White cotton material
Water–based glue and glue gun
Floral tape, floral wire, and wire nippers
Iron and ironing board
Old flatware knife
Crayons (colored pencils or watercolors work too)
Cornstarch and water
(This tutorial is based on the instructions given in The Art of Handmade Flowers by Miyuki and Tomoko Iida, copyright 1971. I have streamlined and defined some of the methods from the original source. The pattern is one of many that can be found in the book.)
DIY Fabric and Crayon Roses
* Use a dry iron.
Pattern from The Art of Handmade Flowers by Miyuki and Tomoko Iida. Arrows represent fabric grain line.
You can use any color of crayon in the box. The pale peach rose is neon crayon. The pale yellow rose is watercolored. The red rose is red crayon. Use multiple colors to get blending. Color hard or color soft. You can't do this wrong.
Ahh, I have a little bit of Spring now. The Texas Panhandle is notorious for its mercurial weather moods. With snow one day and 70º the next, no wonder the flowers stay sleeping.
BTW, this really was fun once I figured out how to decypher 1970's craft instructions. They didn't believe in step–by–step or pictures on the same page as the instructions.
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