Posts Tagged ‘handmade flowers’

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!

 

 

Forever in love with fall leaves!

Painting the paper to make fall leaves is one of my favorite things to do! It gives me such an incredible peaceful feeling and a creative connection with nature in its most beautiful state. In this last couple of months I’ve made these autumn inspired paper wreaths, with pastel shades, hydrangeas and dahlias, that you can buy from my new etsy shop.

Queen Anne’s lace, protea and anemone.

This paper flowers bouquet was inspired by the interior of a house near the water, in California. A color theme with white tones, soft greens, some blue and purple seemed the perfect fit for that place. I used a lot of paper greenery, eucalyptus, olive branches and the flower diversity is rich, romantic, with an exotic twist: anemone, garden roses, some hydrangeas, sweet peas, fritillaria tulips, scabiosa, lunaria plant, a white protea and a artichoke. The Queen Anne’s lace gives it the finale touch… this lovely wildflower is one of the most difficult plant that I’ve had to recreate so far.

A bridal bouquet – the perfect design!

After so many years of creating paper flowers bridal bouquets I can say that I know how to master this field. I enjoy making projects that are creative and complex, with lots of flower types, sizes and shapes. This beauty is an example of my vision for the perfect bridal bouquet!

It has color and texture, the size is just right and the flower mix is incredible.

You can discover so many flowers but, I think the main attraction is the red Pink Ice Protea and the Frittilaria Tulips which give the color touch. The anemone, butterfly ranunculus and dogwood ad the sweetness and delicacy.

In the end, the delicate english garden roses ad the romantic touch, all the small filler flowers give texture and the variety of leaves complete the design!

Peony, the king of spring flowers!

I will never get tired of remaking this amazing flower, over and over again. With every peony I make I discover something new about it… the petal diversity is incredible!

Pink peonies and blue hydrangea make such a vibrant and joyful combination… I had the opportunity to use these lovely mix of flowers in a bouquet!

The absolute pastel color theme!

When it comes to pastel tones of color, it can’t get any sweeter then this… a mix of pale pinks, blush, nude, pale yellow, and lilac! The paper peonies look so romantic and diverse, the garden roses have layers and layers of petals, the lisianthus is so delicate, the lilac and baby’s breath are like drops of cuteness and the dahlia is the main focus of this incredible mix of flowers.

Coral charm peonies in a bridal bouquet recreation!

I often make bridal bouquets having as an inspiration a real bouquet… also I love to make recreation of real wedding bouquets if I find them beautiful and inspirational… so if you wish to hold your bridal bouquet one more time, for years to come, let me know!

recreation of a bridal bouquet - Christine paper design (1) recreation of a bridal bouquet - Christine paper design (2)

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