As a designer and illustrator I am always looking for ways to share my passion for art with the world and others who enjoy the same things as I do! Besides Etsy, I have now joined Redbubble.com, which is a company allowing artists to simply upload their work (easily!) and fulfill products that people purchase. While my little shop is looking kind of low on designs right now, I have plans to upload much of my art and illustration to the site! Custom orders and commissions will still have to be placed through me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Etsy.
Here it is!
I hope you enjoy my art as much as I enjoy making it!
I adore flower crowns, so when Kim and I decided to do a fairy tale style shoot at an abandoned building (think beautiful princess in a tower) I knew a flower crown would go perfect with her dress. I went to Michael’s because I didn’t have time to order one and figured they would have one. They didn’t. So I scoured the floral department in hopes I could come up with something myself. It actually came out pretty great and my client loved it as well!
Here’s how I did it:
Fake flowers and greenery
2. Cut floral wire into 3 lengths that fit comefortable around your head as shown above. They feel kind of flimsy alone so I braided them together to make a circle that was more sturdy. Braiding them was kinda tricky. I started by holding them together with one hand and awkwardly weaving them with the other hand.
3. Once the circle is complete, I wrapped one strand around the end of he other to hold it together, then used the floral tape to reinforce it and make it look cleaner.
4. Now the fun part, add flowers!!! Cut the flowers off their stems, but leave some stem behind (like an inch) because that’s how they will attach to the circle. I kept the leaves from the discarded stems too for additional fullness.
5. Get inturrupted by puppy kisses and snuggles!
6. Select a flower (I started with my big one because I wanted to nestle it with smaller ones around it) I bent the stem a bit right under he flower so the flower would be straight. Starting near the base of the flower, wrap the stem with wire (I guessed how much I’d need and trimmed it). It’s a little tricky to hold and start the wrap to be patient!
7. Next, cover the wire with floral tape so it looks nicer and elimanates the sharp ends.
8. Continue to add flowers and greenery as you choose! Be creative and have fun! When you’re putting flowers close to each other you have to weave the wire between flowers sometimes and it can be tricky.
9. Enjoy! Who needs Snapchat anyway!
Model/ Photographer obligatory selfie!