Practising new flowers with plain tissue paper

As this is a new venture for me, I first practise new flowers with plain tissue paper. Adjusting the petal shapes, sizes and numbers needed to produce a flower that I’m happy with.

plain paper tea rose

plain paper garden rose

plain paper ranunculus

I make petal templates cut out of card and an instruction sheet to remind me.

templates

25 January 2021

First rose of the year!

Before I start looking into and purchasing new eco friendly materials I have decided to do my experimenting and design practising with things I already have. So these first flowers are made from ordinary florists white tissue paper and glued with PVA adhesive. The petals and leaves are coloured with natural plant dyes, but the leaves are also painted with an extra watercolour wash to make them a darker green.

yellow paper roses

pale yellow paper roses

13 January 2021

Welcome to my journal

A journey into beautiful paper flowers

Follow my experiments exploring the art of paper flower making, the science of natural dyes and researching eco-friendly materials. And now creating delicate wedding bouquets, buttonholes and arrangements that are both beautiful and kind to the planet.