Detailed foliage is the key. Just as important as the bloom itself is the foliage of the flower stem. It goes a long way to completing a realistic look for the flower you have worked hard to create. Do your flower justice by taking the time and effort to create an outstanding foliage stem that will make your completed piece look 100%.
This course will lead you through a series of steps to create three lush and full foliage stems for your completed peony flower. With templates derived from botanical specimens, this foliage set offers realism and fullness to your stem. You will create leaves with detail and interest through a paper lamination technique, and arranging them in their characteristic form.
Most importantly, you will learn how to assemble your foliage stem without bulk, creating smooth transitions between the leaf additions to sculpt a neat and tidy stem ready to apply to your finished peony.
Creating a beautiful stem of leaves can sometimes take just as much time as the blooms themselves, but they are integral to making your finished project sing. The best part is the techniques in this course move beyond peony foliage, and can be applied to all of your foliage projects. After completing this course, you'll never look at paper foliage stems the same!
Total Course Instruction Time: 2 hours
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)
StartOption I: Herbaceous Peony Leaf Templates (PDF)
StartOption II: Tree Peony Templates (PDF)
StartLaminating The Paper (9:51)
StartPreparing The Leaves (28:06)
StartWiring & Assembly Part I (26:22)
StartWiring & Assembly Part II (23:05)
StartAdding The Finish (16:29)
StartAttaching To The Main Stem (17:22)
StartFinishing Touches (7:05)
StartRecap & Enjoy (2:16)
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.