My first step in making a Lotus Flower is to pick out the papers I want to use. It takes 12 of paper to make each Lotus Flower, 8 for the blossom and 4 for the “leaves.” I usually, but not always, pick a different colors for the blossom and leaves. Sometimes I even pick multiple colors for the blossoms.
Here are the papers I used today to make my Firestorm Lotus Flower.
The next step is to fold the pieces of paper.
Then I tie the folded pieces together and fold them into the Lotus Flower. The intense orange, brown and gold colors of this marbled paper remind me of a firestorm. The Lotus Flower looks to me as though it is about to ignite.
Below is the finished Lotus Flower. It takes a little over an hour, sometimes more depending on the paper, from start to finish to make a Lotus Flower.