Welcome to Christine paper design.
“Paper flowers are my passion and a memory that will last forever.”
My name is Cristina Ciovarta and I am a paper flower artist from Romania. The passion for colors, drawing and painting has been in my DNA since I can remember and I’ve always been fascinated by nature, flowers especially. With a complete education in fine arts, studying painting and design, I graduated from The National University of Arts in Bucharest and became a fashion designer. After a few years in this field I discovered paper flowers which completely changed my creative path.
In 2013 I launched my brand called “Christine Paper Design” and I’ve been making paper flowers ever since. Until recently, I worked for the wedding industry, creating complex and lifelike bridal bouquets, centerpieces for home decoration, bridal accessories and flower crowns.
I’ve made thousands of flowers and worked for hundreds of clients, therefore I accumulated much knowledge and experience in this field.
In the past few years, I turned the focus on the quality of my work, studying nature more closely and developing new techniques in order to create genuine strong paper blooms, with a botanical influence. Also, I began to share some of my know-how through written tutorials. This lead to publishing a craft book for beginners called Create Your Own Paper Flowers Box Set.
This paper art form is such a big part of my life… it’s a full time commitment and it has enriched my creative universe.
Throughout the last 10 years of work, I imprinted a distinguished personal touch to my flowers, being known for my pictorial aesthetics, realistic details and harmonious color themes.
Paper flowers helped me rediscover the artistry and expressiveness from deep within. Throughout my childhood I drew a lot, mostly nature but also fashion sketches. At school I studied painting and graphic art but I majored in fashion design so, all of these skills revived through the creative process of making paper flowers. I find my inspiration in nature and make drawings to better understand and transpose the shapes into templates. I develop the color theme and paint the paper accordingly, as if the crepe paper is my canvas and the flowers, my finished painting. These artistic skills mixed with the paper flower techniques learned and developed over time, helped transform my original paper blooms into the equivalent of an art piece.
My aesthetic goals are to replicate nature and make everlasting flowers, presented as single stems or bouquets, with highly coordinated, subtle and natural looking color schemes, in pastel variations, with a few strong but muted colors. All of these are showcased through style fine art imagery of dreamy setups and complex flower spreads displayed on painted backdrops.
As a teacher, I wants to share my vision and techniques, the process of developing shapes and colors tones, but I will always encourage you to adapt these to your own methods and explore your creative self.
If you have bought some of my courses you know that paint the crepe paper… I love mixing paints and discovering new shades all the time. I work with Italian and German crepe paper, color with acrylics, watercolors and Pan Pastels.
Mother Nature is the most powerful and unique creator there is and everything I see is a source of inspiration and astonishment. I’m looking forward to the future, to discover where this journey will lead… at the moment I’m adapting my techniques into exploring and creating paper fruits, a new artistic manifestation, which I hope will open the door for many more exciting projects.
Enjoy the galleries on my web-site and social media networks, with lots of images… a testimony of many years of hard work and dedication.