In this tutorial to make paper Dusty Miller, I will also walk you through DIY a bridal paper bouquet made from 100% paper.
Actually, Dusty Miller leaves are great for almost all kind of bouquet color.
Check out these links to enjoy full tutorial and template to make easy paper Carnation and Gerbera flowers.
You could easily combine Dusty Miller with any other flowers, which you could find many other paper flowers free tutorial and template here.
In the previous gerbera daisy tutorial, I have shared a little dusty miller leaves but I’m not happy with it yet, as it’s not realistic enough.
White dusty miller leaves are quite an important foliage in many other next tutorials, so I kept thinking to make it better, and I would like to share how I made paper dusty miller leaves here.
Video tutorial to make paper Dusty Miller:
Step by step instruction to make full bridal paper bouquet:
8 steps to make paper dusty miller:
Step 1: Get the cotton cardstock (the one has a soft texture like watercolor paper).
Step 2: Download my leaf template and cut the leaves.
Step 3: Wrap the wire gauge20 with white floral tape, the tape exceeds the top of the wire a little bit so that we will have a smaller tip top here.
Step 4: Glue the wire with the leaf.
Step 5: Here is the formula for mixing the color of Dusty Miller leaf: white (~85%), black (7%) and blue (7%) watercolor. I use acrylic paint.
Step 6: Deep color the paper leaf in watercolor and get it dried.
Step 7: Use the stylus to create the leaf’s vein and edge curves.
Step 8: Use the sandpaper to help the leaf get the soft texture.
Simple steps to make a paper bridal bouquet
Step 1: Grab 7 or 8 paper Gerbera daisy flowers.
Step 2: Get 3 paper Carnation flower
Step 3: Arrange these flower and 6 or 8 dusty miller leaves
Step 4: Use masking tape to wrap the branches
Step 5: Wrap the handle again with the hemp cord and glue the end cord by a glue gun.
What you will need to make bridal paper bouquet
- Watercolor paper, 220gsm
- Wire gauge 20
- White floral tape
- Watercolor (white, black, blue)
- White glue
- Sugar sculpture tools
- Jute Rope
- 20W glue gun
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