Welcome to Buds!
An intermediate's guide to paper botanical artistry. We have carefully selected 12 of our favorite paper flower courses that are geared towards honing in skills you already have of paper floristry.
We believe in experimentation and as you go through these courses you may find yourself exploring with color, paper types, and tools to find what works best for you!
In each course we share what materials and tools are used but leave room for your own creativity to breathe and truly bring life to each piece you create, making it your own.
What Techniques will we cover in this Fellowship?
Here's a few things we will go into depth with and we added a few other tips and tricks too!
- Working with Multiple weights of crepe paper
- In Depth coloring with watercolor paints
- Using scissors to create different textures
- In Depth details of Stamen and Pistils
- Smaller Filler Flowers
- Petal shaping to create more realistic features
- Work with finer details to create more realistic features
Note: You do not need to have any experience making paper flowers, we've included a detailed explanation of all materials, papers, and supplies where you will quickly become familiar with it all. We also walk you through step by step in video form so you can easily stop and come back to your projects with ease. We take pride in keeping all of our videos at a real time pace so you can see everything as it should be.
- Lesson One - Cupcake Cosmos
- Lesson Two - Parrot Tulip
- Lesson Three - Toffee Rose
- Lesson Four - Wax Flower
- Lesson Five - Black Tomato Vine
- Lesson Six - Pink Jasmine
- Lesson Seven - Cappuccino Carnation
- Lesson Eight - Peony Var. 'Gardenia'
- Lesson Nine -Nigella
- Lesson Ten - Katharina Clematis
- Lesson Eleven - Cockscomb
- Lesson Twelve - Stargazer Lily
We love the Creativity that comes out of exploration! Here are a few things students have said while creating with the Parrot Tulip Course!
"I was looking at Parrot tulip pictures and the Texas Flame tulip caught my eye. I was compelled to make one. I'm really pleased with how it turned out." - Gwen Kamper
"The tutorial was great . Thanks Janita for taking me through a complex process and one that was totally new to me." - Sue Bowen
"I ended up witha dozen orange tulips most of them out of doublette, although I love the shades on the watercolored ones. They look good together. A nice picked arrangement. Thank you Janita Court. It's been really great! I am so psyched for the next year learning from you." - Angela Stone
BORN AND RAISED ON THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA IN WASHINGTON STATE, IT'S HARD NOT TO FIND AN APPRECIATION FOR NATURE AS THERE IS EVERY KIND OF IT HERE FROM MOUNTAINS, RAINFOREST, TO SEA CREATURES AND FLORA EVERYWHERE!
I'VE ALWAYS BEEN PULLED TO CREATE ARTISTICALLY AND STUMBLED UPON PAPER FLOWERS BACK IN 2011 WHEN I WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE A MEMORABLE ADDITION TO OUR WEDDING.
AT THE TIME WE HAD A VERY RAMBUNCTIOUS 4 YEAR OLD THAT WAS HAVING A HARD TIME WITH SCHOOL AND WE DECIDED THAT IT WOULD BE BEST IF I STAYED HOME WITH HIM. WITH THAT DECISION, MY LOVE FOR FLOWERS TURNED INTO A PASSION PROJECT AND EVENTUALLY INTO A BUSINESS SELLING TO OTHER BRIDES LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVES TO REAL FLOWERS. AS WE NAVIGATED HOMESCHOOL MY WEDDING FLOWER BUSINESS TURNED IINTO TEACHING OTHERS HOW TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS ON THEIR OWN.