Tissue Paper Rose
Use the tissue paper in old patterns to create a beautiful tissue paper rose.
Last weekend was my beautiful mother’s birthday! She is such an important part of my life and I wanted to express that with a handmade gift.
I created this tissue paper rose for her and gave it to her last weekend when we went to lunch and shopping to celebrate!
I created a video to go along with the tutorial, you can see that here: You Tube Tissue Paper Rose Tutorial
This was so much fun to create, and it was my first time doing something like this and I am happy with how it turned out.
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First prep the canvas board with gesso. I chose black gesso to give me a clean slate.
Get the tissue paper ready by ripping the tissue paper and rolling it into a tight strip.
Roll the strips into a tight circle and glue it down in a spiral. Try and keep it all tight and keep going until you get the size you like.
Make the stems by using the strips in a swirl motion. The leaves were made from a short strip with one end slightly trimmed in a rounded shape.
Next I put a layer of black gesso on everything.
No photo here: Then I decided that the black was too dark for the center of my rose so I painted over the black with white gesso
Then I added glass bead texture to the outside of the rose.
Here is where I got really bad at taking photos, lol. But you can see the process in the video
I painted the rose with 2 colors of pink and the background is a light blue to a dark blue to a purple.
I tried to stamp the background with some images but I didn’t love that so I mostly covered that back up.
Then add mod podge and adhere the mica flakes. The mica flakes add so much dimension and sparkle!
Dry brush a light shimmery white over everything and spray a sealer on when you are done.
It makes a wonderfully sparkly gift that was tons of fun to make.
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