I've been playing around with the Bouquet Boutique floral dies from Tonic Studios. This time, I have used some slub silk, or raw silk as it is otherwise known. (I really should have re-done my little girls hair before taking this shot.) ;-)
The die I used was the Oriental Lily.
I stiffened the silk before cutting by applying a coat of matt Mod Podge and letting it dry. It seemed to work fine but Plaid do make a dedicated fabric stiffener that would work even better. I think I need to get a hold of some.
Here's a couple of links to fabric stiffeners for you...
Crafter's Pick Fabric Stiffener
The centre of the flower is made from tiny seed beads. I threaded these, 18 to a strand. I glued the whole lot together with my trusty old glue gun. I've had it for about 25 years and it's still going - just!
If you have a wedding coming up, you could easily make yourself a fascinator to go with your outfit. I think I may be making some more of these sometime.