As promised here is a step by step guide on how to make the roses that I have used in my earlier picture, I have never done one of these guides before so here goes 🙂
I have used a template cutter to press out the spiral shape that I used to make the roses, but you can achieve the same effect by cutting out a circle and then cutting out the spiral shape from within the circle.
Step 2 :
Take the spiral shape that you have cut out from your piece of card or paper and remove any excess paper.
Now I use my Mum’s quilling tool which has a split end that you can thread the paper into in order to help you twist the paper into shape. You can get the same effect by twisting the paper spiral around your finger but it is easier and quicker with a quilling tool.
Hold the paper quite tight as you twist it in to shape. When you get to the end of the spiral you can remove the quilling tool or relax your grip if you are using your fingers and you will get a loose rose as in the following picture.
Now you need to glue the tight end of the spiral together to form the base of the rose. You can use any good quality paper glue but preferably one that dries transparent. I used a hot glue gun for speed but on a couple of my earlier roses I forgot that a hot glue gun is HOT 🙂 ( you may catch sight of a plaster on my finger ).
Leave the rose to dry and then it is time to add a little sparkle 🙂
I have used a bottle of glitter glue just to highlight the edges of the petals.
Finally I glued a small bead into the centre of the rose for that little something extra.
Here is the finished rose:) and a few I made earlier in the week.
I hope that this has been helpful 🙂
Finally to finish off here is another picture that I managed to complete yesterday and I would be interested to hear what you think.
The frame is only 9 inches by 9 inches but I hope that along with the others they will brighten up my walls.
The roses look good in lots of different colours. My Mum says there was a song by Marie Osmond called “Paper Roses” so I will have to have a listen 🙂
Lauren asked for suggestions on how you could use paper roses so I have added a picture below to show a few alternative ideas on how they can be used 🙂
If you click on the picture or tap it you will see that I have loaded a full size picture which you can see more detail in.