Friday, April 1, 2011
A ROSE IS A . . . . HANDMADE ROSE (WHEN CREATED BY HAND)
I created these roses with silk petals I purchased many years ago. We knew a fellow that my husband worked with that had parents in Hong Kong. They were owners of one of the largest silk flower houses (aka companies) there. I had a box of petals for various flowers shipped and spent almost all my spare time one winter creating my own flowers as I did silk flower arrangements at the time. Later I decided I would 'gilt' them to use in my crafts and these are but a few. Rather than use Stickles, which can get costly when doing a lot of flowers, I purchase very fine glitter by the bag from a Canadian Flower supply company, and use that with regular white glue (LePages Bond Fast white glue). A shallow dish with glue, and a shallow dish with glitter does the trick. Just dip and dip. Fun too! Hugs, Gayle.