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Paper Dahlia Study, creative process!

The Cafe au Lait Dahlia is one of my all time favorite flowers and I decided to share with you my creative process!

...a step by step guide that reveals how I get from the simple paper to the finale flower.

This PDF study has more than 350 photos layered out in 86 pages, full with reveling details and know how that I developed after a lot of hours spent on research and making paper dahlias. I’ve chosen as an inspiration, the beautiful Café au Lait Royal dahlia because I love the shades of strong pink and I can show you a few painting techniques/styles  that I use most of the times.

I love making paper dahlias especially the Café au Lait type. I’ve recreated this flower many times and I’m sure you will learn something new from this material which you can use and adapt to your own work aesthetics.

I see this material not so much as a classic tutorial but more of a detailed documentation of my creative process: Introduction*About me*Important tips*Supply list*Paper measurements *Techniques (laminating the paper, painting with acrylics)*Shape the petals*Assemble the flower*Make the leaves and the buds*Assemble the flower – finale steps*Template page.

If you have bought my previous materials you will find that I use some similar techniques but with a different approach. This Study is available to purchase on my etsy shop but you can also buy it directly from me (contact me).

Visit my Instagram account @christinepaperdesign (the guide/reel/IGTV section) to find some video materials on this tutorial and other “behind the scene” moments.

Happy Dahlias Everyone!

 

 

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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