Tissue Paper Flowers
Different Types of Flowers
Tissue paper is one of the most popular decorative paper. You can make beautiful flowers with tissue paper in no time. This economical and easy to make flowers can brighten up any room with its variety of designs and the striking range of colours. All you need is a little imagination and skill. So try out the flowers given here...
Materials: The basic materials needed are tissue paper in vivid colours, wire for flower stems and to secure petals, crepe paper to wrap the flower base, stem and to make leaves, Glue and scissors.
There are methods by
which we can give a crinkled, glossy, transparent or translucent effect to the
petals to make them more attractive. Dipping the petals in wax makes them translucent
- gives them a semi- transparent effect. Melt wax or candle stubs in a double
boiler over hot water and dip the finished flower into the melted wax and gentle
shake off excess droplets of wax and allow it to harden. The petals get
a glossy look when sprayed with lacquer or clear acrylic and a glasslike appearance
when the finished flower is dipped in thinned lacquer or plastic resin. Each method
is explained as and when they come.