I first made these flowers in 2001.They were PLANTED along one wall in my huge master bathroom. They are such fun.
Besides planting them on a wall in your house, or in a vase, you could PLANT them on a plank or a sheet of wood and PLANT them outside your home. On the patio. Or near the pool.
Step 1: SUPPLIES:
- albums,You Will Need As Many Albums As Flowers You Plan on Making. I Made 5.
- oven proof bowls, and a cookie sheet
- hammer and an awl (to make hole to start your anchors)
- anchors and screws
- you will need a vase of some sort (if you don't want all your flowers on the wall)
- dowels, I used 3. and I cut a notch near the top of each (to hold the wire in place)
- paints, greens (any shade you like) and colors for flower shadows and centers
Step 2: PAINT FLOWER STEMS
- paint the stems on the wall
- and a little grass
- use the hammer and awl to set the anchors at the top of your flower stems
- I added water to some paint
- paint the flower shadows, I did one pink and the other lavender
- paint the dowels green
Step 3: Set Oven to 170
- set your bowl upside down on cookie sheet
- place record on top
- put in oven 4 minutes
Step 4: SAFTY
I have never smelled any fumes while doing this.
JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN'T SMELL THEM,
DOESN'T MEAN THEIR NOT THERE!
Please, use proper ventilation
Step 5: REMOVE FROM OVEN
After 4 min your LP will look something like this. It is malleable at this point.
Step 6: FORM INTO FLOWER
- while your record is warm, you can help shape it.
- you need to use oven mitts or a towel of some sort
- the records will be hot. but not for long. they cool quickly
- once they start to cool, you wont be able to shape them
- if this happens before you are satisfied with the shape of your flower, you can heat it again
Step 7: FLOWERS ARE READY TO ASSEMBLE
these 3 I attached to dowels with wire and buttons
2 of them I painted the center
Step 8: DONE
here are the 3 flowers, in a denim covered vase I had in my sewing room.