3d Crystal Lacquer Book Page Flower
|Finished Flower arrangement|
At CHA I saw a chandelier that was embellished with resin paper leaves. I love that idea so I made a book page flower with 3d Crystal Lacquer.
3d Crystal Lacquer
Copper wire- I picked mine up in a large spool from home depot. I think it is called welding wire.
Transparent tape (like scotch tape)
|Close up of flowers|
Cut off about a 6-12" length of wire (this depends on how big you want your leaves and total arrangement to be). I wanted mine to have about 3" leaves so I cut off 12" and then i trimmed it off later. Make about 3-4 leaves, so that is 3-4 pieces of 6-12" wire.
|Copper wire with top looped to make a leaf|
Tape the leaf down to the book page. You may want to find special words or sentences to highlight. You want to make sure that your wire lays flat on the paper or the 3d Crystal lacquer will seep under the wire. This may take some bending. You don't really need to worry about the tape because it is almost invisible after you lacquer the paper. I just overlap a little tape over the inside of the leaf.
|Taped down wire.|
|Doesn't look perfect, but I can adjust it more later.|
|Notice my flower already looks a little better.|
Now you can cut out your designs.
|I used an exacto to get into small areas.|