Because the floral centers of textured paste and the irregular background, the flower image has a lot of depth. If the hobby artist wants to intensify the plastic effect, he can also resort to a collage technique.

For this he tears transparent paper into small pieces that are more or less triangular. He then sticks these small pieces of paper around some of the flowers.

To fix the paper, he can either use glue or use acrylic paint to draw a thin circle around the flower. It is only important that the hobby artist arranges the papers irregularly.

So you are allowed to show in different directions, to overlap and sometimes to be more dense and sometimes sparser. If the hobby artist works too accurately here, the picture might look too childish. This is the flower picture finished!

Flowers are a nice decoration and a welcome gift. Roses, on the other hand, are true classics that always arrive well. But it does not necessarily have to be real flowers.

Made of paper, you can craft beautiful roses in no time at all, which can compete loosely with real roses and guaranteed to last much longer. Acrylic colors give the paper roses their pretty color.

Basically every paper can be processed. And it does not have to be new paper. On the contrary, this craft project is ideal for processing waste paper, packaging papers and paper remnants. From the paper, however, depends on how the finished paper roses look later.

If you want a gentle color, you can grab wrapping paper or brown paper bags from the last purchase of fruit or bread. This dark recycled paper absorbs only a little of the acrylic colors and the colors do not radiate very intensely due to the dark background.

The paper roses look like real, dried flowers. If, on the other hand, you want to produce roses in bright colors, you are well advised to use white or at least light paper.


  • The paper roses are created in two steps. First of all, the paper is dyed. And after the paper has dried, the roses are formed from it. But one after anonther!

    The paper is dyed in a bath of water and acrylic paints. For a flat, sufficiently large vessel is filled with little water. If necessary, the paper is cut to fit in the vessel. If you want, you can also crumple the paper and then pull it apart again. In the creases and folds, the color sets later stronger and it creates a kind of marble pattern.

The acrylic paint can stay as it is.

On the paper then large color fields can be seen. However, this is only the case for the first one or two papers. After that, the splashes of color automatically mix and the paper becomes more and more colorful.

The acrylic paint can be easily pulled apart with the brush. As a result, it connects in places with each other, but the individual color fields remain visible.

The acrylic paint can be completely mixed with the water. This creates a uniform color.