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See more DIY on my "blog":http://starsforstreetlights.blogspot.com/.

The skirt reminds me a lot of these flower prints by Andy Warhol-- without the color of course, but still organically shaped and random like real flowers. (See one of the pictures I added for the Andy Warhol print that inspired me :)) To make the flowers I BURNED fabric!! It was very fun and I am so excited to see what else I can do with fire and fabric.

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For this you need fabric that feels very fake and plasticky-- real fibers will just smell like burning hair. Gross.

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    Feb 26, 2011, 03.34 AMby justdorothy

    Make a few extra ’flowers to make into a pin or add to a comb/barrette to complete the look. whadaya think?

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    Oct 27, 2010, 10.23 PMby vendredi13

    You have to use a synthetic, plastic-based fabric (like polyester or nylon) if you want it to “seal” the edges like that… a blend might work too. Any all-natural fiber (cotton, linen, silk, wool…) will just keep burning until it’s gone, or self-extinguish but still leave a fraying edge.

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    Aug 2, 2010, 10.15 PMby eeltjeb

    Super technic, to burn the fabric!!! I hope to use this for a new skirt or dress. Therefore I have one question: i think you used some fabric with nylon or so in it? Something syntetic? Because when I tried this with pure cotton, it never stopped burning, until my fingers and the edges stayd rough… Can you emagine how this situation was… ;)

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    Apr 25, 2010, 02.05 AMby ivorykohl

    I have just the fabric for this, I think. I’ll be putting flowers like these on my new tote bag.

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    Mar 24, 2010, 01.51 AMby cijunkins

    I really think this is a great idea, the skirt you made is beautiful. I would like to make it as a flower to wear as a courage on my top or suit. I think it would be beautiful. Thank you,

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