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Old 04-01-2016, 02:06 PM
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Welcome to our APRIL Plant Parade!

This month was originally chosen by Sharrm as she likes April!
Unfortunately due to serious illness she is unable to be with us.
Shar, when you are able to look in, we all wish you well and hope you are restored to health very soon.

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This month our plant is FERNS - the oldest living plant on the planet - think New Zealand and its tree ferns!

Here are some images from the RIL - if you click on the title of the category above, you'll find lots more!

There are just a few guidelines;

Please don't post your paintings until "reveal day" which this month, is the 20th of APRIL

Crop, enlarge, distort, play, manipulate a reference in any way you wish.

All mediums are welcome, Paint, Pen, Pencil, Pastel, Digital, mixed media, 3D and collage or however you want to represent them. Any method of applying the medium is acceptable too. Discuss, banter with others about your choice(s), your successes, finds and/or difficulties in this thread, but reveal nothing until 20th!

If you subscribe to the thread it's easier to keep up with all the communications.

... and if you have your own photos from this category, feel free to use them and/or share them!

Have fun peeps!
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Re: The Plant Parade: our forum project - APRIL 2016

Good choices! Love ferns and have a bird's nest and asparagus fern along with one I can't identify.
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Re: The Plant Parade: our forum project - APRIL 2016

Thanks Maureen. I should be able to take part this month. I love ferns too, there are some good ones in the botanic gardens here I might have to re-visit.
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Re: The Plant Parade: our forum project - APRIL 2016

Works from life then eh Kay and Kay?

Mine in the garden take over .... easy to see why they survive!
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Re: The Plant Parade: our forum project - APRIL 2016

Thanks for an interesting subject, Maureen.
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Re: The Plant Parade: our forum project - APRIL 2016

Thanks Christel ... and if you have any pics, please add them
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Re: The Plant Parade: our forum project - APRIL 2016

Ferns - ferns...hmmm, they would be grand to add to my repertoire. Going to have to do some research on this one for sure. Interestingly, I was just asking a cold porcelain/gum paste group how they made their ferns....I got responses back, but they use cutters and veiners, so this is going to take some figuring out for sure. Ah well, I have 23 days left to try.

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Re: The Plant Parade: our forum project - APRIL 2016

Lynne - I did think ferns would be a good addition for your bouquet arrangements! Glad you think so too
Would a card template help for the cutting?
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Pretty fern samples!
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Re: The Plant Parade: our forum project - APRIL 2016

Well, Maureen, the cutting is only a portion of the quandry. I need to figure out how to make the ferns look like ferns, not just green clay...so a template is needed to actually cut them out from, but I need to figure out how to 'vein' them also, so they look real. 22 days to do that in. lol.

Oh gracious, I just re-read the original post! We've moved reveal day from the 25 to the 20th? I have less time than I thought....

Ferns would look nice against my cymbidium orchids...those are in the works for a special someone's anniversary. We'll see what we can come up with!

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Re: The Plant Parade: our forum project - APRIL 2016

Lynne, thanks for pointing out the error it should be 25th!!! I just copied my December text and forgot we make it earlier that month!! o:

Sure you'll figure the veining!
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Re: The Plant Parade: our forum project - APRIL 2016

I will do some ferns in honor of Sharrm (sharron) this month
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Re: The Plant Parade: our forum project - APRIL 2016

So very sad to hear about Shar! A lovely lady, who will be sadly missed.
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Re: The Plant Parade: our forum project - APRIL 2016

Im still on holiday and using our son's internet connection to briefly check in.

Ive been doing lots of walking, on the super walking tracks around here, and have taken some great photos of tree ferns, which I'll upload here when I get home in a few days. The tree ferns here in the North Island are so tall and luscious looking to ours in the South Island, truely beautiful!
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Count me in. My first Plant Parade, for Shar.
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