Plaster of Paris Flowers and a Wreath
I've been seeing sites that show flowers made with plaster of paris and thought I'd give it a try. There are a lot of tutorials on the internet on how to make them. I bought my plaster of paris mix at the Home Depot. They aren't hard to make but it takes time and is a bit messy...okay very messy.
Oops picture is kind of crooked and please ignore the wire I used to hang it. I changed that to a ribbon and it looks much better!! lol
I spray painted my flowers after they had completely dried because I wanted them to look more antique. I used Rust-oleum spray paint in Heirloom White. The flowers are quite fragile but I love the way they turned out.
I used Martha Stewart Vintage Decor Paint (chalk paint) on the frame and sanded parts of it to make it look old. I glued the flowers on with epoxy and draped old shear material on and secured it with wire.
I added some turquoise and white pearl necklaces and chandelier crystals (again using wire) that I was lucky enough to buy at a local thrift store.