Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hot Pinks and Turquoise Butterflies

I love saturated vibrant colors, and sometimes I like to mix them together to create something that pops up and catches the eye.

In this case - a wedding bouquet.

Or, it could be just a bunch of paper flowers in a simple vase, cheering up a room... you decide.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

White Ruffle Paper Flowers - Lightly touched by ink

Forever exploring the perfect way to make a flower that can serve as a centerpiece, a wall decoration and a gift topper, I came up with this latest shape of countless ruffled petals, folded and lightly touched with orange ink.

The largest flower is as big as a salad plate, while the smaller ones are like pretty little companions.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Dirty Gold Peacock Paper Flower

There is something carnal about this flower.

... Or maybe that's just how I see it.

Dark shades of grey, black intertwined with white stripes give the sort of wild background to flashes of peacock feathers in green and gold and the occasional golden bronze swirl.

The paper was manipulated by punching, inking, distressing, folding, creasing, gluing, until a sophisticated shape emerged and a flower was born.

It can be hanged on a wall, perched on top of a gift box, tied on the wrist as a corsage, worn as a pin, and anything else you can think of.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

More Emerald Paper Flowers - Maid of Honor and Bridesmaids Bouquets

Inspired by Heidi's vision of emerald greens for her wedding, I created the remaining pieces of her wedding paper flowers: the bouquets for her Maid of Honor and her two bridesmaids.

The paper roses were made from the pages of a book, wired and wrapped and touched with green ink.

The other flowers were made from shimmer papers with added pearls and other embellishments.

I also made a few green butterflies with crystal accents to land on the delicate flowers and give that extra charm to these bouquets.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Paper Flowers in Egg Packaging - Emerald Version

Green roses - the very first I've ever made - are packaged neatly in a re-purposed egg packaging and will go to a very creative bride named Heidi.

These flowers (12 in total) are part of an emerald book paper flower collection for a special summer wedding.

Made from emerald papers in matte and shimmer green.

You can see the book paper flowers bouquet here.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Peaches and Cream

The shape of the paper flowers for this bouquet are brand new - I came up with it while I was thinking of something else.

What started as a prototype of the flower from a piece of cream paper soon evolved into a sophisticated bloom that requires all of one's skills (well not all, but certainly some), such as:

  • paper punching,
  • cutting,
  • inking,
  • gluing,
  • folding,
  • wiring,
  • wrapping ...
The other flowers are a variation of what I'm already familiar with, that is, peony-like flowers and tiny spray flowers, all wired and wrapped in white floral tape.

Cute buttons in pink and beige dot the centers of the flowers. 

Yellow pearly butterflies hover about and bring life to this charming assembly of individually made flowers.

Note the variety of patterns, textures and details.

Made with such joy!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Stripes and Hearts and Smarty Pants

Not my usual sort of flowers... These blue/beige takes on the hanging wall paper flowers were inspired by pajama-like stripes and memories of dad's favorite tie.

Brown + blue buttons and inked petals for the final touches.
Wire at the back.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Blue Flowers, Blue Butterflies

While I'm creating roses and other flowers for a few upcoming summer weddings, I also feel the need to indulge myself in making a few other flowers on the side.

All from from paper, of course.

And what would flowers be without butterflies?

Here are the latest blue paper butterflies with crystals, wired and ready to hover over beautiful blooms.