Why Paper Rose?
As a graphic designer, paper is my number one most trusted resource. For years I have been experimenting with creating my favorite blooms out of paper and after many requests to buy these creations, it occurred to me that I should turn this interest into more than a hobby.
So, as a supplement to my branding business, Carrie Ink, and the other products I design at Blunt Objects, I launched Paper Rose as a space to make giftable arrangements for others to share and enjoy.
And now my middle name—Rose—is finally getting some use!
Style & Quality
Even before I started creating arrangements, I looked to flowers for inspiration. They are the perfect resource when working with color palettes, seasonal color theory, patterns, and texture.
I source real flowers and dissect them to decipher the best ways to go about recreating their blooms out of paper. When the selection at my market is lacking, I turn to books, magazines, and actual flower designers whom I admire for inspiration.
You will never find an unfinished stem or missing calyx when it comes to my blooms—I take pride in my extreme attention to detail and will not send out a piece that is less than what I consider perfect!
All blooms are 100% handmade using the highest quality Italian and German crepe paper. I enjoy the challenge of creating each and every part of a flower from paper but at times to truly capture the right tone or effect I need to enhance that paper with watercolor, pastels, acrylic paint, or highly-concentrated inks.
Rarely, I will finish off arrangements with faux greenery—when this happens it will always be noted in the product description and it occurs only when I want to create a distinct look that is too costly to achieve with paper (i.e. lamb's ear).
For details on any of the materials used, please contact me.