Paper Flowers: How To Make Crepe Paper Tulips

Lucia Balcazar, Paper Artist

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8 Videos (30m)
    • Introduction

    • Materials

    • Painting the paper

    • Making the tulip center

    • Wiring the petals

    • Cutting the petals

    • Assembling the tulip

    • Leaves and finishing touches


About This Class

In this class, you will learn basic paper flower techniques using doublette crepe paper, alcohol inks, floral wire and floral tape. You will learn how to paint doublette crepe paper, and how to wire, cut and attach the petals to create a paper tulip.

As a class project, you will apply these techniques to your own tulip design.

This class is for beginners, no experience required, but can also be useful for paper flower enthusiasts. Your feedback is welcomed. Feel free to share any tips and ideas in your class project and comment section. 

By enrolling in this class, you will have access to the following resources:

  • Tutorial with pictures to complement the video lessons
  • Tulip template for the petals and leaves
  • Materials' list and where to buy them


25 of 25 students recommendSee All

This is a great class. It's simple enough for a paper flower newbie to follow but includes some more advanced techniques such as creating your own templates, painting crepe paper, and layering paper to create patterns. I can't wait to watch it again and actually create it as we go. I have a few different tulips I want to try.
Lucia--This class was soooo informative. I loved it and can't wait to try this project. Have you made any more tutorials for skill share? Thank you. Your work on Instagram shows your terrific talent.
I loved Lucia's class and her way of teaching the technique to make paper flowers. Although I already have experience, making paper flowers, it is always possible to learn new ways of doing what we know, and learn from other talented artists. Her way of teaching through videos is didactic and easy to follow. I loved it! Me ha encantado la clase de Lucía y su forma de enseñar la técnica que utiliza para realizar sus flores de papel. Aunque tengo experiencia en hacerlas, siempre es posible aprender nuevas formas de realizar lo que ya sabes y aprender de otras artesanas talentosas. Su forma de enseñar a través del video es muy didáctica y fácil de seguir y lo más importante uno se conecta con el hilo del tutorial y quieres seguir viéndolo. Me ha encantado!
Angelica Venegas

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Lucia Balcazar

Paper Artist

I'm a Paper Flower artist living in Boston, Massachusetts. I love all types of color palettes and can never settle on a favorite color. I started making paper flowers while researching real flowers for my wedding and was blown away by all the creative possibilities. At that point, the two flowers I could identify were daisies and tulips (and probably roses?), that's it, no botanical knowledge at all! But I was attracted to the colors and abstract shapes in flowers and my floral skills have be...

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