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Topic: A slight variation on duct tape roses (with tutorial)  (Read 19386 times)
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2006 08:13:39 PM »

Beautiful bouquet!

Now ... let's all get started. Valentine's Day isn't that far off you know.
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2006 08:49:22 AM »

wow. those are so gorgeous! that's the perfect valentine-surprise for my bf, he loves duct tape! haha Smiley

« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2006 09:28:17 AM »

These roses are great!!!!  Outstanding work!!!  I made Water Lilies for my wifes little fountain pond I built her the summer.  I would love to make her and my daughters a dz roses for v day.  I understand you variation fold, but don't know how you got to the 1/2 diamond.  Can anyone help, or am I being dense.

I also noticed people saying they can't get them to lay/curve correctly.  I use an 18 or 20 ga. wire in the edge of my water lilies to shape them.  then you can use the wire stems out the bottom to connect all together and attach to stem.

Also, someone asked where to get colored duct tape, in my area one of our LCS - Michaels - has it in all primaries and neons.

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« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2006 11:20:41 AM »

ooo. i liek those! i jusy made a bunch of duct tape roses and i think im gonna try your way with duct tape and electricle tape Wink

« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2006 11:51:31 AM »

I understand you variation fold, but don't know how you got to the 1/2 diamond.  Can anyone help, or am I being dense.

I second that. There's something I'm missing, and I really want to try this? Help, help please? =)

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« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2006 12:59:31 PM »

they look really real

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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2006 09:55:36 AM »

those are so realiztic looking! i love them xD

« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2006 08:33:10 PM »

I've made these. How long have yours lasted though? because whenever I use electrical tape the tape eventually stops holding and the petals "unfold" a little. That's why I like duct tape better.

To the people that are confused, this is how you make the basic petals (imagine the white part as the sticky side of the tape) But in this drawing I made it look like you should use a long strip of tape for each petal, which doesn't look as good as using a shorter strip. Oh well I'm not a professional illustrator but you get the idea Smiley

Then you can overlap the bottom part like she did in the picture in the first post.
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2006 04:39:27 PM »

Hiya, old thread I know, but I've just made a few of these (using electrical tape) and I too found the little fold in the bottom to be a great addition.

I fold mine in a different way however, I first used the technique in post above, but then tried this way and found it easier (apologies for the bad ascii-art, hopefully you can work out whats going on).

Starting with a long bit of tape, fold one end over on itself (leaving a bit at the bottom), then fold the other end down so the edges line up (and leave a bit at the bottom), then you can do the little tuck fold the original poster suggested, and wrap round your stem.

 |                    |
 |                    |
          /           |
         /   smooth   |
|_       |   |
       |   | <- sticky
          / \
         /   \
       |   |   |
       |   |   |

This eliminates the rather odd looking "pocket" on the petals of the other side (where the top triangle has been folded over in such a way as to leave a slit along one side of it, which looks weird to me. It also seems to encourage the tips of each petal to ever so slightly bend outwards, which looks good too.
Of course, it also proves bigger petals, which might be too large on 50mm duct tape, but are great with thin electrical tape.
« Reply #29 on: August 18, 2006 06:10:36 PM »

I love these so much! What a great idea to give them as a gift to someone special!
wow how come I haven't thought of that yet? hahah
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