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tissue paper carnations

This week on Folding Trees, I am running a daily series on different types of paper flowers. To get things started, I followed a few online tutorials to make tissue paper flowers, but the end results looked really childish – not the elegant decorative look I like. So I had a think and came up with my own method to make these tissue paper carnations.

paper carnations by planetjune

I think they look lovely – the darker petal edges add a lot of realism and give the flowers a more professional finish. My inspiration was some beautiful carnations I was given last winter (thank you, library friends!):

carnations

And here is a close-up of my paper version – pretty similar, don’t you think?

paper carnations by planetjune

If you’d like to see how to make your own, check out my tutorial on Folding Trees!

3 Comments »

  1. Brie said

    Stunning – I am besotted!!!

  2. Robyn said

    WOW! Beautiful! They look real! Great job!

  3. doug said

    I can’t tell the difference between the real flower and the paper flower! You have serious talent! Good on you.

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