Thursday, May 28, 2009

Inspiration Revealed

My creation

1. DSCF7030-1, 2. Dyed Queen Anne's Lace - Day 2 green, 3. Dyed Queen Anne's Lace, 4. Lovely, 5. Dyed Queen Anne's Lace - Blue- Macro 365/130, 6. Eggs - Macro 365/130, 7. Dyed Queen Anne's Lace - Blue- Macro 365/131, 8. Macro 365/118, 9. Dyed Queen Anne's Lace- Red, 10. Dyed Queen Anne's Lace - Yellow, 11. Lovely, 12. Dyed Queen Anne's Lace - Blue- Macro 365/130, 13. Dyed Queen Anne's Lace - Green

My Queen Anne's Lace items were inspired by some photos I took last year of the flower after soaking them in water with food coloring. They turned the loveliest blues, pinks, yellows and greens which inspired my color choices.

To make your own colored Queen Anne's Lace, just add a few drops of food coloring to the water before placing the flower stem in. You'll be amazed at how fast they begin to change color. Experiment with how much food coloring you use to get different colors. Don't be afraid to mix the colors too. This is a wonderful activity to do with children and the colored flowers would make a lovely centerpiece for any gathering.


LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

I love Queen Anne's Lace flowers, and dyeing them makes them really lovely, thanks for showing them. And they inspired some wonderful things.

kate said...

so glad i found your blog. such an inspiration . your work is consistently beautiful and has a really unique freshness about it. congratulations.

Lisa Clarke said...

I love those new items - so springy with the white base coming through. And Queen Anne's Lace brings me back to childhood visits at my grandparents' house in the country. I wish we had some of those flowers around here - I'd love to try the food color thing.

Unknown said...

Isn't QAL just the most elegant and lovely flower!!!!! One of my top 2 fave flowers!

Block Party Press said...

I couldn't agree more. they are beautiful from any angle and oh so inspiring!


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