Paper flowers are a new found love to many individuals. They are most commonly seen in weddings as backdrops. This workshop will show you the basic techniques of creating a paper flower.
What You’ll Learn
Students will learn in a one day entry level class the techniques of cutting, shaping and configuring a paper flower to look realistic. Creating paper flowers starts with learning the anatomy of the real flower you are trying to replicate. Each petal is cut out of fine Italian crepe paper, shaped to resemble the petals of the original flower and then adhered to a wrapped wire stem. By the end of the class you will take away a beautifully sculpted flower that will last you years with good care.
What You’ll Use
- 180GSM Fine Italian Crepe Paper
- 18GG Floral Wire, Paper Scissors
- Wire Cutters
- Hot Glue
- Hot Glue Gun
- Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
Skill Level : Beginner — This course is best suited for beginners with little or no prior experience.
Length: 1 session, 3 hours (give or take thirty minutes).
Typical class size: 6-8 people.
Erica is the owner and visionary behind Little Paper Flowers based in Brooklyn, New York. She was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA where she received her undergraduates degree at Moore College of Art & Design for fashion design. After graduating, she relocated to NYC to start her career in the fashion world where she has worked as an in-house designer for the past 6 years. Paper Flowers are Ericas way of capturing the beauty of flowers forever. All of her petals are hand cut, shaped, and sometimes even painted. Each petal is carefully glued to the stem and fluffed with care. She looks at every flower as a 3D piece of art that will last a lifetime.
When and Where
July 27, 6-9pm.
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Where: CraftsmanAve Studio, 117B 11th street – Brooklyn, Gowanus.
Transportation: Take the F, G or R train to 4th Ave – 9th St station.
Or a short cab ride via Battery Tunnel from Manhattan.