Russian version of this tutorial - Все то же самое, только по-русски!
Many of you know how to fold roses, and there's a plenty of different tutorials about folding them, e.g. How-to-fold-rose by Increations.
One day I visited a book store and saw "hand made" cards by Pirip company. The roses were different: less wide, higher, and the 'petals' seem to swirl out of the bud but not around the center - so they look "airy". That attracted my attention, I found no tutorials in the Internet and felt too greedy to pay 10$ for the card to unmount the single rose =) So I investigated the problem myself. And I'm going to share my observations.
That's the scheme:
That's a strip of paper 0,5 cm (1/4") wide and 8 cm (3") long. About 5 cm (2") of it has lines with angle of approximately 25 deg. and with about 4 mm between them (a little less than 1/4").
Let's fold the strip:
Fold according to the lines, the part with inclined lines should form an almost vertical bellow, and the folds should be parallel to each other. The rest of the strip can be folded slightly too or not - it's up to you, it doesn't matter much. If you do fold the rest - fix the folds with a drop of glue.
Let's quill. Start at the right end, insert it in the slot and roll contra clockwise.
Be gentle with the zigzag part, don't press it too hard, but hold it securely - don't let it unfold. In the end of the process - apply a drop of glue and press gently until it adheres well.
How long should the strip be, how wide, how much do you want to fold "vertically" and how tight - it's up to you, you'll find the best answer after testing and trying.
And that's what I've got:
If you have any questions or comments - I'd love to hear from you!