The first flower I made is petaled, I quartered my paper and cut my half rounds.
Then I fanned the paper with the flower side out.
Wrapping the pipe cleaner around the center, I pulled the five layers of paper apart. I like this flower although finicky about staying round sometimes.
Then I frayed the long side of the paper (group of five), and fanned the short side.....
to get this carnation like flower, pretty huh? Protector of Vintage sent me a book about tissue paper flower I wished I could find but don't cha know it! I think it is in one of my 6 piles of craft books. I can't get this studio quick enough!
Anyway I cut a boat shaped leaf, taped it in the middle on both sides of the tissue and poked the pipe cleaner through to for a leaf.
I'm not sure why but these remind me of pond lilies, don't they look like them?
After having a brain storm with the Christmas ribbon being the center of the flower, all my 14 dinner plate sized pretties were done.
I saved scenting these for another occasion. C&G Design
Words and photos by Dawn,C&G Design.