tissue paper tulip tutorial

Thursday, 24 January 2013

to make a tulip you will need
tissue paper (white)
water colour paints
yellow and green tissue
egg cups for shaping

cut the tissue in to a petal shape with a slightly ruffled edge, fold the tissue so you can cut several at a time, then glue two petals together to make one petal as the tissue it to thin with just one layer. to paint them lay them flat on a shiny surface that will be easy to peel them off of when they are wet with out tearing them, (i used a tray)
use pink paint a cover the petal and then add bits of darker pink and a bit of green. to form the shape i gently peeled them off and placed them in the egg cups and placed them in front of the fire ( radiator or other heat source) to dry and they will form the shape of a tulip petal, then cut some yellow tissue in a wide strip and fold it half then cut lots of little strips 3/4 of the way to the bottom then add glue and roll around the top of the straw for the centre then glue the petals around it making them stand up right, then cut a strip of green tissue and wrap it around the straw for the stem


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  1. Wow, I can't believe those art real tulips. They look so pretty. x

  2. Wow, they are xo beautiful, hard to believe they are made of tissue paper.

  3. I would not have guessed these were not real. They are so pretty! I would love it if you would link this to my new linky party, "What I Accomplished Wednesdays."

    Have a great weekend!

  4. Wow, they look real. I Love tulips, so I love your craft. Neat!

    Linking from Mod Vintage Monday,
    Ricki Jill

  5. Hi Aimee, I love how real they look! I haven't tried a project like this yet & might have to add it to my list. Thanks for linking up & sharing your tutorial @ DearCreatives.com Hope to see you again soon! Theresa

  6. So, so lovely! I just discovered your blog...I am so glad to now be following along!


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