All Wax Flowers
(ANEMONE HORTENSIS.) Sickness. The petals are cut from thick or double white wax. Place a piece of fine white wire half way up each, and secure it to its position by placing a narrow strip of white wax upon the same, rolling it down each edge with...
Austrian Briar Rose
(ROSA LUTEA.) Mingled Pleasure and Pain. This is a showy single flower, and very easily and quickly accomplished. There are but five petals, cut from bright yellow wax; colour them half-way down each with crimson: cup them a little in the palm of ...
(GARDENIA.) Sweetness. The petals are cut in thick wax, or single wax doubled; when the latter is the case, be careful to place the two shining sides together. It is particularly easy to form: the petals require to be curled precisely as the yell...
(DAHLIA PURPUREA.) Instability. Cut the required number of petals from pink wax--colour them upon both sides with crimson. When quite dry, wash them over lightly with bright purple (using for the purpose a large brush, very moist.) When a second ...
Directions For Mixing Colours
Place the powder required in a saucer: add a few drops of water, and rub the same with a brush for some time; as friction materially improves the brilliancy of tint. The colour should be mixed as thick as cream, but a very small portion taken into t...
Explanation Of Botanical Words
Although I do not pretend to put this forth as a "Botanical work," I deem it necessary that I should make use of certain words in application to forming the different parts of a flower; I shall give an explanation of such botanical words as I must o...
"Lord, what is life? 'Tis like a flower That blossoms, and is gone! We see it flourish for an hour, With all its beauty on; But death comes, like a wintry day, And cuts the pretty flower away." THE FLOWERING SEASON...
Forget Me Not
Forget me not. "The very name is Love's own poetry, Born of the heart, and of the eye begot, Nursed amid sighs and smiles of constancy, And ever breathing--'Love! forget me not.'" MILLE...
(CAPRIFOLIUM.) Devoted Affection. Colour eight or ten blossoms with second yellow, two or three are left white, being all cut from wax devoid of colour; shade them with crimson lake in cake; cut a piece of fine wire, two inches long, cut a strip o...
How To Copy From Nature
To take the pattern of a natural flower, you must remove the petals carefully, sorting out how many there are of an equal size. Take the shape of one out of each set, in the following manner: Place the petal upon a sheet of writing paper, holding it...
Instruction How To Form The Crocus
(CROCUS LUTEUS.) Youthfulness. Prepare the petals (from pattern) in double wax, choosing a bright orange, but not too dark. Place the two shining sides of the wax together. The inner petals are not striped, but the three outer ones have eight or ...
Instructions For Modelling Foliage
There are various ways of modelling leaves, but I would recommend them to be made of sheet wax as much as possible. Take three sheets of green wax, matching in colour the leaf you are about to imitate. It is not material whether the middle sheet is ...
(LATIFOLIA.) Combination. "Ye flowers of beauty, pencilled by the hand of God!" POLLOK. The corolla is in one piece, having five points. It requires to be cut in thick wax. Press the finger in the...
Persuasion. This flower should be constructed of very thin lemon wax. It requires thirty small petals and seven large for a full blown flower: each petal is shaded with the light yellow powder towards the lower end. Crimp each petal with the poin...
Danger. "All are for use--for health--for pleasure given:-- All speak, in various ways, the bounteous hand of Heaven." CHARLOTTE SMITH. Cut the petals in white wax; chose it rather thick, but ...
Austrian Briar Rose
Wax Flowers As Ornaments For The Hair
The Moss Rose
Use Of Curling Pins And Scissors
To Cleanse The Scissors Pins And Marbles
The Cabbage Or Provence Rose
The Red Fuchsia;
The Damask Rose