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All About Roses!

April 05, 2021 1 Comment

Roses are a cornerstone flower for any florist! They are beautiful, incredibly versatile and immediately recognizable. We have so many sola wood flowers in the rose style (check out all the varieties here!) that instead of painting each one, we wanted to show you some different painting techniques that you can transfer in any color palette on any rose!

Now let's dive into some specialty roses and the classic red rose!

Cappuccino Rose

OYL Flower: La Fleur

Painting Technique: Both Dip Dye and Hand Paint.

  • Use the dip dye method for your base coral coloring. While the flower is damp but not soaked (give them around 30-45 minutes of drying time), hand paint the inner creases with a terracotta paint/water mixture. Spritz with water so the darker color blends. 

Yellow & Red Rose

 OYL Flower: Tea Rose

Painting Technique: Both Dip Dye and Hand Paint.

  • Use the dip dye method for your base yellow coloring*. Take a soft, flat paint brush and dip it into straight red paint, then water and then apply it to the edges of your petals.
  • If you want a smooth blend of red into yellow, let the flowers dry for just a few minutes after dip dyeing before adding the red. If you want a harsher definition between the two colors, let the flowers dry for 30-45 minutes and do not spray with water after applying the red to the petal edges.

*We recommend spraying this particular style of flower with Design Master Super Sealant and letting it completely dry before dip dyeing.

Toffee Rose

OYL Flower: Cornelia and curled rose munchkins

Flower Morphing Technique: Sometimes the flower you want to replicate takes a little bit of extra craftiness. The cornelia has the perfect side petals for a toffee rose but the center wasn't exactly right. To change that up, we cut down the pointy innermost petals of the cornelia, grabbed 3 munchkins (the ones with the curled edges were perfect!) and glued them into the center of the cornelia. 

Painting Technique: Dip Dye Method. We recommend spraying this particular style of flower with Design Master Super Sealant and letting it completely dry before dip dyeing.

Create Your Own Specialty Rose!

The great thing about the techniques we used to make these specialty flowers is that they can be used on pretty much any of our sola wood flowers with any paint colors! The possibilities of what you can create are endless.

Classic Red Shabby Rose

Finding the perfect red paint for that traditional red rose look can be a challenge. We painted 7 sophias in a variety of red paints - our usual 50/50 paint to water mixture with a splash of glycerin. No additional colors or filters on the pictures have been used to give you the closest true to color visuals to base your preference on!

Orange Undertones

These three paints tended to have slightly orange undertones - craftsmart Bright Red and craftsmart Red. It was also incredible to note that while two of the paints had the exact same name (Red), the colors were different based on the type of paint selected. The premium satin was a bit brighter and closer to a fire engine red while the regular satin acrylic was slightly darker and more of a muted, natural color.

Purple Undertones

The three colors above go in a different direction than the oranges. These have a somewhat purple undertone to them! The folkArt Cardinal Red and Apple Barrel Tuscan Red would work very well if you are going for a somewhat darker vibe (Halloween or a moody floral vibe come to mind!). As expected, the folkArt Berry Wine does start to cross the line into burgundies which is a comparison topic for another day!). 

Neutral Red

We have experimented with a LOT of reds over the years and this craftsmart Holiday Red is one of our favorites for a neutral red without any other undertones! 

The Full Collection!

Roses have been and will continue to be a favorite flower of so many! They can follow tradition in classic colors or completely break the mold with any combination of colors. and painting techniques. We hope you have so much fun experimenting and cannot wait to see what you create!





1 Response

Bobbie
Bobbie

April 08, 2021

Simply gorgeous paint work! Thanks for the inspiration!

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