I made thses. Obviously. Out of tissue paper. Even though they may not look like much, each take about an HOUR to make!
Well thanks for looking, and comments are very much appreciated<33Tutorial
- Tissue Paper, About 4 colors
- Glue (I find that arelene's tacky glue works best
First, Cut the paper long ways to about a third of it's origonal width, as shown:
Then, roll paper as shown, at about a 45 degree angle. If it is less, it won't turn out right.
Tape the end
If you did it right, that taped end should be 3/4 way down the stem, like in the picture... the scisors are pointing to the taped end.
Cut a strip of tissue paper, about 2 inches wide. If you want to, you can also cut a really thin decorative strip.
Wrap the base color around the stem tightly, and at an angle*. When you wrap the thinner strip around, it should be at the same angle, as shown in the picture.
* Save the excess base color paper, like in the above picture. You will use it later.
I used five different colors of paper, but you can use any amount, really. This may sound confusing, but stay with me, it will make sense if you think about it.
You have to cut three of each petal size in each color. Confused? Say i have a sheet of pink tissue paper. Cut three small petals, three medium, three large. On another sheet of orange paper, cut three small, three (or six) medium, three large.
So do this on all paper colors. Instead of just small medium and large, you could do a larger medium as a fourth size. Here is a picture of all my petals before they were glued on:
I find that cutting petals straight off the edge is the eaisest most conservative. So when youre done cutting petals, your papers should look like these:
Ok so now we assemble the flowers. Before you do, put a small line of glue on the bottom of each petal, like so:
By doing this to all petals in advance, it saves time.
After they all have glue on them, start putting them on; start at the top of the stem with the smallest petals. Press the glued part onto the stem.
After you have all three petals...
add the next layer of petals, But inbetween the first petals, and continue this way, altering petal placement. This piture has three layers in it, and you can clearly see each color.
When applying petals, you will run into edges sticking out like this:
Just press them flat and the glue will hold.
Just keep putting on flower petals. I find an easy way to do this is to hold the flower upside down and place them.
Flower in progression:
I think you will notice that the petals are very spread out. When you finish, place your hands here:
Just smoosh them together; they should slide eaisly because of the glue.
Tape the bottom part of the rose to secure the petals.
Now remember that piece of tissue paper we saved in the beginning?
Cut a small petal out of it...
And glue it to the flower as a leaf!
FINAL PRODUCT:Notes and Tips
1. Please PLEASE don't sell these!! They are like... my personal design and its taken along time to develop and perfect them. Please respect my wishes by not selling them... i dont care if you like give them away as presents or anything.
2. The longest part of this process should be cutting out the petals; if you take too long putting the petals onto the stem, when you go to smoosh them together, the stem decoration will rip.
3. Arlene's tacky glue works ALOT better than elmer's for this project.
4.The stem paper thing takes practice. It's pretty hard to do at first but after a few flowers it should get eaiser.
5. No one color should dominate the flower; try to use equal ammounts of each color.
6. If you ues less than five colors, you will need to cut more than three sizes to compensate for the loss of petals. A rose with only 10 layers looks whimpy; the flower in this tutorial had twice that many.
questions? just ask.
this was my first tut so i hope it made sense!! thanks for readig everoyne!!