Trace them onto the cardboard and cut them out. Cut out two of each piece. You will want to make sure the small pectoral fins the ones on the sides of the fish are mirror images of each other.
Acrylic paints in your choice of colours Paint brush 2. Cut your newspaper into wide horizontal strips. Glue several strips together along their ends making one long strip. Fold the strip in half lengthwise. Fold in the sides to meet the middle foldline. Fold in half again. You will now have a long sturdy 4-ply paper strip that looks like bias tape with which to make your rose.
Make a bud by scrunching and then coiling the start of the strip. Coil the strip flat around the bud.
Continue coiling the strip flat around the flower, flipping gently every so often as in Step Now and then, add a dollop of glue on the inside of the strip to hold the lot together. Sing this softly to yourself as you work.
Glue the end of the strip flat to the bottom. Give your rose the desired shape by squishing it in your hands. I used three colours of paint for my roses. I started with my colour of choice, say pink, and covered the flower pretty well with one coat.
I let that coat dry a few minutes. I then dry-brushed just a little white onto the rose for dimension. And finally, I dry-brushed a little orangey-brown to age it a little. And there it is… Your newspaper rose!
The key to getting this look, I think, is to keep the strip flat against the body of the rose as you work. That is the secret.
Best of luck to you! If you have any further burning questions, fire me off an email. Again, to see the completed wreath in all its pastel glory, find it here ages ago back in April Might try a little tissue paper on this, I collect cute tissue paper, so I have a good stack.
Thanks for the tip about using a paper towel roll holder and the wax paper.
You are a keeper! These tin foil tissue paper ornaments are easy for kids of all ages to make, and for a simple, inexpensive craft, the results are beautiful. The inspiration for these ornaments came from these super-easy tissue paper ornaments we made last week.
Place the cotton ball in the middle of the circle, wrap the tissue paper around it, and tie the head with a bit of the thread. For the angels arms make a slight twist in the tissue paper at each side. Fabric and paper blooms are always in season. The best part?
You can make these faux flowers, suitable for formal and casual weddings, in advance. Baby Shower Decorations for Boy kit, It’s A Boy, Banner, Tissue Paper, Fans, Honeycomb Paper Balls, Tassels, Blue, Gold Foil, Hanging, Party Supplies, Indoor/Outdoor.
Adjust what you need based on how many flowers you want to make. You'll Need: 12 Sheets of Tissue Paper (20"x26" or 20"x30") 12 Pipe Cleaners or other Flexible Wire Scissors A Vase Optional: Ribbon to decorate the Vase Scotch Tape to attach the Ribbon to the Vase A Ruler or Measuring Tape.