- Part 1 – Preparing the Wreath
- Part 2 – Covering the Back
- Part 3 – Colouring the Base
- Part 4 – Adding the Petals
- Part 5 – Finishing the Flowers
- Part 6 – Almost There
- Part 7 – Preparing the Final Touches
I started this project on the 16th May 2015 (which is 103 days ago… a bit different to my 5 minute bottle cuff projects…) and although I expected it to take me a month, with being busy with work, my summer project has taken me all summer!
And that doesn’t matter – its great to see something grow and develop, just as its great to finish a couple of bottle cuffs to give as leaving presents.
So let me take you back to my inspiration, a summer field of sunflowers.
I ended up focusing on the flowers (my original design only had three flowers on each side!) and giving the whole piece an early evening glow, where I was aiming for a morning dew vibe…
So here it is, without further ado, my summer wreath.
You can see in detail here that I have added quite a bit more gold and yellow to the green parts of the wreath, this was to enhance the “evening feel” to it.
So would I do another one? Yes and I am already planning a frosty green, red and white wreath to hang on the door for Christmas and you may start to see Powertex Poinsettia and baubles appearing very soon as I play with the designs.
I have found that this project has been a good way to experiment with ideas, there are 5 different colours of powertex in the project (green, blue, yellow, terra-cotta and bronze) and for a messy crafter, this is a challenge in itself, making sure it doesn’t drip (HINT – don’t look at the back of this project…) I have also played with the modelling flowers and working on non-flat surfaces.
So here is my famous – “Before and After Shot”
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