockist I can find this on-line is charging £15 for delivery! So if anybody knows of any other stockists out there I would love it if you cold let me know. For the trial rose I used 1 ply paper & it has turned out okay, but would like to try it with the 2 ply just to see the difference.