Introduction and how the lesson will work

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Roses are considered a focal flower in bouquets and for good reason.

The star-power of the rose is magnified by the fact it looks amazing in almost any stage. The version of rose that I created for you to learn was loosely based on David Austin's impeccable collection of English roses. I wanted to emulate a rose that was completely bloomed out and "blousy" - or somewhat loose in structure.

How the lesson will work:

I've created a series of photos of the steps you will take, along with the process video of assembling the roses.

Things to keep in mind:

This lesson will feel shorter than the others, because you are only making two focal flowers.

You will want to prepare a space to work in that will not be disturbed for the day.

You will use much less glue than other lessons, and utilize a stapler more.

Scraps are inevitable; save them by color in paper lunch bags if you are so inclined, and staple a scrap of the color to the bag so it's easy to find when you need "just a bit" of a color.

This particular flower has no extra coloration. When it is finished, all that is left is conservation found in lesson 6.

No foliage will be created for the roses, their raison d'etre in the bouquet is their big blousy blooms.

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