Making your own flowers is the trend right now and Cosmo Cricket has a challenge to make your own flowers on their blog. So here's what I made. A simple stamped tag embellished with a glitter-dusted crepe paper rose.
Used: Warble Dear Lizzy Large Clear Acrylic Stamp Set by American Crafts, crepe paper streamer from Party City :), Martha Stewart glitter
Here's a closer look at the roses:
And they're really cute just set up on my desk. Beats real roses because they don't need any maintenance! :)
Want to make these for yourself? I have a tutorial below but I encourage you to search for 'crepe paper roses' on Google to find all the different ways of folding and see which technique/end result you'd like to try. Each artist folds them just slightly different giving the roses a different appearance.
Here's my tutorial of the method I learned long ago.
What you'll need: crepe paper streamer (approximately 1.75" width), clear liquid adhesive, old plastic bristle brush for applying glue, washi or flower tape, glitter
- Cut strips of crepe paper ranging from 18-24 inches. The longer the crepe paper, the fuller and likely tighter your rose will appear. My roses shown above use 24" strips of crepe paper.
- Follow steps 1 through 7 in my illustration below.
- Brush on some clear liquid adhesive and dust on glitter to add some sparkle and there you have it, crepe paper roses!
Hope you enjoyed my tutorial!
Update: One last pic of pink roses turned orange using Smooch Spritz in gingersnap (yellow) and some orange glitter. After I let the ink dry, I painted the roses lightly with liquid glue and dipped them into the glitter. So you can actually use any color crepe paper and change its color through spray inks for another take on them.
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