Posts by Ruth Morgan
Daffodils always seem to herald the start of Spring and are a source of joy and colour at Easter. Our flowers were made using transfer painted Evolon attached to green garden sticks. The leaves are made from strips of Lutradur 100gsm, which has also been transfer painted. We made these over a year ago using fluted pastry cutters as templates and they still look just as bright and cheerful! You can see our range of Evolon and Lutradur by visiting our online shop.
Beautiful poppies made using Zeelon Heavy To make the poppies, Wendy printed a paper template for the petals. She then placed a piece of Zeelon Heavy into an embroidery hoop and painted the Zeelon a lovely scarlet red. When the Zeelon was dry, she placed the hoop directly over the paper template and, keeping the hoop completely flat, carefully cut out several flowers using a soldering iron. To complete each bloom, Wendy used some black watercolour paint to dab into the centres as shown in the photograph below. A helpful tip from Wendy, is not to overload the paintbrush as Zeelon is very absorbent! If […]
Wendy began her career in the fashion industry as a designer, pattern cutter and tutor before developing an interest in broader textile related subjects. She is now a teacher of textile art and regularly exhibits her work. For these purple flowers, Wendy printed a sheet of petal shapes to use as a template. She then took a small piece of Zeelon Medium and fitted it into an embroidery hoop, before painting the Zeelon with watercolours and leaving it to dry. By placing the painted Zeelon over the paper template of petals, Wendy was able to cut out several shapes with a craft soldering iron, using the […]
Brighten your Home with a Colourful Spring Bouquet What a great gift for Easter, a bunch of tulips that you can make using Lutradur 25, and some simple soft plant ties for the stems. Make your own flowers, cut to shape with Lutradur 25, then transfer paint them in a variety of colours. We think you will agree that this is a super colourful gift to make, and to give at Easter. Visit our online shop
And how to make them . . . A fluted pastry cutter provided the ideal template for drawing the basic shape of the flowers. A slightly smaller pastry cutter provided the pattern for the inner layer of petals. We made a dozen daffodils in total and no two are the same! You will need – Evolon Lutradur 100 Copier paper Transfer paint and brushes Fluted pastry cutters Garden sticks Scissors Iron First, using the transfer paints, we coloured some of the Evolon in shades of yellow and orange, leaving some of the material white to give a contrast. We also coloured some […]