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Watercolor, Illustration, Surface Design

Paper Roses with a link to a fabulous tutorial!

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I have long admired paper flowers. I think I first noticed them in Mollie Makes, a UK craft magazine. I love Mollie Makes, even though I don’t sew, knit, or crochet. I love the look and feel of it. I’m inspired by the crafts, and love reading about other creatives. It’s crafty, with a hip vibe.
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The first paper flower tutorial I tried didn’t work so well. I have to admit, I’m not the best at following directions, so it wasn’t surprising. the flower didn’t stay together, it just unraveled.

The other day I saw a post on Instagram from @liagriffith – who is amazing – and decided to check her site for tutorials. I did a watered down version of Lia’s rose tutorial. (I hand drew simpler versions of the petals, just to try it out.) I wasn’t disappointed! Using wire, you add a section of petals at a time, securing it with a dab of glue – from a glue gun.
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I was so proud of my rose, I did another, and another, and then tried one with paper I painted with purple watercolors. The bright flowers are really giving life to my Easter mantle!
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Author: Eileen McKenna {my creative resolution}

Web and Print Designer living in New York. I blog about painting, illustration, and designing patterns. Inquires are welcome.

8 thoughts on “Paper Roses with a link to a fabulous tutorial!

  1. Oh, wow, these are perfect for sunny spring weekends.
    The purple one is definitively my fav, the watercolor makes it look more natural 🙂

  2. beautiful! Love the purple watercolor!

  3. Nicely done Eileen! I like working with paper too. Your roses are so striking. And, Molly Makes is a gorgeous magazine. I buy it just to look through it for inspiration.

  4. Reminds me of my wooden bunch of flowers…I’d forgotten all about them. Now you’ve prompted me, I must photograph them and do my experiment-thing.
    These look simple enough to do and they look good. I like how the wire looks like a stamen, very clever! Keep going, Eileen.

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