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Would you like to receive a blue rose as a present, or maybe violet-yellow or green and half peach? Then this master class is for you! To begin with, there are no rainbow roses in nature; they were invented by a businessman from Holland, Mr. Peter van de Werken, who in his spare time was engaged in coloring flowers. Roses are usually white, tea, yellow, pink and burgundy, but thanks to the idea of ​​Peter, we can contemplate on flowers of extraordinary beauty, on roses from the realm of fantasy. The transformation of roses occurs artificially - by coloring the petals in different colors.
Let's find out how to make a rainbow rose - feel like a sorceress!

What do you need for this:

lively white rose with a long stem,
food colors (dyes),
any container, e.g. a glass.

Instructions for making a rainbow rose.

1. Take a white rose, if one is not found, you can take a cream one.

Why is it white you ask? On them, the paint will be visible best, this is the best option for staining. It is strongly not recommended to use dark varieties of roses. Choose a rose with a long thick stem that can be easily cut.

2. Cut with a sharp knife at an angle part of the stem to obtain the desired length. But this will not be enough! In order for roses to absorb water better, it is necessary to split the stem along into parts, enough for two or four.

3. Cut the stem into lengths of about 15 cm, first in half, then each half into another 2 parts. No longer follows, otherwise the stalk will be relaxed and will not stand in the vase. Florists recommend the use of Wendela roses, as they have the best ability to absorb paint. In our needlework lesson, a regular cream rose from a bush is involved.

4. Choose dyes to your taste that dissolve well in water. At the same time, they should not destroy the flower. To color our roses, we took food colors - emerald and red.

Tip: do not take paint of one color scale, for example, red and orange. The contrast of colors is the key to success, which will turn out a rainbow rose. Pour water into each small cup and dissolve the dye.

If you split the stem into 2 parts, then you will need two containers with dye, if 4-4 narrow containers, since each split edge will need to be lowered into its container.

5. Install the containers close to each other - this will make the design more stable. Bend each split part slightly and place in a container with a coloring matter.

There is a mythas if the stem must be pre-dried so that it quickly and easily begins to absorb water. But we do not advise doing this. On the contrary, as soon as the trunk is split it needs to be held under running water, to remove the smallest air bubbles. In glasses with dyes, add a little sugar and mix to melt - it will help the dye quickly rise through the capillaries and the rose will begin to show color more intensively.

Now it's up to nature - give her the opportunity to perform a miracle. This will take 24–28 hours, depending on how dark you want to get. But if you observe, you will see the first reincarnation in 30 minutes.

In our case, the emerald color was the first to appear on the petals - dots appeared along the edge of the petal.

An hour later, red notes appeared on the edge of the petal on the other side of the rose.

Watching the transformation of a white rose into a rainbow is very exciting!

6. Once the petals are colored, remove the flower and place it in a vase with clean water. If you want to present a rose as a gift, make it attractive - mask the cut ends, wrap them with a ribbon.
Ideal roses for coloring are all white varietiesbut you can experiment with yellow roses. For example, if they are dipped in blue paint, then the green color will appear on the petals, and the red rose will acquire a purple tint. This method can be used to color other types of flowers, such as tulips, chrysanthemums, hydrangeas, orchids. Try it, experiment!

The test with a rose was conducted by Anna Dranovskaya.

How to paint a rose in different colors

You can make a multi-colored rose, i.e. paint the flowers at once in several different shades. For example, a rose can be painted in two colors: by splitting the stem lengthwise into two parts and placing them in different vases, each of which is filled with water of a different color.

In addition, in order to make a multi-colored rose, you can change the color of water in a vase daily. This will give an unusual color effect on the petals.

Tip for painting flowers at home. For uniform and beautiful coloring of roses, avoid temperature drops in the room where the flowers are located, and always cut the stem before placing the flower in water with dye. A fresh cut of a flower stalk absorbs water better.

How to paint roses in different colors?

Multicolored roses will effectively complement any bouquet. Such an unusual flower can be prepared at home.

  1. Bright rainbow roses are obtained only from fresh white flowers. If you could not find one, use a cream or light yellow rose. Processing a bud will take longer than a flower that has begun to blossom.
  2. Trim the flower stalk. Using a knife, cut the stem into pieces. The number of such parts should match the number of dyes used.
  3. Dilute food colors in small jars or test tubes.
  4. Dip each part of the stem into your dye. Make sure that the incised end is completely covered with dye.

In this state, the flower should stand for three days. During this time, each petal will turn its own color.

A rose painted at home will be an excellent interior decoration or a highlight of a festive bouquet.

How I painted the rose - experiment

Rose BEFORE the experiment
I needed to make a bouquet of colorful roses. Somehow it turned out that at the moment there are no painted roses in flower shops. And they only know how to paint them - from the spray. Having read the Internet, therefore decided to experiment.

I used the following instructions from the Internet:
1 You will need roses of a light shade (it is best to take white roses), as well as food color of the desired color. Also prepare glass containers for flowers and clean water.
2 Dissolve food coloring in water. Add enough dye to just stain the water, but not to thicken its consistency. Cut the ends of the stems of roses with a sharp knife or scissors, being careful not to squeeze the trunk. Cutting the stems is necessary so that the coloring occurs faster.
3 Pour the colored water into a container or vase, and then put roses in it. Now you need to observe the color changes of the petals every day. The next day you will notice the first results of coloring.
4 The stronger the concentration of the dye in the water, the brighter the color of your rose will be. You can also mix different dyes, getting new original shades, and then collect bouquets of painted and ordinary roses, creating fantasy combinations.

And, here's what happened (photo report according to the instructions):
1. Stage one: preparation of a coloring solution and a rose, day one - 21.50 12/01/12.

As a result, a thin strip of black appeared.
Further, I threw this idea a little and the rose fell asleep sadly.

Conclusion: In general, the desired effect is achieved — indeed, as a result of tinting the water, the ends of the rose petals are painted in the desired color. Food color, I got better, than ink. But saturated and complete coloring did not work out for me - maybe because I was impatient with the process. If you introduce a dye under the flower, the effect will be faster.

Now, as soon as I come across flowers - I will definitely continue color floral experiments. =) In the meantime. stock up on theory =)

But the above site optimistically stated that.
5 Having mastered the simple technology of coloring roses, you can subsequently dye flowers in several different shades at once - for example, a rose can be painted in two colors at once, splitting the stem along two parts and placing them in different vases, each of which is filled with water of a different color.
6 In addition, the color of the water in the vase can be changed daily - this will give an unusual effect on the petals.
7 For uniform and beautiful coloring, avoid temperature changes in the room where the flowers are located, and always cut the stem before placing the flower in the dye - a fresh cut better absorbs water.