She showed the group of ladies gathered in her magnificent wonderland of a studio how to create the individual petals and leaves with wire and washi tape. If you are not familiar, washi tape is colourful paper tape, originally from japan - but now available all over. You can buy it by the roll or in packs.
She gave us each a tiny little tin bucket to carry our flowers home. It is this attention to detail that i love!The supplies are simple - an assortment of tapes, some wire, some curling tools and florist tape.
Without giving away all her secrets - you can see here the beginnings of the petals.
It helps if you have a killer assortment of floral stamens.
And a dozen or more washi tapes.... this is what it is all about people!
as i always say - it is simply more more fun to play with someone else's Barbies
(remember back when you were 7?). '
And Cathe has the best Barbies in Northern California!
Here are some of the other student's flowers:
The variety of patterns and colours is so inspiring.
Here are some that Cathe made to show us how:
To learn more about Cathe's workshops and Inspired Barn click HERE.
To see the last workshop i took with Cathe click HERE.