I’m back with a fresh paper rose flower design! The large garden rose is a great variation from my smaller paper rose and it was a joy to design. When in full bloom, the leaves of a garden rose are just beautiful and that delicate quality was fun to re-create in paper. My top trick is to gently curl the leaves with the blunt edge of my scissors before assembling the flower. But a second, and equally important trick, is to print a pretty watercolor pattern onto the paper before cutting. These tricks help to create dimension and depth to the flower and turn a flat piece of paper into something full of life and texture.
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To make your own paper garden rose you will need to download both the watercolor print and the petal pattern below. Print the watercolor wash onto Flame metallic paper on both sides before cutting your petals. This works best on a laser printer. If you will be cutting you petals by hand then download the PDF pattern below. If are cutting with a cutting machine then use the SVG file below. Once your petals and leaves are cut, you can begin to curl them and assemble the bloom by following the step-by-step photo tutorial. Make a dozen for a traditional rose bouquet or make a few to mix in with real ever green foliage from your garden. However you choose to display your paper garden rose, we would love to see your work. Snap a pic and send it to us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using @liagriffith and we will share our faves. See you there! ~ Lia
UPDATE: This flower design was featured on AM Northwest! To find the free blush and copper rose template check out this post.
- Text Weight Metallic Paper – Flame, Botanic (discontinued; use Moss)
- 18-Gauge Green Paper Covered Wire
- Floral Tape — Fern
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