Hello, and happy Friday!
One of my favourite ways to elevate my paper flowers is to use colouring techniques. Whether that's with a full colour wash, just highlighting the edges of the petal, creating an ombre effect, or even just adding veins to the leaves. Whichever you choose, adding painted details to your paper flowers is a great way to make them look more realistic.
Have you tried any colouring techniques yet?
Today I’m showing you some of the techniques I used on my latest tutorial for the paper anemone. Me being me, I couldn't just make one paper anemone for the tutorial video...I ended up making 9! All in different colours and varieties. I don't do things by halves!
For these flowers I used acrylic paints, alcohol inks and pan pastels. So I thought it might be interesting to share the results with you, and show you step by step how I achieved each one.
Watch the video below to see how I used acrylic paints with the standard crepe paper colour, and what a difference that extra bit of detail can make.
Let me know if you try either of these details, I'd love to hear how they turned out!
Stay tuned for more colouring videos coming soon.
Until then, happy flower making.