Hope everyone had a great weekend. I need your help once again. I have a wedding cake due next month and the client wants fresh flowers on the cake. My question is, has anybody ever spray painted their fresh flowers? If you have, what kind of paint can I use, how far should I spray paint the flowers and what's the best way to do it? I have googled it but had no luck. I hope someone has done this before. Thank you.
Some (all?) flowers will self color when put into colored water I know carnations do — don’t remember what others might Why do you want/need to paint them?
Oh thank you kakeladi that’s a great idea. Do I use food coloring gel? How long do they take to absorb the colors?
What color flowers are you needing? As a former florist the thought of spray painting flowers makes me twitch.
If you do decide to spray flowers they make actual spray paint for fresh flowers. You could most likely find what you need on Amazon. The product is called Design Master Just for Flowers. Design Master also makes spray paints for silk/fake flowers, but if you are wanting to use this on fresh then you want to make sure you get the product made specifically for fresh flowers. If you do the absorption method just remember that when you are clipping the flowers the clipped part of the stem could leak some of the color so you will want to absolutely make sure to wrap the stem with floral tape so staining isn't an issue.
You know it's been something like 40 yrs since I took a semester class on floral arranging.........I don't remember most of what I learned -- seems to me probably overnight? And don't remember what we used for the color......I would guess any might work - but I'd try whatever I have on hand - gel well mixed into the water might work. Another possibility is KoolAid powder :) I use it to color icing.
Thank you so much for the hint. I just saw a couple of videos on how to colour flowers by placing them on water with food colouring overnight. I'll practice first.
well for one thing -- I would put that task on the bride or florist -- so I hope you are being paid handsomely for this -- yes yes yes practice! you would -- I love your work!
I know that queen anne's lace takes a day for the color to show up and another day for the color to fully show -- if you're going with the colored water -- but that's the only flower I tried it with that it worked --
and it's funny you got freckles twitching hahahahaha
@-K8memphis - LOL! It just brings back bad memories of customers wanting solid blue roses instead of just buying the beautiful, naturally occurring blue flowers like hydrangea, delphinium, iris, larkspur, etc. Those poor pretty roses.
twitch twitch twitch ahahahahaha