Monthly Archives: March 2011

Marbled Paper Lotus Flower

Lotus Flower People's Choice Award for March 2011

It was hard to get a photo of this Lotus Flower since each time I made one, I sold it before I got a chance to photograph it. I am not complaining. I love the fact that people are enjoying my Lotus Flowers. I am therefore giving this Lotus Flower the People’s Choice Award for March 2011.

Playing With Transparent Papers

I love the unusual contrast here

I find it ever so hard to pick only one Lotus Flower to share here on my blog each week, so today I am including three. I have collected all sorts of decorative papers for years. I am in the process of working through my collection and making Lotus Flowers out of all sorts of different papers. It is a fun process.

I must admit that not all the papers work well. Some papers are absolute failures and end up in the recycle bin immediately. Other papers that I thought wouldn’t work sometimes turn out to be my favorites. The above photo falls into that category. The paper is an ultra thin transparent paper.

A delicate Lotus Flower perfect for a wedding decoration

Another happy surprise was this ultra thin transparent paper with with flower petals and stems in the paper. It made into a lovely delicate Lotus Flower that would be perfect for a summer wedding.

I had two “colors” of this particular paper. One of the papers had the pink flower petals that you see here and the second had pale purple flower petals. They both made lovely Lotus Flowers.

Who would have guessed brown could look so elegant?

I tried another ultra thin brown transparent paper with darker brown speckles. I am not sure the photo does it justice. It looks absolutely amazing in real life. I coupled it with a red ribbon and a red heart message inside the flower and it was ever so elegant. I never imagined I would love a brown flower. My colors preferences usually run in the blue, mauve and purple range.

Lotus Flower With Gold Leaves

I love the gold leaves on this lotus flower.

It is so hard to pick only one of my lotus flowers to photograph and feature in each of my blog posts. This week it was especially hard as I have been playing with all sorts of decorative papers. I am no longer content with traditional green leaves. I have been experimenting with gold, silver and all sorts of different papers for leaves. I even made an all white lotus flower.

I am having so much fun experimenting with different papers. I use papers constantly in bookbinding and box making, but folding the lotus flowers is different. I need a paper that is “soft,” but not too soft to get the best result.