The Hansa Rosa Rugosa Course. Rosa Rugosas are coveted in gardens for their drought resistance and hardiness. Their centers consist of yellow stamens and frilly, sometimes vibrant petals with very prickly stems. The variety of colours and relaxed flow of these flowers make for pretty and romantic bouquets.
Using crepe papers from Carte Fini we will recreate this flower which begins with a detailed stamen center. From here, we work with 90gm paper to sculpt and form the flowing petals of the flower. The backside of the flower will be completed with the rosehip and calyx.
The biggest take away skills on this flower is petal shaping and perhaps the most exciting, is the recreation of the prickly stem of this flower. I was amazed at just how prickly these stems are on the actual flower, they have quite a good defense against being harvested!
Beginners are welcome to this course! There are some intermediate techniques used in this course that can be achieved by all levels through practice and patience.
Total Course Instruction Time: 4 HRS
Note: Foliage is not covered in this course but the templates to create the foliage will be included for you to complete if you wish to proceed on your own. For those who wish to dive into rose foliage in detail, please take the Crepe Paper Rose Foliage Course which will include templates for garden rose foliage and the foliage of the Rosa Rugosas.