Making a tissue paper rose

A very quick look at how I make my tissue paper roses.

The petal templates were copied from a real rose. Here I have used onion skin dyed paper for the 37 petals. The petals are curled and then attached to a Midelino stick using homemade glue.

cutting and glueing

Red cabbage makes a lovely purple colour but by adding a little ordinary cooking bicarbonate of soda it turns a teal colour. Red cabbage is ph sensitive, it turns pink with vinegar! I then over dyed the pale orange onion dyed paper with the cabbage to produce an olive green.

natural plant dyes

The sepals are made from the green tissue. And the stem is covered with thin strips wound around it.

orange tissue paper roses

8 March 2021

Posted in Paper flowers.