2018 archive

Paper magnolia tutorial

I hope this tutorial is the first step of many more to come.

I learned to make paper flowers by myself studying images of real flowers ….I must be honest with you, I think this is the way to go so that you can be truly unique and creative in your work. Tutorials can be helpfull at first, to learn the necesary skills, but always remember to study nature.

The photographs are made by my dear friends from Deersphotography… take a look at their website to see how talented they are! I love them!

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I love magnolias! It’s one of my favorite flower… I think it’s the perfect choice for this first tutorial, at the beginning of spring.

…but first, I have to share some guidelines about my aesthetic. I mix the paper flower techniques with my love for colors and painting thats why I paint my paper so I can obtain the colour I whant. I love mixing paint and discovering new shades all the time. I work with Italian crepe paper and acrilyc colors… I treat the paper like it’s my canvas. I think this type of paper is perfect for my vision…it’s thick and very resistant. I’m not sure I can teach you how to paint the paper and mix the colours because it’s an artistic proces… it comes from deep within and I don’t work with recipes. I use to be a painter, I went to art school so… it’s a know how from many years of practice and study.

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I’m happy that I was able to share this with you! I hope you will enjoy it!

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Peonies mania and a colourful bridal bouquet!

       Who doesn’t love peonies?… I for one, have an obsession with these lovely flowers and I think a bridal bouquet with lots of peonies and greenery is, sometimes, a wonderful choice for a wedding.

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A bridal bouquet with lots of anemone and ranunculus!

     I had the privilege to make this amazing bridal bouquet, big and luscious, for a wedding in the south of France and a bride called Marpesa – such an unique and beautiful name! She wanted a bouquet with lots of anemone, ranunculus, peonies, roses and greenery. I will always cherish the memory of this experience and the process of making this bouquet for her.paper anemone - Christinepaperdesign paper flowers bridal bouquet - Christinepaperdesign paper flowers centerpiece - Christinepaperdesign

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Simple, elegant and classical white and green bridal bouquet!

      When it comes to wedding flower combinations, the possibilities are so diverse but sometimes, the simple ones are the most elegant and classy. This is a bridal bouquet with white flowers – peonies, magnolias, roses, ranunculus and other beauties, and lots of dark green leaves.

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A bridal bouquet for a lifetime!

I love it when brides give me creative guidelines for the bouquet and Crina knew exactly how the perfect bouquet should look. She found inspiration in the colour palette of her outfit and let me create around it! It was such a joy for me to be able to make such a diverse range of flowers and dusty, pastel colours with the touch of strong red and green.

paper flowers - Christine paper design          I will have an eternal love for this bouquet! It will be a chalange if I have to make it again for a diferent bride!

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Paper flowers for a fairytale wedding!

paper flower bridal bouquet - Christine paper design (1)         This paper flower project was so dear to me – a bridal bouquet and wedding candles, for a sweet bride who designed this palete of flowers and colours herself. I only materialized her vision and the result was… like a fairytale!paper flower bridal bouquet - Christine paper design (4)          Rainbow ranunculus, dusty pink roses, bright green and pale pink hydrangeas, cherry blossom, salmon pink juliete garden roses, white anemone, bright pink peonie buds and dark red ranunculus… such a diverse but stunning combination!

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