Well, what a week! The winter is hanging on like a stubborn mule even as we enter March.
These simple little daffs are made from an egg box, some cotton fabric, some hessian and bendy plastic straws. I also strayed away from my favourite bronze Powertex and broke out the yellow ochre.
First I tore the cones out of the egg box as well as the round base parts (a torn edge looks more natural than a cut one). The middle of the round bits were torn out the make rings.
I cut six petal shapes from hessian for each flower. Once the stem was dry I coated these in yellow powertex and arranged them around the ring of card. These were supported with anything I could find until they dried.
Once dry, the petals were dry brushed with a mixture of yellow ochre, white powercolor pigments and rich gold colortricx. The trumpets were coloured with either yellow or orange and the stems with green.
Here’s hoping the garden will soon be full of real daffodils, there are some green shoots under all that snow. But in the meantime, these will add some colour!
Until April, stay warm and safe, Abs xx
(Don’t forget, anything made for outdoors needs around 3 weeks to fully cure before it is weather resistant)