Hydrangeas are such a unique-looking bloom aren't they? They're cute and puffy, yet so sweet and romantic at the same time! In this course, I'm showing you how I make my highly-requested Hydrangeas from 180gsm Italian Crepe Paper. This will be a little challenging since we'll have to craft so many tiny little blooms, but with some patience and hard work, I'm sure you'll be able to make these pretty balls of fluffiness!
Who is this course for?
As the process of crafting a full hydrangea dome is pretty intensive, it might be less daunting for experienced students. However, the steps themselves are simple, and I would say that the whole process is more tedious than it is difficult.
If you're a beginner, you can definitely try it out too - just give yourself ample time and take it easy on yourself! Since we're working with pretty small petals, it might be tough on your
fingers and hands if you're not used to crafting on such a small scale. Thus, do give yourself generous breaks and hand massages in between chapters!
What is your teaching style?
I love teaching and I'm here to guide you through the basics. However, I do want to also encourage you to be creative and experiment on your own! In the course, I'll show you my own preferred colour combinations and shading techniques, but please don't worry about duplicating my hydrangeas exactly - I would love it if you changed up the ratios or colours and just have fun with it! That's the beauty of paper blooms - you get to put your own stamp on your handmade creations! *wink wink* *smiley face*
Do you provide templates and instructions?
Yes most definitely! All my Teachable paid courses comes with a template sheet in PDF form and an Instruction Sheet PDF that summarizes all the key steps from the videos. These can be downloaded and printed out for your reference.
Where do I get the materials?
I've added links and my local sources in the text within the course, but I also have kits available that accompanies this video. To purchase a kit, feel free to visit my Etsy Page.
How do I care for my crepe paper blooms?
If possible, please keep your crepe paper flowers away from moisture, direct sunlight, or any harsh indoor lighting... it's paper after all! Nonetheless, fading is quite normal especially for the darker shades. You may consider purchasing a UV Protection spray too if you'd like to avoid any fading (though the faded shades do have a nice vintage feel to them too)
How do I show off my completed blooms?
I would love to see your creations! Do feel free to tag me @misspetalandbloom if you're on instagram.
It would be wonderful if no one copies, reproduces, redistributes, or
resells any part of MP&B’s videos/pattern/ templates/ instructions. I
sincerely hope that out of mutual respect to me as an artist and
instructor, that you would not take this content and teach it to others
However, you are more than welcome to sell the completed bloom. If you don't mind, accreditation to Miss Petal & Bloom would be awesome (i.e. just a note somewhere to credit me and the video, as simple as that!). I would sincerely appreciate this so much, because your support and acknowledgement allows me to keep doing what I love to do. :)
Eileen is a self-taught crepe paper artist from sunny little Singapore. She launched 'Miss Petal & Bloom' in 2015 and has crafted blooms for many weddings, anniversaries, and special events. She has worked with brands such as Kate Spade New York, Franck Muller, Harper's Bazaar Singapore, The Body Shop, Keds, Mont Blanc, and many more. She is excited to teach and hopes to spread love, joy and inspiration through her paper blooms.