Thursday, March 1, 2012

Solutions to a brown thumb

I've been making flowers. Flowers from the '70s. Flowers shaded with crayons, colored pencils, and water colors. The deep coral rose was colored with a crayon named Radical Carrot. Yes, crayon!

The secret is in the starch used to stiffen the fabric. A cornstarch, water, and glue mixture allowed to dry on fabric makes it almost like paper. Oh, how I love vintage craft books.

I received my new camera today, so I'll document just how easy it is to create your own time–warp flowers tomorrow. Any other vintage craft book recommendations out there?


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