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August 16, 2020 4 min read

"If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." (Vincent Van Gogh)

This world would be dull and bland with dull shades of gray if there were no colors around us. Human emotions and colors are closely linked. Bright, warm, and vivid colors generally evoke different emotions than cool, soft, and dull colors create entirely different feelings. 

Colors have the power to make us feel happy, sad, relaxed, excited, or even hungry. These colors can make it us on high alert or help us to get in touch with nature also. These colors are essential aspects of creativity and creative products. Colors also allow us to convey certain emotions most beautifully and creatively.

You can apply this same concept when it comes to sola wood flowers. To assemble a wood flower arrangement or sola wood bouquet, the artist has to consider so many things:

  • What is the special requirement of the client!
  • What is the natural color for a certain specimen!
  • How it is possible to mix two colors perfectly!
  • To create a lovely and complimentary contrast, what will be an ideal color mixing formula!

The color reality of sola wood flowers:

Sola wood flowers are not the real blooms, but you cannot isolate these beautiful blossoms from nature. These are created with the gift of life, "sola wood." Sola is the wood obtained from the bark of balsa tree wood. This wood is ivory in color, and it is used to craft sola flowers. These slices of balsa tree wood are used to make the petals of sola wood flowers combined to form a complete shape of any flower.

Sola flowers look stunning in their original cream or ivory color, but the porous nature of sola wood material allows you to dye these blooms in any color you like. Coloring or dying sola wood flowers is a great hobby. Especially in these times of social distancing and self-isolation, it is the ideal way to relax and a perfect booster to boost your inner creativity. Maybe it sounds a little complicated to paint a sola wood flower bouquet, but it will be so comfortable with a lot of fun. 

Initially, you will find it a little intimidating, but don't lose hope and be courageous to satisfy your thirst for creativity. Just keep trying, again and again, to reach your goals finally. Before start working, collect all the prime materials with having spares that will help you in case mistakes happen.

How to study color science?

It is a tough job to study colors, but little know-how about colors makes you decide how and where you could apply a particular color. It is not possible to learn about color science completely, but fine details make all the differences.

Here in this article, a rough general idea of colors with their particular meanings is given to you. Remember these emotions related to different colors:

  • BEIGE is the color that represents quietness and unification.
  • To express mystery, elegance, depth, and mourning, BLACK is the color you can use.
  • The color BLUE represents peace, calmness, and cold.
  • DARK BLUE represents power, integrity, and knowledge.
  • The color GREEN can represent nature, fertility, health, youth, and wealth.
  • ORANGE is the representative of balance, warmth, and enthusiasm.
  • PINK shows love and tenderness
  • The PURPLE color symbolizes spirituality, royalty, and nobility.
  • RED is for passion, energy, and excitement.
  • WHITE is the color of purity, cleanliness, and birth.
  • The color YELLOW represents joy, hope, happiness, and optimism.

Create a perfect sola wood floral bouquet:

To create a beautiful and inspiring sola wood flowers bouquet, you need the following things:

  • Sola wood flowers with or stems in bulk
  • Paints – you can use acrylic paint, oil paint, watercolors, fabric paints, or spray paints to dye these blooms, but acrylic paints are the best available option for wooden flowers.
  • Warm water
  • A try or holder to dry the wooden dye blooms
  • Glycerin – it is used as a softening agent to keep the petals soft

How to dye/paint sola wood flowers?

In the beginning, it is advised to keep the ratio between water and acrylic paint around 2:1. This means you have to use twice the amount of water to mix acrylic paint. It is not a strict rule to make extremely accurate measurements. If you feel unsatisfied with the intensity of the color, rinse, and repeat until you achieve the desired results. 

Mix the color and water ratio properly by using a fork or a mixer. After achieving a thoroughly mixed mixture, you can start dipping the beautiful sola wood flowers inside this solution. There is no issue in painting your wooden blooms with a brush, but dipping is a more natural way of doing things.

This paint can easily remove from your hands, so you can also use your hands to dip the flower inside the paint solution. Gently apply the fork to stir it around to get a good and resistant coat. Sometimes the single coating is enough to get your desired color, but if you want more intense color or a durable layer of paint to repeat this step more than once.

You can also change the ratio between paint and water to get the results you want.

After dying the wooden flowers ultimately, you need to test your patience and consistency. Sola wood flowers take about 24 hours to be completely dry. 

Try to avoid touching sola wood flowers in less time than specified or otherwise your flowers could get damaged, or the paint coat may ruin. To create a perfect wooden bouquet for a particular event, it is very important to select the right color of the blooms carefully. Dying sola wood flowers and making a beautiful wood floral bouquet is a lovely hobby that allows you to relax, calm, and helps you to remove your daily life frustration colorfully.

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