Throughout My Day, In Creativity, In my Walks Alone, As I share an Innocent Smile my Heavenly Father God & Creator fills, encourages & strengthens my soul...for My Hearts desire is to be Used to make a difference..if it be just one at a time as a butterfly gently flutters to each flower, let it start with me. Antoinette Tristan----****Cultivating Joy through my creations with Arts, Crafts, Keepsakes & Notions****----
I wanted to share a "green" paper rose project". I have thought of.. while pulling my labeled address off a cardboard box. How many do we get of those from our mail orders? OK..I'm confessing..me gets a lot..ok.. there. I use them as part of my art supplies. This "green" rose idea is a humdinger of a deal, save money, recycle and get beautiful flowers out of it..I am going to share my 4 step process.
Step 1_ Have a pulled strip of the cardboard paper
Step 2 _ Fold in half.
Showing you on the ruler so you can see the width of the paper I am working with on these particular roses. The end doesn't have to be pointed like this one..it was just tore that way.
Step 3_ Start to roll in to make a firm center
Step 4_ then you twist/flip the paper strip and wind around continuing the process then hot glue
I even left some of the strip out to look like a leaf on one..or you can just take the last little section of the paper strip to use as the foundation to glue the body of the rose down.
I painted these white with acrylic paint(3coats) with a few sprays of water for a particular tag project I am working on. As you see below..I flocked with Martha Stewarts"sugar cubes" flake glitter.
I hope you enjoyed my first picture tutorial. The steps are similar to ribbon or rosette making flowers..The element of pulled cardboard paper strips is want makes this different and my "green" project. Someone may already be doing this but here is "Antoinette's" version. Enjoy...I hope you make many from your throw away boxes.