Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pretty Little Pansies

I was looking through an old issue of American Miniaturist (June 2007) this afternoon and found a tutorial for pansies. It didn't look too difficult so I decided to give it a try. The pot on the right was my first attempt. I used the heart punches at full size but the flowers are too large for 1:12 scale. For the pot on the left I hand cut all of the hearts down a bit. These were really fun to make so I think I need to look for a smaller heart punch. :)

It isn't my tutorial to share but I can tell you the basic shapes if you want to play around with these. There are 3 yellow hearts, 1 purple heart and a small green circle for each flower. The leaves were cut with an oak leaf punch. The buds were made with one heart and one circle. This tutorial called for regular colored copy weight paper but painted coffee filters would give a more realistic texture. I just used the colored paper today since I just wanted a quick project.

10 comments:

Glenda said...

So sweet - beautifully done!!

De said...

Thank you, Glenda!

Kikka said...

Beautiful flowers!

ShellbyFay said...

They look great, really sweet!

Ingrid said...

the flowers are very beautiful en so cute, congratulations
groetjes Ingrid

Kathi said...

Very pretty. I love the little faces on pansies. :D
I don't have a little heart punch but I can see how useful one would be!

Ascension said...

Te han quedado tan reales!!!!
Preciosas!!
besitos ascension

De said...

Thank you all!

Kim said...

they are beautiful De! Thanks for letting us know which punches you used- I am on a flower making frenzie and I think these would be fun to try out :)

De said...

In a later post, Kim, I made more with painted coffee filters. They look more realistic. Have fun!