6. When possible use already dyed silks (that you stiffen yourself). This can potentially save a lot of your time and can work well for some projects but not for all.
They might cost a bit more, but your time (and the result!) is more precious. I recommend trying metallic fabrics for festive and wedding designs, as well as Rayon Satin and Cotton Velvet for the foliage.
7. Ribbons, both rayon and fine rice paper are great to use and can save you time when working on certain projects. White rayon ribbon can be dyed to match, whilst green can be easily used as is with smaller and larger flowers to help you make your flowers quicker.
8. In flower making every little helps. Make sure your glue is right for the job. Normally 2 types of glue are required in flower making: a very thick PVA glue for putting flowers together and a more liquid PVA glue that is used for backing leaves and petals. Obtaining some specialist flower glue can make a lot of difference when assembling flowers.
10. Good news: practice makes perfect. It really does with handmade flowers. So keep up the good work you are doing and enjoy it whilst enlisting all the best tools and other supplies that make your flower making quicker and easier. ♥