How to Use Color Theory as a Paper Florist

To make the best paper flowers you can, understanding the fundamentals is key. Think about choosing the right weight of crepe paper. One aspect that often gets overlooked is color theory.

 

Picking the right colors becomes particularly important when using color implements on colored crepe, or when you start to arrange your blooms and foliage together. 

There are endless color possibilities and combinations, as well as personal tastes and trends to account for. So where do you begin? Understanding color theory can give you the fundamentals you need.

If you feel a little lost when it comes to color theory, look no further. Here is your guide to understanding basic color theory.

What Is Color Theory?

Color theory combines the best of art and science to give us a basic set of principles when it comes to colors. This helps us know how colors relate to one another, how they mix, and how they will look together.

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How to use crepe scraps from leftover paper flower projects

Paper florists all over the world will inevitably run into the same problem: what to do with all of those crepe paper scraps? You paid for that lovely crepe, and throwing it out feels wrong. But you’re swimming in the scraps, and your home can’t take anymore leftover crepe crammed into nooks and crannies. 

I faced this same problem early on as a paper florist. Dealing with scraps is actually how The Posey Box got its start! While lamenting to a friend about all of the crepe bits I didn’t want to throw out, the idea formed to box the scraps and sell them as mystery boxes. Those first ten boxes sold out so quickly! From there, it was a hop, skip, and a jump to coupling boxes of crepe with tutorials and officially starting The Posey Box.

While The Posey Box features new supplies, those little crepe scraps still accumulate like dust bunnies under a couch. What should you do with them? Here are some of my favorite ideas.

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The Next Big, Colorful Trend in Paper Flowers

Do you know what the next big thing in paper flowers is? We won’t keep you waiting. We’ve noticed a trend in our industry: an explosion of color. Paper florists are getting bolder and more unique with every bloom they create by using more colors. You won’t want to miss out on how you can make your paper flowers more distinctive with this fun trend. 

Now more than ever, there are many, many ways to alter the color of your crepe paper. You can go big and bold and send the color in a completely different direction with multiple layers of Design Master. Or you keep things more subtle with sheer watercolors or touches of PanPastel. And you can combine more than one option. The options really are limitless, which makes this trend so exciting!

So what are some of our favorite ways to shift colors and add color details? Let’s explore!

Watercolors

And we have exciting news! Quynh is collaborating with expert watercolorist Sarah Simon of The Mint Gardener...

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