Intro: Whimsical Paper Poppy Flower
Refer: How to Make 100 Paper Flowers - for Winding Rose and Anemone for the inspiration for this and other detailed techniques.
Crepe paper folds - peach/ivory/red/black Blumchen Castle in the Air
Scrap book paper - in red and black pattern or of choice Joann Fabrics Michaels
Stem wire -18 gauge Joann Fabrics Michaels
Guinea feathers - optional
Florist wire -26 gauge
These whimsical paper flowers are a breeze to make once you have learned the basic techniques of paper flowers making precisely the "Winding Technique".
Step1. Cut a red square out of the red crepe paper fold. Scrunch some leftover crepe paper scraps into a ball.Bend the stem wire into a hook (very important which most crafters don't instruct as it reduces slippage) and place the hooked end with the ball and wrap the ball with the square to tie with florist wire to get a balled center.
Refer : How to Make 100 Paper Flowers - Anemone
Step 2. Cut 1 1/2 inch wide black crepe paper and fringe it half way. Wrap center with the fringed paper to tie with wire.
Refer How to Make 100 Paper Flowers Bon Bon Dahlia (one of my favorites in the book)
Step 3. Cut a peice of the cream crepe paper breadthwise.Fold over the strip and cut the top into a gentle curve.Unfold.
Refer How to Make 100 Paper Flowers Carnation Technique
Step4. Wind the petalled strip around the center.
Refer my new book How to Make 100 Paper Flowers Carnation for detailed step by step photos for this step.
Step 5. Cut a similar 2 inch or more wider strip from whisper pink crepe paper and repeat step 3 with it.Unfold the strip and this time Cut each petal one inch into the curved side at the folded edges.Frill each petal and repeat Step 4
Step 5. Cut a petal shape from the scrapbook paper.Wrap tape onto a stem wire and stick onto the back on the petal to form leaf. Refer How to Make 100 Paper Flowers
Step6. If you want to add guinea feathers. wrap the balled center with the feathers and tie with stem wire before adding the fringed stamen for form the variation flower below.