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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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

…thoughts fom my lovely girls!

Art, colors, painting, drawing … all of this was my universe since I can remember.  So, in a way, paper flowers was the natural thing for me, a way of combining all of my skills! It’s been almost eight years since I discovered paper flowers (late 2012) and it’s a love story that’s getting stronger every day!

My room is always full of flowers …amazing, colorful and sweet paper flowers that I’ve made for YOU, for your beautiful day, your dream wedding, or to give as a gift to your loved ones.

Thank you for your thrust in me and in my talent …for this I am grateful!

 For me, being a paper flower maker, is at a crossroads between being an artisan, an artist, or a designer, or perhaps a bit of all of them combined.  Paper flowers mix colors, shape and craftsmanship is such an unique way, that gives me the amazing opportunity to replicate nature.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to express my thoughts and ideas throw my art. I am immensely happy to be a part of your life through my flowers and my work …and when I have a positive feedback from all of you my heart is pounding with joy and happiness.

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