I'm not in anyway claiming any original idea, but I'm posting a piece tomorrow with some of these tatty book page roses, and I thought I'd add a quick tutorial showing how I made them.
all you need is a book page, some glue, and ink if you want to colour them.
tear an "almost" circle out of the paper- no accuracy required
tear into a spiral, starting thin at the edge and increasing thickness as shown
Start rolling tightly from the outside edge, keeping the inside edges aligned.
leave to rest so it unfurls a little add a blob of glue to centre of spiral and press rest of flower onto it. you know have a rose..... but..... I find these to dimensional to use on anything, so the next stage is to squish between finger and thumb to give a more open tatty rose
you can now ink these as desired, I used the appropriately names "tattered rose"
to give a finished flower. Voila! quick, easy and each one is unique!
you could also add a touch of glitter if required.
come back tomorrow to see the piece that I used three of these flowers on
I am happily married with two wonderful sons. I work full-time as a radiographer. I like to make stuff. Cardmaking, knitting, crochet. I'll try anything crafty.I also have an unhealthy love of maths: I did a degree for fun.
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