Posts Tagged ‘craft’

Paper Freesia Tutorial

A step by step visual guide of 42 pages with 150 images and whitten explanations  that capture my creative process of making paper freesias.

   This year, one of my customers wanted to give a paper freesia bouquet to her beloved mother and I took the challenge. I think I did a pretty good job capturing the elegant shape of this flower. I had so much fun making these beauties and I decided to capture the process with some photos and share it with you.

A few tips:

These paper freesias are made with German crepe paper (Gloria Doublette and 160 gr. Werola) painted with acrylic colors and Pan Pastels. I’ve gathered throughout the years many types of colors and papers so I have plenty to work with to demonstrate my vision for the paper freesia creative process. But I know it’s expensive and complicated to buy all of these supplies (if you don’t have them already). You can find all the crepe paper you need for this tutorial on hartiecreponata.ro and paperartshop.eu (for European Countries)

If you are a beginner and don’t have a lot of materials on stock, here are some tips for you:

  • use the paper you have for the moment – practice is very important;
  • skip the coloring process and make use of the paper’s real color;
  • if you find that laminating the paper (a process I use a lot in all my work) is very difficult skip it and use the paper as it is… in time, you will get the hang of the lamination technique and became better and better (it took me a lot of practice to master this process so be patient with yourself).

I hope you will enjoy this creative process as much as I do and please, fell free to ask for my help in private (e-mail or DM on Instagram) if you need it. I will be happy to see your freesias and share your work (just tag me to let me know you posted the flowers made with this tutorial).

This tutorial has a PDF file – 42 pages, a TEMPLATE page and a supply doc. It’s in English language and has a “text only” part at the end that you can copy and use Google Translate. Find it on my etsy shop.

You can also buy it directly from me, with a lower price: contact me and i will email you all the details.

Happy freesias everyone!

 

 

A collection of small and delicate paper flowers

One of the biggest challenge for me is to make small paper flowers like jasmine, wax flower, chamomile, baby’s breath, Queen Anne’s lace, flannel flowers, thistle and any other type of field flowers. It takes a lot of time, patience and attention to details to be able to make these type of flowers but It’s also very fascinating! These look so well in any type of flower arrangement.

Mixing all of these beautiful small beauties with some romantic flowers like ranunculus, butterfly ranunculus or dogwood is such a lovely idea.

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!

Autumn story, soft notes and beautiful pastel flowers

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons and I feel very inspired to create and work with soft tones of pastels. This ivory, nude, soft pink, brown color theme was perfect for this lovely project, Tell a Story – Wedding Photography Workshop  created by  Julius Paul

I was so happy to be a part of this team! Take a look to see the full story if you wish!

…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.

Christine paper design - paper ranunculus and anemone

Christine paper design -anemone