July 29, 2019 1 min read 5 Comments

We love to see what unique things our crepe paper artists can do and what they can teach us! This gorgeous paper anemone by Amity Libby of Florabeane is a great example of botanical sculpture. Amity originally shared this in her Studio Florabeane Instagram community. Using Lime Pulp 566 that she dip dyed, Amity recreated with great clarity the ‘Bride de Caen’ variety. Can you make one following her visual guide? Tag us on Instagram when you do and for more wonderful visual tutorials - both photos and videos - subscribe to Amity’s Teachable library and Instagram community here.

 

First, deconstruction. Such lovely sets of twos and threes a la Fibonacci! Study each layer and the pattern. There are three sets of three, three sets of two, and two sets of one. Once you see that, the flower makes itself


Reconstruction 1-make doublette, rough cut size and shape of petals, rough cut leaves, fringe and make center (trim it to desired shape), fringe and attach stamens.

Reconstruction 2- color and shape petals while still tacky from making doublette (this makes them dry sculpted), fine cut and color and sculpt leaves, add support to attach stem, add the dried sculpted petals in sets (1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3) dipping the ends in hot glue, attach leaves, attach crepe to finish stem. Use #loveflorabeane when you make one!

 

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5 Responses

Migdalia Cosme
Migdalia Cosme

October 09, 2019

Beautiful. I love it. Thank you.

Janet
Janet

August 31, 2019

Beautifully done, thank you for all the wonderful photographs.

Jacqueline Volz
Jacqueline Volz

August 07, 2019

What glue do you use to make the doublette? Gorgeous flower, and I love the science of your analysis!

Beverly
Beverly

August 07, 2019

Never used crepe only card stock. This is really pretty. Maybe I should give it a try. Thanks,

Melony Olson
Melony Olson

July 30, 2019

Fantastic!! Amity always does excellent work; and is a phenomenal teacher!! I absolutely love your paper, your 180 gram sculpt ability is incredible!!

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