PAEONIA. SEPALS & BUD. Firstly, apologies for the gloomy aspect of this photo - the sky is heavy and gray. You can use a 4cm spun cotton on a covered 18 gauge wire (or styrofoam) ball for the form. Cover it with 4 - 5 petals (spread with glue over most of the inside surface, leaving the upper margins free of glue) so that you have them overlapping. I like the stage where the petals are just starting to break free, so I have one or two curling away from the form. Make sure to trim excess pap....