Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rolled Roses

Are you beginning to get tired of my endless flower tutorials?  I confess I am having a lot of fun finding and creating all these floral ideas with paper.  I decided if I enjoy it, then you might too.  Today I want to demonstrate rolled roses.  This idea, just like the others is not an invention of mine.  I scoured the internet looking for fun ideas and my presentations are just my take on the idea.  I do not mean to copy anyone else and will always try to link back to where I found it originally.  In this case, the next tutorial was found over here and she has a better demo than I am giving, but if you don't feel like blog jumping and want to stick with me today, I will do my best below.
To start your rolled roses, you will need a square of paper.  I used one about 4"x4".  Using your decorative scissors simply cut out a pinwheet sort of design like this:

I decided to add another step to my rose by adding a little bit of texture.  To do this, I used my Texture Boutique and the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder.  I like the Texture Boutique because it serves the purpose of texturing, like a Cuttlebug does, but it doesn't do die cuts.  I have a Cricut.  I don't need a die cut machine.  So I went for the much more inexpensive option and can use any of the Sizzix, Cuttlebug and Quikcutz embossing folders.  Works for me!

Plus, it's about as cute as it could be!

Next, I decided to add a little color to the outer edges with an ink pad.

And then comes the fun part.  Start bending and crumpling the outer edges of the wheel.  This will create the illusion of petal edges. me.  Now start messing it up!

Now comes the tricky part.  Not that tricky though, so don't start stressing.  Simply start rolling the rose up from the outside edge.  If you allow it to sort of roll in a cone shape, it will flare out more like a flower.  Also, you might need to bend the crumpled down edges a little bit because they tend to want to straighten themselves up again.

When you get it all rolled up, you will leave the round center area free. This is actually the base for the rose.  Add a dab of hot glue, and mash it down on there.  If you want to let the wound up rose unwind a little bit, that is fine.  It will make it a little larger.  Just mess around with it.  Squish and scrunch it into the shape you want.
Voila!  And here is your pretty little rose!
And, here is a project I made with mine.  I can actually make something besides cards!
I just used an old 5x7 frame and added some scrapbook paper and ribbon.  I am not in love with the frame and may switch it out sooner or later, but for will do.  The stamped image is one that I designed for Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps .  I colored it with watercolor pencils and a Dove Blender Pen.  Kinda cute, huh?


Marlene said...

You should be selling these on Etsy or something...they're gorgeous. Love all your creations.

Janie said...

No way girl I love your rose's ! And roses are my favorite flower !!! TFS this is a cool technique !!

JoAnn said...

This is the first time I saw your blog and I love the flower tutorials. I have become a follower and will be back later to see what you got going. Thanks for sharing.

Scrappy Mel said...

Definitely NOT tired of your flower tuts here! Thay are beautiful - thank you for sharing!