Paper Poppies Hand-made to Order.

Paper Poppies Hand-made to Order.

Paper Poppies – creating the parchment version of Papaver nudicaule, more commonly known as the  Iceland Poppy was a colourful delight.  The gentle, bright hues were a treat to work with.  Following this commission, we’ve added these to our Freshly Found...
Painted Paper Peace Lilies

Painted Paper Peace Lilies

Peace lilies are indigenous to South Africa, and one of my favourite flowers.  I love their simplicity and have enjoyed making them up out of paper.  I used book paper, but here in this bunch, I added a layer of white acrylic paint, before wet moulding the petals.  I...
New Indigenous Buttonholes

New Indigenous Buttonholes

This is a big week for Freshly Found.    We will be launching some new products at 2 amazing pop-up shops in Durban this weekend.   These buttonholes will be at both the Miss+Meisie Showcase and The i-love pop-up shop. Mini Strelitzias and Mini Peace Lilies –...
Gentle Gentian

Gentle Gentian

Today we are going to be making up a large batch of paper boutonnieres or buttonholes.  It reminded me of some we made a while ago.  We had 2 weddings with a similar colour theme, and used gentian violet to dye the paper.   Gentian violet has a few medical and...
Strelitzias

Strelitzias

I’ve been working like crazy to list all the paper flowers in the online store before leaving for the Design Indaba Expo.   The range of  strelitzias are going in this morning –  Hand painted,  Natural Rooibos and red cabbage dyed,  as well as a batch made...