Guest today: DIY Watercolor flower bows by Victoria Hudgins
Victoria Hudgins is an event stylist, freelance designer and online DIY editor and you can find examples of all of these talents right here on her blog called, a subtle revelry. And some of her designs will be featured in book print, coming August 2011. Hope we can show her book here on Bloesem too. Today Vicotria has made these very beautiful, fragile, warm and gentle looking paper flowers for us that you can use for so many events or just as decoration in your home.
* Guest post : Watercolor flower bows by Victoria Hudgins
Liven up your spring gifts with an artistic touch, watercolor bows and string will make even the simplest of presents seem well designed.
Materials: Simple white or plain colored store bought wrapping bows, scissors, watercolor paints and a brush....... >> read more
To make the flowers:
*Taking your water colors, randomly begin swiping different colors over the tops of each bow. Use a quick wrist flick to get the intended effect and change up colors as you go. Add more or less water to vary the depth of your painting.
*Let the paint dry for 1 hour.
*Taking your first store bought bow snip off the top of each center loop, this will leave you with an open bow and colored tips on every side.
*Combine 2 or three of these bows together by sticking them one inside the other and you will have a full and colorfully tipped flower.
*Hang in succession on a wall for quick spring celebration decor, or pile on packages for artistic gift wrapping.
Victoria recently has launched the first edition of her online magazine called, Styled. In her own words: "On every page you will find beautiful photos and spring celebration inspiration. The magazine is truly a testament to how amazing our design community is, and I am pleased to bring you stories from California, New York and even Australia. Friends who have collaborated with me to share beauty and inspiration for you to enjoy." ... Click here and Enjoy!