Cut your petals with the "vein" of the paper going vertical. Double up your roll of crepe paper so that you are cutting more than one petal at a time. Place your microwaveable bowl upside down on top of your plate. Lightly spray the bowl with the spray bottle and place the petals on the bowl.
Blend your colors for a realistic ombré of color on each petal. The more watered down your paint is, the less bold the color will be.
Using your spray bottle, soak the painted petals. This helps the colors blend. The more you spray them, the lighter the resulting color will be.
Microwave your petals on high for 2-3 minutes, depending on the wetness of your petals. Check every 30 seconds. When done, they will pop off the bowl with a nice curvy shape.
To fully achieve the look of a ranunculus flower, you need to hot glue the petals in an overlapping circle, creating a nice concave cup effect.
Depending on the size of the flower you want, you will need to make several sizes of these petal groups. Make at least 3 large groups: 2 medium and 1 small.
Add the groups of petals on top of each other, gluing each layer to the top of the one beneath.
For the very center, pinch the two smallest petal groups together to create the appearance of petals being bunched together.
Make flowers of different sizes and colors to fill your spring bouquet.
You can either use artificial stems or go out and cut budding stems and branches for a super realistic appearance.
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