Bonnie Lavish Dahlias

by brae  

I attended the Tom Bishop Show in Chicago last April and picked up two Bonnie Lavish flower kits while there: red dahlias and black-eyed Susans.  I finally took out the kits and gave the flowers a try.

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The kit makes six dahlias, but I had stop and share the first one I made.  I love it!  It was super easy to put together and ended up looking very realistic.

The instructions called for using a ball stylus on the flower petals, and that worked wonderfully.  One tip I can offer that wasn't in the instructions is to use a flat clay tool to put vein lines in the leaves.

It not only defined the leaves but also "loosened" them up a bit allowing for easier positioning as individual leaves.


Comment from: Grace [Visitor]
That turned out beautiful! Aren't Bonnie's kits great? I've made several of her kits and I'm always thrilled with how they turn out, makes it look like I know what i"m doing!
07/23/10 @ 19:56
Comment from: Glenda [Visitor]
Bonnie Lavish kits are beautiful - I've made her Queen Anna's Lace, it's very effective!
07/23/10 @ 20:23
Comment from: Victoria [Visitor]
Wow, the flower looks very realistic! The vase is beautiful.
07/23/10 @ 22:31
Comment from: Ira [Visitor]
It looks great :) I just ordered some of her kits also :)
07/24/10 @ 00:35
Comment from: Janice [Visitor]  
I love Bonnie's kits and one of my favourites is the dahlia kit. Thank you for sharing the tip about veining, i will definitely try this.
07/24/10 @ 03:47
Comment from: sonia [Visitor]
Hi,I love the result! It's so real,I like the kits so much. Miniregards,Sonia.
07/24/10 @ 03:49
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks, everyone! I am so glad I bought these and will definitely buy more when I get to filling the conservatory.
07/24/10 @ 10:29
Comment from: Marlene Jones [Visitor]
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07/25/10 @ 03:55
Comment from: brae [Member]
Aw, thanks, Marlene! That's very thoughtful of you! I will contact you shortly.
07/25/10 @ 10:31
Comment from: kathi [Visitor]
Your dahlia is really pretty. Thanks for showing the leaves in your kit. Gave me a great idea for making my own. :D
07/26/10 @ 20:18
Comment from: michelle [Visitor]
The Dhalia is beautiful, wonderful work!
07/27/10 @ 08:03
Comment from: Andrea Thieck [Visitor]
Thank you for sharing your beautiful miniatures with us Andrea
08/02/10 @ 04:41
Comment from: Bonnie Lavish [Visitor]  
I am impressed. Your photos are lovely and clear. Thank you, Brae!! Bonnie
08/10/11 @ 03:25
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much! :D
08/10/11 @ 05:33

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