An evolution of a delicate poppy

I grow Icelandic Poppies in my garden and I am always amazed by how much personality each and every bloom has. From their delicate papery petals, to the sorbet-coloured blooms and hairy winding stems, they seem to be dancing in every direction. Over the years, I have developed several versions of these flowers and I am sharing the evolution of them with you in this very special course. From the version that I teach at my 2-hour workshops, to the version that I make and sell to my collectors, there's a poppy for everyone! That means if you want to make a fun and realistic flower in a little bit more than an hour, you can - make the Easy Poppy. If you're up for a bigger challenge and have more time on your hands - refine your techniques with the Advanced Poppy. I share the exact colour recipes I use to create my harmonious poppy arrangements for my collectors. Try out some colouring techniques like painting and dyeing, or stick with the existing crepe paper colours. With so many variations, there's plenty to learn.

What You'll Learn in this Course

  • Two flowers - one you can easily make in around an hour (Easy Poppy) and one you can keep refining for days (Advanced Poppy)

  • Four different ways to make a realistic-looking poppy pod and pistil

  • Three methods of constructing the stamen and pollen

  • Two ways to make a poppy bud

  • To create dimension during leaf construction

  • To shape ruffled poppy petals with movement and personality

  • Colour recipes for 12 harmonious colour variations (the exact recipes I use for my commissions)

  • My go-to colour layering technique with four different mediums: pastel, spray paint, crepe paper dye, and watercolour

  • An easy way to thicken the poppy stem

  • To assemble blooms, buds, and leaves into a life-like poppy plant

What's inside

  • WRITTEN MATERIALS & TEMPLATES

    This course comes with a comprehensive booklet (58 pages to be exact) of written instructions and templates that you can download and reference. Measurements are in both metric and (for our American friends) imperial.

  • STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

    Novices can easily make the Easy Poppy thanks to Jessie's clear instructions and demonstrations. Those with previous experience in making paper flowers can opt to make the Advanced Poppy and explore more advanced techniques.

  • Video Demonstration

    Watch Jessie demonstrate how she constructs her realistic blooms one step at a time in 16:9 video format. Videos include short descriptive captions, illustrations, and zoom-ins when appropriate. Jessie has edited out extraneous details and dead time to keep each step concise.

Course curriculum

    1. 1.1 Welcome

    2. 1.2 | Written Instructions & Templates

    1. 2.1 | Introduction to the Easy Poppy

    2. 2.2 | Materials & Tools

    3. 2.3 Preparing the Green Crepe Paper

    4. 2.4.1 | Making the Centre Pod: Method 1 (PART 1)

    5. 2.4.2 | Making the Centre Pod: Method 2 (PART 1)

    6. 2.5.1 | Making the Stamen Fringe (PART 1)

    7. 2.6.1 | Making the Centre Pod: Method 1 (PART 2)

    8. 2.6.2 | Making the Centre Pod: Method 2 (PART 2)

    9. 2.5.2 | Making the Stamen Fringe (PART 2)

    10. 2.7 | Cutting and Shaping the Petals

    11. 2.8 | Attaching the Petals

    12. 2.10 | Finishing the Stem

    1. 3.1 Introduction to Advanced flower

    2. 3.2 | Materials & Tools

    3. 3.3.1 | Making the Centre Pod: Method 1

    4. 3.3.2 | Making the Centre Pod: Method 2

    5. 3.4.1 | Making the Stamen: Method 1

    6. 3.4.2 | Making the Stamen: Method 2 (PART 1)

    7. 3.4.3 | Making the Stamen: Method 2 (PART 2)

    8. 3.5.1 | Colour Recipes

    9. 3.5.2 | Colour Recipe Chart

    10. 3.6.1 | Colouring the Petals with Pastel

    11. 3.6.2 | Colouring the Petals with Spray Paint

    12. 3.6.3 | Colouring the Petals with Dye and Watercolour

    13. 3.7 | Cutting the Petals

    14. 3.8 | Shaping the Petals

    15. 3.9 | Attaching the Petals

    16. 3.10 | Finishing the Stem

    1. 4.1 | Making the Poppy Bud (Easy)

    2. 4.2 | Making the Poppy Bud (Advanced)

    1. 5.1 | Making the Poppy Leaves

    2. 5.2 | Adding Colour and Shape to the Leaves

    1. 6.1 | Putting It All Together

What's inside

  • 37 lessons
  • 7 hours of video content
  • Downloadable instructions

POPPY MATERIAL KIT

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO MAKE AN EASY POPPY

An optional material kit is available for the Easy Poppy that appears in this course. Perfect for a novice maker or anyone who prefers to have all of the basic supplies - paper, wire, and glue - in one simple package.

FAQ

  • What type of tools & materials do you use in this course?

    I use mainly crepe paper as my main medium, which you can purchase online at various suppliers. My favourite suppliers are listed in the Toolbox section. I also use stem wires and sometimes floral tape which can be purchased at floral supply wholesalers, baking/cake supply stores and even big box stores like Michaels and Joanns. Everything else can be easily purchased from art or craft stores, online, or you likely have them at home. For most materials, I provide direct links to where you can buy them inside the course.

  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    The short answer - Forever. The long answer - You’ll have access to the course videos and content forever as long as Crafted to Bloom exists even if the online course platform changes.

  • Do you offer any refunds or guarantees?

    Unfortunately, due to the nature of digital products, I cannot offer a refund. That said, I just know that you'll learn something! I design every one of my flower online course so that I can share new and fresh techniques with you. I hate repeating myself.

  • I’ve never tried making paper flowers. Is this for me?

    Yes! This course starts off with general techniques to make an Easy Poppy that would be appropriate for a novice or beginner paper flower maker. It's the one I teach at my 2-2.5 hour workshops. I even offer a material kit! (https://www.jessiechui.com/courses-and-workshops/p/material-kit-for-easy-poppy) Once you're ready to refine your techniques, you can move onto making the Advanced Poppy, which requires some patience and detail cutting and painting.

  • I'm an experienced paper floral artist. Would I still benefit from this course?

    Yes! Although this course starts off with an Easy Poppy, I teach more refined and detailed techniques in the second part of this course for an Advanced Poppy. It's taken me six years to refine this flower to what it is now - a flower I'm proud of selling to my collectors.

  • Can I sell the flower I make from this online course?

    Yes, you’re welcome to make this flower and sell it. All I ask is if someone, like a customer, ask you how you learned to make the flower, that you could acknowledge that you learned it from me and give credit where it is due.

  • Can I teach this flower to other people?

    If you know someone who would like to learn how to make this paper flower, I would ask you to encourage them to sign up for this course. Please do not share the access information with third parties. You paid for access to it, and so should they. I’ve put in a lot of effort to designing this course and the intellectual property connected to this course, the materials, and the techniques are mine. Similarly, you are absolutely not permitted to teach this paper flower for monetary gain without expressed written permission from me. If you are interested in re-teaching this paper flower I do offer licensing options. Read more about this in the Terms & Conditions page: https://www.craftedtobloom.com/pages/terms

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