Sandra shares her specialized technique and unique knowledge behind this medium to build detailed floral arrangements — in this bundled kit we’re combining everlasting paper palms + delicate garden roses and cosmos. Sandra has curated a toolkit of the materials she uses in her own studio to bring life to her craft. A favorite secret: how carefully applied natural powdered spices can bring dimension and realism to each bloom. Another secret? Sandra shares how she combines crepe paper floral designs with actual dried stems to create everlasting bouquets that are too life-like to tell the difference in person!
A highlight of the process we’ll explore together: every leaf and flower begins with high quality Italian crepe paper. The paper will typically go through a process of being painted or naturally dyed to bring dimension and life to each petal or botanical element. Each piece is hand cut, shaped and molded. Once all these stages are complete, assembly can finally begin and flowers begin to take on a layered, complete look of their own. Once you have the techniques down, you'll be able to continue to experiment with cutting petals and leaves out in larger sizes and new shapes for even more making.