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THE MAKING OF A CREPE PAPER ROSA PERLE D'OR

Introducing the Rosa Perle D'or, made by following the instructions from Tiffanie Turner’s book The Fine Art of Paper Flowers. I decided to add multiple colours to this flower to give it more of a summery vibe.

Materials you need:

  • 180gsm doublette crepe paper in the colours pale pink, apricot, light salmon, light rose, orange and red. 
  • Moss green crepe paper for the leaves.
  • Green stem wire
  • Tacky or hot glue
  • Scissors
  • Petal templates from The Fine Art of Paper Flowers
Optional materials: I also used watercolours and ink pens to paint white crepe paper to get the exact colours I wanted, you can skip this if you are using already coloured paper. I'd recommend colouring the paper before you start.

 

Crepe Paper Craft Rose Rosa Perle D'or Tutorial Tiffanie Turner The Fine Art of Paper Flowers

The instructions in the book are detailed. I found using hot glue for this particular flower worked better than the suggested tacky glue in the book.

Crepe Paper Craft Rose Rosa Perle D'or Tutorial Tiffanie Turner The Fine Art of Paper Flowers

If you do not have coloured papers, then this is where the water colour would be needed. Crepe paper is slightly water resistant so if you want colours to have more vibrancy they made require two coats. You'll see later on I decided to switch to ink pens for richer colours, so that's also an option.

Crepe Paper Craft Rose Rosa Perle D'or Tutorial Tiffanie Turner The Fine Art of Paper Flowers

Start to curl the edges of the petals with a wooden stick and crush the edges. 

Crepe Paper Craft Rose Rosa Perle D'or Tutorial Tiffanie Turner The Fine Art of Paper Flowers

At this stage, the petals to do need to be in their final positions as you can always adjust them while adding the new one.

Crepe Paper Craft Rose Rosa Perle D'or Tutorial Tiffanie Turner The Fine Art of Paper FlowersHere I decided to use an ink pen to get a darker orange.

Crepe Paper Craft Rose Rosa Perle D'or Tutorial Tiffanie Turner The Fine Art of Paper Flowers

Each flower I make following the book comes out differently then shown as I like to  make small changes during the making process, so don't be afraid to add your own twist when making these wonderful flowers!

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