Meet Jessie

ARTIST - EDUCATOR - AUTHOR

Jessie Chui is a mixed media artist with a love for flowers and botanical objects. She is known for her unique use of colours and movement in her floral sculptures and compositions/arrangements. Her art seeks to express the inner spirit of florals and floral elements at their most natural state. With a strong focus on pushing the limits of crepe paper and colour to express her love for flowers, she uses various mediums to bring her floral creations to life.

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Jessie's courses are designed to guide you through the magical process of constructing paper florals, to teach you the techniques she uses to create ultra-realistic paper structures, and ultimately, to inspire you to explore the limitless possibilities of making botanical sculptures with paper and wire.




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What is crepe paper?

THE MAIN INGREDIENT IN JESSIE'S PAPER FLORAL ART



With a few exception, the main ingredient in Jessie's floral art is crepe paper. 

First introduced in the 1890, crepe paper was popular immediately. At one point, the first American crepe paper manufacturer, the Dennison Manufacturing Company, offered more than 140 solid and printed patterns of crepe paper. Due to its unique properties - its lightness and ability to stretch that was not dissimilar to crepe fabric - it was immediately adopted as an art medium for home and entertainment decor, decorative paper flowers, and even hand stitched costuming. It was also used by the medical industry as an alternative to gauze, and then promoted as so-called fabric for disposable garment. Interestingly, it was treated as a fabric and it was not considered paper until the mid-20th century. 

Crepe paper is made by a special machine that gathers the paper to create consistent crinkles on its surface. It comes in various colours and in different weights. There are a number of companies that currently manufacture crepe paper. The highest quality crepe paper is manufactured by Werola in Germany, Dennison in the USA, and Cartotecnica Rossi in Italy, and they each possess properties that make them unique. Regardless of where it's made, the general properties of crepe paper, namely the crinkles on its surface - affords special opportunities to create three-dimensional forms including, but not limited to, flowers.




Read more about crepe paper: Piece Work Magazine

Experience the magic of paper flowers

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN JESSIE'S BEST-SELLING BOOK, PAPER FLOWER ART

The world of paper flowers is endless and magical. Learn how to make garden roses, Coral Charm peonies, ranunculus, hydrangea, sweet peas, phlox, fruit blossoms, dahlias, and foliage in Jessie's book, Paper Flower Art/Paper Flowers, Creating beautifully realistic floral arrangements. Plus, learn the principles of arranging as you follow step-by-step instructions of how to assemble 4 different arrangements in Jessie's signature dramatic and organic style.

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