Purple Paper Clematis Flowers

I saw a photo online of a delicate six petal flower with these amazing long stamens with dark purple tips. Right away I thought “I have to try making that.”  So over the weekend, that’s what I did! After a few test runs of the stamen, I think it looks pretty good. Of course at the time, I didn’t think to look at what kind of flower I was making. So I had to go back and research… turns out it is a clematis! It is a flowering vine, with a huge variety of colors and weird extravagant stamens. I will make more of these for sure. I also need to work in the vine part of this plant, I think it would look cool to have some climbing up the shelves in my studio.

Crepe Paper Anemone Flowers

Anemone flowers that I’ve been working on this week. Super fun to make… I watched this tutorial by Lia Griffith and then winged it on making my own templates. I’m really happy with how they turned out! They are a little bigger than I had originally thought, I was planning to make some to go with the ranunclulus flowers from last week (still in progress, but I’m excited to finish those up too) but I’ll have to make some scaled down for that specific project.