|Have you ever seen a miniature doll or hat just
lavished with tiny ribbon roses? These tiny blooms can be
one of the most effective embellishments for a miniature project.
And as impressive as they are, they are also very simple and
inexpensive to make too!
You will need a rose tool, and silk ribbon. For most
applications, I use 4mm ribbon for roses, but if you want larger
roses, you can use 7mm, or if you are working in a smaller scale,
try the 2mm size. The only other supply you will need is
white glue. You will find it easy to use the glue if you
have it placed in a fine tip applicator.
So gather up your supplies and give it a try. And if your
first rose or two (or ten) don't look particularly lovely, don't
give up. This is simply a matter of technique and
practice. Learning how tight to pull the ribbon, how much
glue to use, etc are all a matter of trial and error, but once you
have it, you will use this technique over and over again!
You will need a rose tool, (available in
my shopping cart) 4mm silk ribbon, and glue.
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