Pantone 2016 Colours of the Year Photo Shoot on Wedding Chicks Blog

It was amazing working with the most talented group of people on this fun and inspiring shoot. Find the post here.

Here are some images of the paper flowers I created for the shoot, as well as a couple of shots of a collaborative effort with BLUUM BLVD incorporating paper flowers into living arrangements.

 

PHOTOGRAPHERS RHYTHM PHOTOGRAPHY
COORDINATORS & STYLISTS PHOEBE LO EVENTS
VENUE STORYS BUILDING
FLOWERS BLUUM BLVD
CREPE PAPER FLORAL DESIGN THE LILY GUILD
HAIR & MAKEUP COVET CO.
KIMONO, VOW BOOKS, GLASS DOMES & TABLETOP STATIONERY WEDDINGSTAR
FINE PAPER & PULP TABLEWARE BONJOUR FETE
LARGE WHITE PAPER BLOOMS LUMIERE LUXE
PAPER FLOWER & JEWELRY CROWNS BUNNY BUMM BOXES
FINE STATIONERY DESIGN MAISON MAQUETTE
CUSTOM WOOD SIGN PULP FUNCTION
CALLIGRAPHY AISLE & TABLE RUNNERS PAINTERLY POSIES
CUPCAKES & SWEETS JACQ BAKED GOOD
PAPER SCULPTURES CHRISTINE KIM
CREPE PAPER SUPPLIER CARTE FINI
MODELS MARIA RUBIO-GOMES & BHISHAM VIRAT TYAGI

 

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Blossom and Bloom

If you’re looking for something rad to do with your Mum this Mother’s Day, you should come and visit me and the folks at Blossom and Bloom Show. Union Station, May 6 and 7. Read all about it here

ONE OF A KIND SHOW 2016

I’ve been busy busy making flowers for the upcoming One of a Kind Show, here in Toronto.

Garden Roses, Narcissus, Ranunculus, Hellebore, Anemone, Poppy and Dahlia are all waiting patiently to show off their pretty petals. By the way, for the most up to date pictures of my flowers (and the occasional shot of sweet Lil’) you can follow me on Instagram at thelilyguild.

The show runs from March 23-27; 10-9pm Wednesday, 10-11pm Thursday, 10-9pm Friday, 10-9pm Saturday and 10-6pm Sunday. You can find more details HERE

Please come and visit me in the ETSY section, table P44I

This is my first big show, so you can bet I’m pretty chuffed!

 

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There are an endless variety of flowers in the world and choosing which to make in paper is hard. I’m glad I got around to making Ranunculus; they are uncompromisingly beautiful.

 

MATTER + FLOWER { JACK FROST }

 

 

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One of the prettiest and most amazing natural phenomena is what happens when flowers are kissed by Jack Frost. Ice crystals form on the edges of each petal and make the most incredible texture and pattern.

One very cold day last month I made this piece – my interpretation of winter romance.

xo

 

MATTER + FLOWER {NOUVEAU PEONY }

Its been a busy few months – mostly involving making lots of flowers and experimenting with new petal shapes and kinds of paper. I’ve been working mostly with crepe, but for these new Peonies, I used some lovely bleached tissue. It think the effect is more Peony -like than stiff crepe. Oh, I should mention that I’ve been very inspired by Paper to Petal, a great book by  Rebecca Thuss and Richard Farrell, a wonder duo who create really imaginative and colourful blooms. My Peony has a similar structure and feel.

It’s just in the works now, but the most exciting news is that I may teach these at an upcoming workshop. More details coming soon!

MATTER + FLOWER { MONOCHROMATIC ROSE }

 

This style of monochromatic rose has popped up on some of my personal paper flower idols’ Tiffanie Turner and Jennifer Tran’s Instagram, so I thought I’d give it a try.

I found that taking natural colour contrast away helped me focus on the way the petals and calyx (the little leafy part under the petals), and the leaves all interacted.

I’m certainly going to incorporate these into my work – esp. the ‘ghost rose’, which I’m slightly obsessed with.

 

MATTER + FLOWER { WHITE ROSE }

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When we lived in Osaka, there was a tiny coffee shop named White Rose. There were tiny tables and chairs with scratchy covers and old smoke stained curtains covering the tiny windows that overlooked a busy shopping street. The coffee was strong and good but the cake tasted faintly like cigarettes. It was run by a lovely old couple, who we never saw smoking. It became something of a legend among our group of friends.

This giant rose has little to do with that. An interesting commission. I’ve never worked on anything of this scale before – the diameter is about 40cm. I learned a lot about the versatility and limits of crepe paper (I used a thick double sided to make this work), and about the structure of roses. I stared at rose petals for ages! Of course, I had to use some imagination, too.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.