Here … is my first silk dahlia. It’s not going to be the version I will make available in my e-shop because as for now, I’m not completely satisfied with it.
It’s made out of a PVA-treated silk organza. I cut, seal the edges, and hand-tied each of its 130 petals
Then I dipped it into a small vat of dye
Then I let these petal to dry for a few hours
Then I dipped their edge, once again, into the dye
Once they’ve dried, I constructed them one by one, even with the ‘watercolor effect’ (no, I didnt dye the silk with watercolor. i know better than that :D )
The verdict is … it’s too lifelike to my liking.
I like my hair accessories to look more stylelized. So, I thought, what if I put a simulated pearl on its center
Yet … still …
So … it’s time to stylelize this dahlia even more. Coming next: Silk Dahlia #002 … I’ll blog about it tomorrow.