The Fuchsia Tree Peony was a gift. I love peonies and have begun sharing various versions of this beautiful bloom, beginning with the 'Coral Queen Peony' in my online school. They are fabulous on their own in a bud vase, and extraordinary in clusters or mixed with roses and ranunculus. The difficulty is that some of them have A LOT of petals which can make it challenging to teach in a given time frame. Enter this gorgeous tree peony, a gift from my neighbour.
This peony has a beautiful, detailed center and outstanding colour. But most of all, just the right amount of petals to work with to create her fluffy appearance. In addition, this peony is packed with a lot of paper flower techniques. She has 2 rings of fringe in her center, paper colouring, characteristic cutting and shaping of the petals, and as always, tips on keeping the underside of the flower from becoming bulky. She has it all and did I mention that colour!
Total Course Instruction Time: 3 hrs
Paper flowers are an artform.
Catherine's flowers are a snap-shot of a beautiful bloom, suspended in time. Flowers evoke emotions of love, longing and loss, emotional reactions to all of life's moments captured in paper. The handmade quality of her paper flowers infuses each piece with care, detail and soul which can be felt when in hand.
Catherine designs and creates beautiful paper flowers for magazine editorials, the fashion industry, and special events. Her flowers are sought after when realistic, artisan quality flowers are needed to create special installations both on camera and in person. Her work has been featured in Canadian bridal magazines and on Canada's #1 morning show, Cityline.
Join Catherine as she shares her techniques and tools to assist you in creating stunning paper flowers at home. Her easy to follow video instructions guide you through the entire paper flower making process, from paper to completed flower.
"Learn how to express your love of flowers through their reproduction
in paper. Your completed pieces will honour the spirit and joy that
flowers embody, one petal at a time"
StartMaterials & Sources (PDF)
StartFlower Templates (PDF)
StartFoliage Templates (PDF)
StartPaper Preparation (15:44)
StartCreating The Stamen (40:28)
StartWrapping The Carpels (15:47)
StartCutting & Shaping (14:37)
StartFlower Assembly (48:59)
StartFinishing The Flower Underside Part I (27:24)
StartFinishing The Flower Underside Part II (15:49)
StartA Quick Note On Foliage (2:12)
StartRecap & Enjoy (1:39)
Frequently Asked Questions
I'm so happy you're here ❤️
You love paper flowers just as much as I do! You want to learn all you can about creating more beautiful, realistic paper flowers and have come to the right place.
I've taken a lot of the trial and error out of your learning curve and headed straight to the techniques that will produce the most organic looking paper flowers. This translates to working quickly, efficiently producing the most gorgeous blooms you never thought possible.
Let's get started, please join me @ Studio BOUQ for this special tutorial.