Monday, March 12, 2012

Flowers are blooming!

Today was the final class of the Poinsettia Lady Mystery at Bedecked and Beadazzled.  Our Poinsettia Lady is now finished!  She has come to the party dressed in her finest with a gift for the hostess.  I saved the big wow stuff for the last class.  This is all the dimensional stuff that I love doing. 

The poinsettias are Silk Ribbon.  Come on now, you knew it was coming. :-)  This canvas screamed for silk ribbon!  We worked the flowers in layers according to the shading painted using 3 shades of silk ribbon.

Darkest petals first.

 Medium petals next.

Lightest petals on top.

And finally the lightest petals. 
There isn't a huge shade variation between the colors, but enough that it adds depth.

The finishing touch was adding a little more shading and highlighting with metallics on top of the silk ribbon.

The part that I really thought was the most fun was the hair flower.  I wanted it to look like an old fashioned beaded flower that she popped into her hair.  So, first the stitching, then the beads on wire, then the twisting and tacking into place.  Really fun and really gratifying when the plan comes together.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Sunday.


Susan Bisanzo said...

Hi Ruth - I love the flowers! I have two pieces with flowers in my "to do" pile - I may bring them to the store when I visit for the Julia Snyder class at the end of the month and get the silk ribbons for them - hope you can show me how you did them! Might also need that bling for the middle. Susan

Ruth Schmuff said...

Sure, Susan. Bring them along and we'll make pretty flowers! Super easy and super quick.

Sheena said...

I absolutely love the Hair Piece!! I can't wait to get that purple package this week! Thanks for another fantastic class.

Missy Gray said...

I had the pleasure of seeing the lovely poinsettia lady and her fabulous creator in person last night. The photo really doesn't do it justice (and the photo is pretty fantastic)! Absolutely a masterpiece. Cannot wait to try out some of those techniques which Ruth assures me I can do...(if not, she lives close by so she can do them and I can ply her with liquor!)

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