A picture and video tutorial for crepe paper flower heirloom roses
Of all the crepe paper flower tutorials I will share this week, this is not difficult to make, just very time-consuming. The first one I created, from the start watercoloring the petals to the end trying to manage that sticky and waxy floral tape that seems to repel even the hot glue, took me over an hour. But the results are so worth the time involved.
Here are a few helpful tips on creating unique petals with a more organic look:
BLEACHING THE TWO PLY CREPE PAPER PETALS
Paint bleach on the tips while the petal is still wet and then watch it slowly bleed into the petal.
WATERCOLORING THE PETALS
Brush water in the lower center of the petal
Add watered down paint to the wet area and watch the colors bleed into the petal
When it’s dry, you can shape the petal with a cupping effect as in the below pictures.
CUPPING THE PETAL
- This is a technique can only be used with crepe papers.
- After gluing a little box pleat at the lower edge of the petal, carefully stretch your petals with your thumbs by pulling from the center of the petal outward.
- This action smooths the little folds of the crepe paper apart, creating a little cup.
- Do not pull at the edges of the petals, this action will cause the structure of the cup to weaken.
Gloria Double Sided Crepe Paper (for flower petals)
Florist Crepe Paper (Heavier weight for flower petals and leaves)
vintage pips (stamens)
Spun Cotton Centers (Center of flower, usually glued onto the end of a heavy 18-20 gauge wire)
Supplies listed above can be found at the following websites:
Hugs in advance for the hot glue gun burns that will inevitably occur in the making of these flowers,