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Floral Art

PHILOSOPHY

Consider paper floral sculpting as a form of fine art. Each and every paper floral Jessie designs is intricately crafted with love and care. Paper floral art is worth the investment: it can capture a feeling or a moment in time for years to come. 

Jessie is very much an observer of the natural environment: how a climbing vines wrap their arms around their neighbours; how small wild flowers hover like butterflies over the meadow; how cut blooms can droop out of water. Her artistic aesthetic is very much garden-inspired, with abundant foliage and blooms, thoughtful textural elements and flowy, organic, non-traditional shapes.

Jessie believe in making every paper flower by her own two hands. Using various weights of crepe paper from Germany, Italy, and China, she often takes the extra step of dying or painting the paper to achieve the ideal colour, texture, and depth for each and every paper flower. She also use non-paper materials when the design calls for them.

CUSTOM DESIGNS TO ORDER

Currently, Jessie offers custom designs and commissions. Since every design is bespoke, the planning process is also unique with each client.

Jessie starts with an initial discussion with you to determine a timeline and plan. She understands that timing is a priority for all her clients, however, she may decide not to take on a client’s commission and/or custom order if she feels that she cannot provide delivery within the required time frame due to the labour intensive nature of paper floral art. Any inquiries for commissioned and/or custom orders (that are in large numbers) must be made at last 12 weeks in advance of the expected delivery date. 

Pricing is determined only once you and Jessie have confirmed the materials being used, the labour involved, and any installation and/or travelling. Her large bouquets/arrangements start at $450 (plus applicable taxes for Canadians), and her smaller bouquets/arrangements range from $120 to $280. If the items require shipping, Jessie can provide you with a quote at the time of the initial discussion to be confirmed and paid at the time of delivery.

Jessie will discuss with you your vision for this bouquet or arrangement, including the colour scheme, desired mood to convey, and specific flower requests. If it is for an arrangement, there will also be a discussion about the type of vase and the cost.

Jessie also takes on commissions for single stem flowers or loose stem bouquets which are perfect for 1st year Paper Anniversary gifts, birthday gifts, and/or home decor. 

In the past, Jessie has taken on commercial commissions, for window displays and editorial styling shoots. 

Feel free to contact Jessie for more information.