So, my tulips are turning out well. Let me show you how I handled the tutorial, which can be found on the website mysmallobsession.com. This tutorial was provided by Brenda Shahzada. I waited to mention the tutorial until I knew how well it worked because I changed it somewhat.
This starts with a plain large coffee filter. Painted dark green on both sides and used for the leaves.
When completely dry, I punched and punched and punched...well, you get the idea. I put them in a container because I almost breathed them off the table.
Then I cut the stems into approximately 2-inch pieces.
I put the first petal around the stem and stuck them in Styrofoam to dry. This is what they looked like. There are four and one-half dozen at this first stage.