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Blooming Cactus

Posted on August 07 2017

Hi, everyone! Michelle here to share with you this beautiful blooming cactus!
When I saw how beautiful and rich the Emerald/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper was, I just knew I needed to make a cactus of some sort.

Rinea Foiled Paper Blooming Cactus
Supplies:

1. Carefully carve your cube into a mushroom like shape with a knife over a trash can. It will get messy!

2. Roll the top part of the carved piece onto a hard surface. This will 'round' out the edges and make them smoother.

3. Place you carved piece on a paper plate and spritz until it is evenly coated. Place this outside in a sunny spot to dry.
4. While your piece is drying, you can start to texturize the foil. To do this, place your foil green side down onto a foam mat or the underside of a mouse pad. For the tool, I cut a small rectangle from clear plastic. Can you see it in the top left photo? I made quick indentations going one way, then rotated the foil and made more indentations, crisscrossing until I had a spine-like design.
5. Next, I cut about (15)  1" x 4" strips of the foil with a few to spare.
6. As shown in the photo above, I pinned them in place, leaving the center open. Then I flipped it over and pinned the rest of the strips at the base of the cactus. I added more strips as needed to fill any gaps.


7.  I assembled the flowers, securing them at the top of the cactus with the decorative pins.


I love the color contrast, just like a real blooming cactus but with out any prickly fuss!

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