Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dollhouse Miniature Flower - Ranunculus in 1:12 Dollhouse Miniature Scale

I probably have been mentioning my sweet friend Jacqueline a lot in my blog these days, but I continue to be inspired and get to learn new things from her. Just the other day, she mentioned the word Ranunculus to me. I asked, "What's that?" And off I went to google.

When I found out what it was, I was extremely excited and happy - because I've been trying to find out the name of this beautiful flower for the longest time...Having seen it in real life, I marveled at the colours, and admire how tightly the petals remain close to each other. I have always thought it was just one of the roses species, but all thanks to my sweet friend, I now know the proper name for this! :) Armed with this new word, I went wild searching for some photos of it.

While researching, I saw one of my favourite blogger and photographer, Polina of Beautyspot talked about this beautiful flower here

If I understood the translated page properly, it did seems that ranunculus is also expensive even in Russia. It can go up to 7 or 8 USD per stalk! I know the flower shop in my neighbourhood doesn't carry this flower since there really is no demand for it. Out of curiosity, I did check with an upscale florist shop in town, and found out that they are selling each stalk of ranunculus for about S$4.50 to S$5.00, and they do require a minimum order of 5 stalks. I am still thinking...and am going to do more research. I'm interested to get a stalk or two, to brighten up my day, to study the petals and admire their beauty...

I was so drawn with the colours in Polina's photo that I tried creating it in 1:12 dollhouse miniature scale.

The characteristics of this flower is that it has dense layers of tissue like petals, which is a new challenge to replicate into dollhouse miniature scale.

I hope this resembles a pink ranunculus...somehow....

My favourite flower now....:)

And this is especially dedicated to Jacqueline and Polina....thank you for inspiring me....





10 comments:

Lavecinita said...

Esta preciosa,parece de verdad,enhorabuena.

Craftland said...

Very elegant. Great work.
Hugs from Craftland

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

You did a wonderful job! I love ranunculus. I tried to grow some last year...but none came up. Their colors and rose-like appearance are breathtaking. Well done! ; )
~Michele

ANDA said...

Very beautiful this flower! Really fall in love with the man who he sees! I do not want to believe that it is not the real flower is on the chair! PERFECT!!
Anda

Fabiola said...

Perfect and elegant.
Bye Faby

rosanna said...

Is is mini? It's wonderful and I love the true ones too.

Lucy Express said...

Gorgeous!

Marisa's Mini Treasures said...

Oh Dear!! you have capture the true beauty of this flower in your work. BEAUTIFUL JOB!
Hugs, Marisa

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Pei li, you crafted a beautiful Ranunculus. And this little post made me a little teary...it's always such joy and inspiration to share ideas and thoughts with you. Thanks so much for the mention and the dedicated! I CANNOT wait for you to craft a bouquet of ranunculus for my Coco's little kitchen. Have a beautiful day and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Korna said...

Oh my, you are my master... :D