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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Pansies tutorial

Hello dear readers,


It was a beautiful spring day.  I went to Tel-Aviv in the morning and was happy to see, from the bus' large windows, some of the city squares full with these beautiful flowers., blooming in many colors.




This is how I made my version of pansies.


Tools -








The heart and star punches sizes are 0.8 cm size.  the hole punch is 0.4 mm. The flower punch is 0.8 cm. I used it for making five little heart shaped leaves each about 0.5 mm.


Materials - 


Stems:



From the paper coated wires (A gift from Jennifer for which I'll always be grateful) I cut about 2 cm length pieces. Dipped the tip of one end of each piece in yellow acrylic paint and put aside to dry.

Leaves and sepals:





Shaping leaves on a rubber eraser:



I laid the paper leaf on the rubber eraser and drew veins, pressing with the tiny ball end against the erazer. I poked dots all around the leaf (See the pencil drawing). Then I turned the leaf over and pressed it in the middle with the larger ball end.

Since only the leaf itself will be seen, I glued  green metal wires to the paper leaves.


Shaping the sepals:





I poked each of the five ends of the star with the small ball, turned the star over and pressed it in the middle with the large ball.


Flower heads:



On the butterfly shape I painted a cross with a deeper purple acrylic paint.  When dry I used a tooth pick to put a tiny yellow acrylic paint dot in the middle.  Two little circles were glued together, shaped and glued to the butterfly top on the wrong side.

Shaping the flower head:





Same as with the leaves, I poked dots with the tiny end ball (see drawing) Then turned the paper flower over.

To assemble the flower I perforated a tiny hole both in the middle of the sepal and middle of the yellow dot on the flower head.  Then  threaded the stem, first through the flower head then through the sepal putting dots of glue at the bottom of the yellow top of the stem and behind the flower head to keep the flower and sepal together.










The bigger pot is a cleaning staff bottle cap painted terracotta.  The smaller pot is a metal bell turned upside down and painted the same.  The two little pots are created by me from ceramic clay fired in a kilt. All the pots are filled with brown plasticine.  I just pushed the leaves and the flowers inside.














I cannot attempt to pretend that these pansies are perfect but I tried my best and enjoyed every step of the job.  If anyone will be able to use this tutorial, he or she are most welcome.

I wish you, my dear readers, beautiful spring days like the ones we enjoy now and blessings.


















37 comments:

  1. Цветы прекрасны! Вы сделали невероятно большую работу! Я обязательно использую ваш прекрасный учебник! Все очень четко и понятно! Спасибо большое за урок!
    Обнимаю
    Татьяна

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  2. Wonderful flowers Drora my fave :) Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial to make these is on my to-do list for sure.
    Hugs Maria

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  3. Unas preciosas macetas de bellos pensamientos!! Muchas gracias por el tutorial Drora!!
    Besos.

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  4. Oh, how pretty pansies! Thank you for the great tutorial!!! Fortunately i have needed punches so i can try make pansies for me. :) Have a lovely week Drora! Hugs, piikko

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  5. te han quedado estupendos, gracias por el tutorial

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  6. Thank your for this useful tutorial Drora. The pansies look lovely. Hope to make them too one day with help of your pictures and clear explanation.

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  7. Te han quedado genial , muchas gracias por el tutorial. Besos:-)

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  8. Thanks for the tutorial. I would try.

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  9. Los pensamientos son una de mis flores preferidas.Gracias por el tutorial.Un beso

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  10. quedado preciosos!!. muchas gracias por el tutorial. Hola, te han

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  11. Gracias por el tutorial. Me encanta como quedan.

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  12. Qué bonitas, Drora!!! Yo he intentado alguna vez hacer flores, pero me falta paciencia :( A ti te quedan preciosas

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  13. Thank you for this wonderful and well explained tutorial - the result looks awesome. It was impressive to see them planted in your pots, they look just great and according to me pansies are such cheerful flowers. I've had a look at your previous posts - the ones I've missed - and it was great to see you're in a flowery mood creating so many beautiful flowers.

    Hugs
    Birgit

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  14. Oh wow! Very beautiful flowers and great tutorial.
    Hugs: Lea

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  15. Preciosas, Drora. Muchas gracias por el tutorial. Un beso

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  16. Oh how beautiful they look! Thank you for a lovely tutorial Drora. Blessings, Pam in Norway

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  17. Your pansies are wonderful. To me they are perfect. Thank you for the tutorial

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  18. Hello Drora,
    I think your pansies are beautiful and that you did a very good job indeed! Thank you for the tutorial.
    Big hug
    Giac

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  19. son unos pensamientos preciosos y en mi color favorito , muchas gracias por el tutorial , es fantastico

    besitos

    Mari

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  20. Gracias por el tutorial Drora. Un beso

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  21. Such a detailed tutorial! Thanks for sharing, the flowers are beautiful in purple. Perfect for spring

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  22. They are perfect!!! Great tutorial!
    Geneviève

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  23. Molto bella i fiori sono stupendi... grazie per il tutorial

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  24. How lovely! Charming flowers and a wonderful textbook. Thank you!

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  25. Hi Drora! Your pansies are beautiful and look just like spring! We are still having snow and cold. Spring is in hiding!

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  26. Que buen tutorial , habrá que intentarlo ya viene la primavera y todo florece .Gracias por tus fotos .Bsss

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  27. Such a sweet flower! I'm so glad you showed your tutorial. I want to try these out. Thanks Drora!
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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  28. Tus florea son una maravilla, me ha encantado pasar de nuevo a ver tus minis.

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  29. Muchas gracias por este hermoso tutorial, he de intentar hacer unos pensamientos de esos, me encantan :D
    Besote!!!!

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  30. Duhhh I never thought to use a butterfly cutter like that ! Now I have to buy one, these flowers are too cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  31. היי דורה! הפרחים היפים שלך הובילו אותי אליך. אני נמצאת בנתניה ובחודשים אחרונים התחלתי לבנות קיטים שקניתי באינטרנט. אני מחפשת ללמוד לבנות הכל בעצמי. אשמח לשמוע ממך - מחפשת קהילה בארץ של אנשים שמתעסקים במיניאטורות :)

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  32. Thank you for this very detailed tutorial. I actually have all the right sized punches to attempt my own pot of pansies. I hope they turn out as good as yours!

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