frosted paper dendrobium orchid

Tickled Pink

Due to more coloring and shaping than some of our other paper flowers, this frosted paper dendrobium orchid is considered an intermediate craft. This project begins with our citrus and conifer packs of frosted craft paper with subtleties of color achieved by applying PanPastel. The overall effect is breathtaking as delicate petals give way to a rich magenta at the tips, accented with deep green leaves and yellow-green buds tinged with pink at the top.

Ready to craft these gorgeous paper orchids for your home? Our tutorial will show you step by step how to color and assemble the blooms as well as the buds, then attach them to a wire stem. When you’re done with your flowers, don’t forget to share them with us by using #MadeWithLia on Instagram and Facebook — or posting a photo on our crafter’s community page.

Skill level: Intermediate

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How to Make a Frosted Paper Dendrobium Orchid

  1. Gather your tools and materials. Then download the zip file below.
  2. Cut out paper according to template using scissors or a cutting machine.
  3. Add detail to both sides of petals using magenta PanPastel.
  4. Use the colored pencil to add strokes over the PanPastel. Then with an eraser, clean up any smudging to refine the shading.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

frosted paper dendrobium orchid tutorial by Lia Griffith

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