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Paper Tulips Creative Process

A detailed course with a beautiful tulip variety, different techniques, realistic details, clear instructions, coloring and shaping tips.

My latest project, a beautiful creative process of making different types of paper tulips, contains 4 PDF documents with more than 800 images and text, templates for each project and personal drawings.

Because there is such a rich tulip variety in the world, I couldn’t stop at just one tulip and a simple tutorial. The inspiration is endless and so is my love for this flower. So I decided to take you on a tulip journey with me, where I will show you the basics of making a simple tulip but also a lot of coloring techniques, working with all the paper weights, making different petal styles, creating realistic details, center elements (pistil and stamen), stems and leaves.

I’ve been making this flower for the past few years, so I gathered a lot of knowledge, experience and useful tricks that I decided to share with you. This course is meant to teach you the skills needed to make this flower so you can continue to explore the world of tulips on your own. Start with the simple yellow tulip from the first pages so you will become familiarized with the main techniques and the most important aspect – shaping the tulip petal. It looks like a simple flower but it’s not… in order to get that concave shape, you will need to learn some important skills.


After you master the first part of this course, I invite you to emerge in a sea of tulip magic: coloring styles, different mediums and realistic details. Take from this what you think it’s useful for your own aesthetics.

To be able to make this project you have to have some experience with paper flowers and you need to purchase the supplies (like crepe paper, glue and acrylic colors).

The quality of my paper flowers is revealed in all the tutorials I make. The attention to detail is very important to me so, take advantage of this opportunity and see how I work. This material is unique, rich with information and has a lot of potential to improve your own creative process.

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).

 

Paper Anemone Tutorial

A visual guide with different techniques, realistic details, clear instructions, coloring and shaping tips.

*Paper Anemone Tutorial* is a 67 pages material and 4 template pages with different petal styles and personal drawings.This creative study will take you on a complex journey, starting with a simple flower, easy to make, with a minimum amount of petals, followed by more complex and elaborate anemones, with different petal templates. I also used some real flowers as an inspiration source and you will receive some of my drawings and sketches. Also, you will learn the system behind the anemone petal placement.


For these anemone flowers I used different types of crepe paper: the lovely German Werola 160 gr for the first versions, but also the stretchy and fine Italian 90 gr paper, from Cartotecnica Rossi.


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. If you have bought some of my previous materials you will find that I use some similar techniques.
Visit my Instagram account @christinepaperdesign (the guide/reel/IGTV section) to find some video materials and other “behind the scene” moments.

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).

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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