Supplies & Resources

I'm thrilled to share my expertise as an experienced paper florist and guide you through a world of paper flower supplies and resources. As passionate paper artists, we understand the importance of having the right tools, materials, and knowledge to create breathtaking paper flowers. In this dedicated section, you'll find my personal recommendations for a range of essential supplies that will help you grow as a paper artist and make the best paper flowers you can.

Book Recommendations

As a passionate paper flower enthusiast, I'm thrilled to share my personal book recommendations to enhance your paper flower journey. These carefully selected books are a treasure trove of inspiration, offering step-by-step tutorials, expert tips on floral arranging, and stunning visuals of real flowers. From classic flower designs to innovative techniques, these books will expand your skills and ignite your creativity.

Cut Flower Garden by Floret Farm's Erin Benzakein

The Flower School by Joseph Massie

The Flower Hunter by Lucy Hunter

The Artistry of Flowers by Maria Gabriela Salazar

Flower Color Guide by Taylor Putnam

Rosa: The story of the rose by Peter E. Kukielski

Flowers for All by Sue McLeary

The color of roses by Danielle Dall'Armi Hahn

Tool Recommendations

Don’t underestimate the importance of having the right tools to bring your paper flower creations to life. To elevate your experience, I highly recommend investing in essential tools such as precision scissors, a high-quality glue gun, and shaping tools. These tools ensure clean and precise cuts, secure adhesion, and professional finishing touches.

Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue

Kai Scissors 8 1/2 Shears

Yes! Paste Glue

Gorilla Dual Temp Full-Size Hot Glue Gun

Mod Podge Gloss

Clauss Snapper Wire Cutters

Fan Brush

Crepe Paper Shop Recommendations

Here are my preferred vendors who carry the premium Italian and German crepe. Learn more about different types of crepe paper on my blog or in my Back to Basics guide.

Carte Fini your source for Italian Crepe Paper and More

Rose Mille for German Crepe Paper and more

Petals & Pearls for German Crepe Paper and more

Coloring Mediums

It’s important to select the right coloring mediums to add depth, dimension, and vibrancy to your floral creations. This is a selection of my favorite, top-quality choices. Each coloring medium offers unique characteristics and effects, allowing you to unleash your creativity and bring your paper flowers to life with stunning colors and textures. From soft and delicate pastels to bold and vibrant alcohol inks, these mediums provide endless possibilities for expressing your artistic vision.

Winsor & Newton Watercolor Paint Set

Winsor & Newton Watercolor Pencils

PanPastel Floral 7 Color Soft Artist Pastel

Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India Ink Set

Other Materials

From essential items like wires for structural support and clay for shaping, to unique elements like spun cotton and foam balls for adding dimension, these materials open up a world of possibilities for creating exquisite paper flowers. Each material has been carefully chosen for its quality, versatility, and ability to bring your floral creations to new heights.

Crayola Air Dry Clay

Spun Cotton Balls

Floral Tape

18 gauge paper wrapped wire

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