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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18 Comments on Paper magnolia tutorial

  1. Alina
    March 2, 2018 at 12:13 PM (7 months ago)

    Very nice tutorial! Your paper flowers are always wonderful! Could you please tell me from where exactly do you get your paper? Also, is it soft crepe paper or a thicker one?

    Thank you and congratulations for your work!

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    • Christine
      March 2, 2018 at 12:19 PM (7 months ago)

      Thank you very much for your lovely words… It’s Italian 180gr crepe paper and I buy it from Cartotecnica Rossi when I visit Italy or from some online shops in my country (I live in Romania).

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  2. Sabina
    March 2, 2018 at 5:25 PM (7 months ago)

    Buna! Sunt foarte frumoase florile tale, zici ca sunt adevarate. Vroiam sa te intreb de pe ce site-uri din tara iti comanzi hartia creponata? Multumesc! Mult succes in continuare!!!

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    • Christine
      March 4, 2018 at 1:30 PM (7 months ago)

      Buna Sabina, mersi tare mult… da un search pe google cu hartie creponata solida/floristica… sunt cateva variante.

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      • Sabina
        March 6, 2018 at 11:18 AM (7 months ago)

        Am gasit cateva site-uri, am crezut ca poate stii si altele. Iti multumesc frumos !!!

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        • Christine
          March 7, 2018 at 10:01 AM (7 months ago)

          Cu drag!

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  3. Regina
    March 2, 2018 at 5:26 PM (7 months ago)

    I love your tutorial Christine!! Thanks a lot for sharing with us. You´re so talented and an inspiration for all of us.

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    • Christine
      March 4, 2018 at 1:28 PM (7 months ago)

      I’m so happy to be an inspiration! thank you for your lovely words.

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  4. Linh
    March 3, 2018 at 2:40 AM (7 months ago)

    Your artwork is amazing, Realistic and beautiful. You are so talented 😉

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    • Christine
      March 4, 2018 at 1:27 PM (7 months ago)

      Thank you! …realistic is always one of my goals :)

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  5. Marilyn Gray
    March 6, 2018 at 7:47 AM (7 months ago)

    Absolutely stunning! What a talent! You are my new favorite teacher! Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial!

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    • Christine
      March 7, 2018 at 10:02 AM (7 months ago)

      Oh, thank you… your words mean so much to me!

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  6. Sandra
    March 6, 2018 at 12:57 PM (7 months ago)

    Absolutely gorgeous! Do you have an tutorial on assembling a cascading bouquet? I’m making my daughters wedding bouquet.. much appreciated

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    • Christine
      March 7, 2018 at 10:01 AM (7 months ago)

      Thank you!!… oh, I don’t have such a tutorial but it’s a good ideea for the future.

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  7. Sheila
    March 9, 2018 at 2:22 AM (7 months ago)

    Christine, I’ve been a fan of your work for a long time. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! It popped up on my Pinterest feed, and took me to your lovely site. I hope you do more tutorials

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    • Christine
      March 9, 2018 at 3:48 PM (7 months ago)

      Thank you Sheila, I really hope so too!

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  8. Lauren
    June 16, 2018 at 12:41 AM (3 months ago)

    Love these. Thanks for sharing. I’m going to create 150 small ones for my sisters wedding Place cards. Better get started! I purchased blush crepe paper on amazon. Im wondering what color to use for the center part. Any idea? It looks copper but also deep pink. Thanks!

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    • Christine
      June 18, 2018 at 1:35 PM (3 months ago)

      Thank you! wish you all the best with your sisters wedding…. it’s copper with some shades of pink (it’s painted with acrylic).

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