English Garden Rose

Paper Flower Course with Quynh D. Nguyen, & Sarah Simon

What’s more charming than a garden rose? I collaborated with watercolor artist Sarah Simon to bring you a step-by-step tutorial for creating stunning, life-like blooms. You’ll want an entire bouquet’s worth of these elegant, ruffled roses!

Timeless Beauty

To advance your skills to new heights, learn how to color crepe with best-selling watercolorist author Sarah Simon of TheMintGardener. I partnered with Sarah to develop this step-by-step garden rose tutorial so that you learn watercolor painting from the best. Sarah's watercolor expertise will add layers of depth and dimension to your crepe paper, taking your garden roses to a whole new level of beauty. We've created an easy method for painting and shaping your rose petals, making this project accessible to everyone.

Once you've completed your first garden rose, you won't be able to resist creating more. Imagine an entire rose garden blooming on your mantelpiece, radiating beauty and charm throughout the year. Transform ordinary materials into extraordinary works of art, and let the timeless beauty of garden roses inspire you every day.

What You Will Learn In This Course:

With Sarah's expert guidance, you'll learn how to create a cohesive color palette by mixing watercolors. She demonstrates the art of watercoloring on crepe paper, allowing you to add depth and realism to your petals and foliage. Discover the various brush strokes that will enable you to achieve lifelike details that will truly make your roses come alive.

I will show you the secret to creating the perfect petal center. Learn how to combine German and Italian crepe papers, strategically adding depth and lightness to your creations. With my guidance, you'll become skilled at mitering crepe paper to create exquisite foliage that complements your roses seamlessly. Your rose stems will blend effortlessly with the foliage, resulting in stunning arrangements that will captivate anyone who sees them.

Supplies Used:

  • 90 gsm Italian crepe paper in white or off-white

  • German doublette crepe paper in white and fern/moss

  • Watercolor paint in yellow, red, blue, and white (Winsor and Newton shades recommended in tutorial)

  • Brushes in fan size 6, round size 4 or 6, and flat size 10

  • Tacky glue and glue stick

  • Floral tape

  • Narrow ruler or scraper

  • Wires and wire cutters

Difficulty Level:

Whether you're a seasoned paper florist or just starting your creative journey, this tutorial is designed to cater to all skill levels. Our clear, concise instructions will ensure that every step of the process is effortless and enjoyable. From beginner to expert, everyone can embrace the joy of creating crepe paper garden roses and witness their skills bloom alongside their stunning creations.

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