dinsdag 12 oktober 2010

Lavender

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my sofa and table (and of course for all the comments on other posts, I love every comment).
I had a few questions about the lavender.
Here is how I make it (it has been in a dutch dollshouse magazine years ago, don´t remember when):
You need Lycopodium (pictured below). I bought it from http://www.sillysisters.nl/pakketje-kerstboom-sil0013-p-1413.html . I don´t know if it is sold separately. The Silly Sisters sell it as a workshop package for a Christmas tree.


It is a very dark green, so I picked a piece of lavender out of my garden to try and mix a similar colour.


I used bayberry green and mixed it with a little grey and black until it was the right colour greyish green. Then I painted the Lycopodium with this mixed paint and it came out like this (below).


To make the flowers I used Flower Soft in the colour (of course) Lavender.



Dip a piece of iron wire (it might be painted in the same colour as the leaves) in glue and after that in the Flower Soft. Use your fingers to shape it a little.


Cut the leaves and put them in a pot (or basket like I did). I usually put selfhardening clay in the pot and cover it with glue. After that I put some tea or coffee (as soil) on the glue. Put the leaves in (before the clay hardens ;-) ) and put the flowers in between the leaves to make a nice lavender.


Hope you like making lavenders.

32 opmerkingen:

  1. Super tutorial, Lara. And thank you for the link. The lavender looks very pretty.
    Nina

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  2. Yes of course, I like your Lavenders, they are absolutely beautiful!

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  3. Muy buen trabajo¡¡¡ Enhorabuena .Haces unas minis maravillosas, el olor de la lavanda me llega hasta aquí.Besos

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  4. Lara, your lavender is the most beautiful and realistic that I've seen so far! thanks for the tutorial, too bad I can not find the materials ... : ((
    thanks for your involvement in my Christmas swap!
    many kisses
    Caterina

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  5. Wonderful really clear instructions, thanks Lara :)

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  6. Thank you, I can't wait to try this! So cute!

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  7. Lara, muchisimas gracias por el tutorial tan perfecto y claro.
    besitos ascension

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  8. What a great tutorial. I learnt so many new things! Didn't know there is such a thing as flower soft :). Thank you so much Lara, for sharing!

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  9. Lara, esas flores de lavanda son perfectas.
    Gracias por el tutorial.
    Saludos

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  10. A great tutorial - thank you. Very clear instructions too.

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  11. Hi Lara!
    I make lavenders excactly the same way! It looks so great in your basket.
    In Denmark is is called Erica moss (Erika lyng), it´s dryed in a special way keeping it soft, and you can buy it in shop selling materials for flower arrangements, christmas decorations and the like.
    Love, Susanne

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  12. wow- that is so realistic!! Thank you for the tutorial :)

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  13. Thanks for the tutorial, although it will be difficult for me to procure the necessary material ...
    But, as usual, I'll try to find alternatives :-)
    In Italy we have to arrange!

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  14. Muchisimas gracias por el tutorial y el enlace.
    Te han quedado súper reales
    Tienes una manos maravillosas.
    Besitos, May

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  15. Thanks for this tutorial!I have a lot of Lycopodium but I don't know where I could find
    Flower Soft.
    is there a web site when we could order?
    Thanks
    Love
    Sonya

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  16. Thank you all for your kind comments :-)

    Sonya, search flower-soft.co.uk and your nearest stockist should be Nonsolo Bianco, Cattolica. But you can search for more countries and you might find a webshop.
    Hope this helps.
    Love, Lara

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  17. Lara, I love the lavender! My houses are lacking plants, I shall have to make some of these! Gill x

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  18. Gracias por el tutorial y por dejarnos disfrutar de esas plantas de Lavanda con ese color tan perfecto y bonito.
    Un abrazo
    Maite

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  19. Un resultado fantastico. Gracias por la explicación, tu lo has conseguido y parece fácil pero ¿y yo lo conseguire? :(
    Lo intentaré y te cuento.
    Besos Clara

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  20. Lara ¡Muchas gracias!!! por ese tutorial tan hermoso( =
    Me gusto muchísimo!!
    Saludos
    Flor

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  21. What a wonderful idea for making lavender, thank you!!!

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  22. The lavender is beautiful! Thank you for showing how to make this. When I got all the materials I will try it :-)

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  23. Muchas gracias por el tutorial es muy claro, la cesta con lavanda ... lovely !!!
    Muchas gracias por seguir mi blogg, me gusta mucho devolver tu visita .Mariajo.

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  24. Lara, that is how I made my 'dried' lavender for the garden swap, I just made it as I went along and it is nice to see that it is a technique used by other miniaturists. I used all the purple flock I had purchased at the Sydney Miniatures fair and haven't been able to find where to get some. Now I can look up Flower Soft, thank you for your instructions. I will try and make some 'fresh' lavender like yours next. It looks fabulous!

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  25. Your lavender is lovely. I wish I'd seen it before I tried to make mine :(

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  26. Wat een mooie mand met lavendel!
    Bedankt voor je tutorial en ook voor de link :)

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  27. Geniales, ademas son perfectas, muy bien explicado eres muy generosa, un beso.

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  28. Very instructive, thanks a lot for sharing!

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  29. Hoi Lara,
    danke voor de lavender instructies. Ik will deze knusteln voor mijn baby shop.
    dikke knufel
    Sonja / Duitsland

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  30. dit is een duidelijke uitleg
    dank je wel

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