About Peonies

In the Peonies section, I will be showing you how I cut and color peonies using both whole roll dying, and alcohol ink dying to produce realistic and fluffy peonies. Building on the poppy center and stamen technique from the previous lesson, you will make carpels and stamens for the peonies. White doublette will be entirely hand-painted for impactful results.

Supplies: This requires two rolls of white doublette and one roll of leaf/moss doublette, liquid watercolors in Indian Red and Alizarin Crimson from Hydrus Set 2, and alcohol inks in Flamingo Pink and Sunshine Yellow. You will also need 16g cloth covered stem wire and 32g cloth covered stem wire.

Results: Two folds of dyed white and one roll of green will yield two large fluffy peonies.

Substitutions: 180 gram crepe paper is a suitable substitute. Any variation in coloration is encouraged.

 


Exemplars from those who have taken the course

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|David & Goliath| . . . #noexplanationnecessary #papernotpicked #pureromancestudioflorabeane #peonies #paperflowers #carrolboyesofficial #vases #paperartist #petalsandprops #pears #nowaterneeded #handmade #alwaysinbloom #capetownpaperartist

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How deep is your love๐Ÿงก..........Massive when it comes to theses peonies. These beauties are from @florabeane using two types of crepe paper. Left is doublette and the right is 180G crepe paper. Both made exactly the same just mixing up the papers............................ #bellapaperflora #pureromancestudioflorabeane #crepepaperpeony #paperpeonies #studioflorabeane #papernotpicked #crepepaper #crepepaperflowers #crepepaperbouquet #paperflowerbouquet #paperartist #paperfloristmelbourne #paperflorist #handmademelbourne #handmadepaperflowers #melbournemaker #craftedaus #handmadeaustralia #melbourneflowers #peonylove #peonybouquet #blooooms #instaflowers #flowersofinstagram #beautifulflowers #inspiredbyflowers

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Another gorgeous peony finished today! This is going to look so pretty in the upcoming floral arrangement! One more flower to go! I'm sooo excited! (But also a bit nervous because I don't have a proper set up to take pretty pictures ๐Ÿ˜ฌ No worries though, this girl always figures something out! ;) ) #paperflowers #peony #peonies #paperart #crepepaper #studioflorabeane #makersgonnamake #papernotpicked #artistsofraleigh #raleighartist #pureromancestudioflorabeane #isabelscreations

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Ta-da!! That's the only proper way to introduce a peony right? And this oversized beauty is a real stunner! #paperflowers #paperart #madewithlove #peony #papernotpicked #florabeane #studioflorabeane #pureromancestudioflorabeane #isabelscreations #sagesdurchdieblume

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Giant peony. Hand painted paper with watercolors. This will last forever unlike the beauties growing in my garden. Bonus, no crazy ๐Ÿœ ๐Ÿœ. #crepepaperflowers #crepepaperflowers #wisconsinartist #oconomowoc #3dart #papernotpicked #studioflorabeane #pureromancestudioflorabeane #peonies #makersgonnamake #greatteachersmakegreatstudents #colormyworld #pink #relax

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