I do realize I posted a tutorial for a crepe paper rose last week, but I was inspired on one of my morning walks just the other day by this gorgeous rose that looked like a peony. I posted the photo of this rose on my Instagram asking if I should take it on as a paper flower challenge in tissue paper. Of course there were a lot of cheers for this idea. I love the thin delicate petals when I use tissue paper, but the challenge is making the petals curl to shape similar to flower petals which often are cupped. For this flower I used my “curl with the edge of my scissors” technique (very gently) and absolutely love the results. These roses look like they are at the peak of their bloom right before the petals drop. You will find my tutorial below followed by the printable pattern for these roses. Of course you can use any tissue color you like but my choices were Blush, (which I used both unbleached and with a bleached edge for the color variations), French Vanilla for the centers and Tapestry for the leaves. You can learn more about the bleached tissue paper from Livia Cetti’s The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers or by taking her classes (along with mine of course) over at Creativebug. You can also read a bit more about the bleached edge process in my tissue poppy post. The only other materials and tools you will need are 1 inch foam balls (optional), floral wire, floral tape, scissors and a hot glue gun. Go round those up and join me for some tissue paper flower gorgeousness. Cheers! ~ Lia
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