Tuesday, January 15, 2013

More Styrofoam

This one's just a quickie. Some months ago, Helen waxed on and on about ways to finish your kanzashi flowers. She came up with a hare-brained EZ method of creating a flower center from styrofoam covered with the fabric you've been using. Here's a little example of that first one she did:

Not bad for an amateur. Buy 'em here https://www.etsy.com/listing/115257962/blue-brown-flower-hair-clips-kanzashi Now, I'm going to give you a tip, if you're interested in doing this little trick. Shape your styrofoam center with a pair of scissors....not the good ones for fabric, but some less good ones. The ones you use to cut paper. The scissors just seem to give you enhanced control, and the shape might come out a little more regular, if that's what you're into. Here's Helen's latest:

Here, she has covered the center with the reverse of the fabric, a nice effect you can try, too. Or buy it here https://www.etsy.com/listing/120101754/red-flower-brooch-or-hair-clip