|A rose needs leaves, so I drew a pattern and cut out a few. The ribbing of the sweater used for the wrapping seemed like a good idea, as the ribs reminded me of the veins of a leaf.|
|Here are the 4 leaves that I cut out. The width of the ribbing was perfect for the size I wanted.|
|The Rose as I left it last night with a pin holding the wrapping in place.|
|I take a deep breath as I unwrap my work.|
|The bare rose with the chopstick exposed again. |
I am now embarking upon a mission to glue down the wrap.
|Glopping up the base of the rose.|
|Now pulling the green sweater strip over the glue.|
|Down to the chopstick...glop that up, too!|
The beauty of this glue, called YES!, is that it dries slowly, allowing time to carefully place the strip where I want it. There is the option of pulling off the strip to reposition it also.
I considered using hot glue, but that dries fast making it necessary to do the work very quickly. Better to be able to take time and do a neat job, I think.
|Here goes the first leaf into position; layering glue over the base so the strip can be wrapped over it.|
|Continuing down the chopstick.|
|The third leaf...I didn't use the fourth one.|
|And finishing to the end of the stick. Some sticky, glue-laden fingers here.|
But the glory of this is that the glue is water-soluble. Hooray!
|The wrapped stem posing with the YES! glue.|
Did I mention that I also have a love affair going with this glue?
Now the list is getting longer...not just My Favorite Knot!
|My finished Rose.|
Even though I didn't make miniscule serrated edges on the leaves, they really look like true rose leaves. That is a happy accident. :-]
Take time to smell the roses!
A Happy Friday to All