Flower_Paper_Anemone_Best_Metallic-724x1160We all agree at Lia Griffith HQ, that this anemone is one of my best paper flower designs to date. My past designs include a watercolor print anemone, a tissue paper anemone and a felt anemone. I do have a crepe paper anemone on my “to design” list. This pretty flower is simple, classic, yet is so detailed. You may remember this flower sitting on my counter in my kitchen tour. The contrast of the paper colors along with the intricate centers of each bloom set this paper flower above the rest. It makes the perfect DIY wedding flower for it’s formal yet delicate appearance, yet it looks just as wonderful sitting in a vase on my kitchen worktop. Of course, as with all my paper flower designs, it is absolutely possible to make this project in any color of paper. I like to use a metallic pale pink with a metallic black paper for the bloom and a deep, matte green for the leaves. Match this green with the green of your floral tape for a more natural look.

The trick to getting these paper anemones just right is to practice the curling technique that I used on the petals and leaves. It’s a simple process but takes a little confidence and just the right amount of pressure. So take a couple of scrap pieces of paper, the same weight as the paper you intend to make your flowers with, and play! Experiment with using both sides of your scissors – the blunt side and then the sharp side, and choose which way you prefer. Curl away from you in different directions, with different amounts of pressure each time and take note of how it changes the paper. Within in a few minutes you will understand the feel of the paper and be better equipped to go ahead and create something beautiful! As usual I have provided the SVG file for those of you who are using a cutting machine and a PDF of the templates for those of you who will be cutting by hand. Enjoy! ~ Lia

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