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.
Easy Icelandic Poppy Virtual Workshop
Join Jessie Chui as she teaches an easy crepe paper flower Icelandic Poppy at this virtual workshop! Prepare to spend 2.5 hours making an ultra-realistic poppy using paper and wire. Templates and written instructions included. Material kits available
TINY TEXTURE FLOWERS5.0 average rating (1 review)
Complement your paper flower arrangements and bouquets with these tiny small flowers that create texture and suggest scale.
CAFE AU LAIT DAHLIA & BLOOMING BUDS BUNDLE2 Courses
Make plucked-out-of-the-garden Cafe au Lait Dahlias along with three stages of Buds and Blooming Buds in this comprehensive dinner plate dahlia online course bundle.
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