The Distant Drum rose is my absolute favourite rose to make when I want a flower that’s both classic and has a unique colouring. Although the colour of the rose changes in different climates, it's known for its peachy-bronze-mauve colour. It's a favourite rose for many florists. I loved teaching it in my in-person workshops.
When I first embarked on making this flower in crepe paper, I approached it like any other flower I make. Little did I know that through the process of designing and constructing this rose, it would ultimately become one of my breakthrough flowers.
I don't want you to re-invent the wheel. Let me teach you the skills and techniques I learned as I was creating this flower, so you don't need to. In this course,
You will also learn some specific skills and techniques, like these:
- To make a fringed stamen
- To colour your stamen with a common seasoning
- To reduce bulk on the stems
- To manipulate petals so they look natural
- To tint the petals
Like I said, this is one of my breakthrough flowers.While designing and creating this flower, I discovered techniques that elevated my paper floral artistry. I've been able to transfer many of the skills I learned from designing this flower to other types of roses and flowers. I hope you'll join me on this journey as this might be the breakthrough flower for you too!
This course is ideal for Intermediate students (or students with previous experience making paper flowers).
Hi! I'm Jessie Chui, the owner and paper florist behind Crafted to Bloom. I have a little studio in Mississauga (a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, Canada) where I make intricate paper florals and arrangements. All of my work is custom and made to order. When I'm not making paper flowers, I instruct private paper floral and group workshops at the Aurora Cultural Centre and at The Paper Place in Toronto on a regular basis. My unique garden-inspired aesthetic has drawn recognition from numerous social media blogs and publications; I've been featured on 100 Layer Cake twice (and in fact, they listed one of my paper floral bouquets in their 2017 list of favourite bridal bouquets), and Lia Griffith's Artist Interview Series. I'm also a full-time mom to a 22-month old, lover of all things pretty and soccer-related, and a family lawyer (although not currently practicing because raising a 22-month old is enough for now).
Here are what students are saying about their experience with this course:
I signed up to Jessie's online "Distant Drums " flower workshop in fear and trepidation. But I had the most magical time with Jessie as I basked in her patience and attention to detail as she brought to life this beautiful flower in my hands.
It was pure joy to learn at my own pace and to be able to go back and check I had got the next step right. I also learnt some new techniques which I have already put into practice in my flower making.
If you want to learn in this way I thoroughly recommend this course but I must warn you making this awesome flower is addictive
- Sue Bowen
I highly recommend this lovely class!
Jessie has created a wonderful course with Teachable showing how to make a Distant Drums crepe paper rose. She shares her incredible talent and secrets for creating a truly unique paper flower.
I’ve been making paper flowers for over a year, learning from many different tutorials and instructional books. This class now ranks at the top of my all-time favorites!
Jessie has filmed a very detailed course, and walks you through each step, just as if she were sitting there with you. The quality of the film and sound is excellent, as are her instructions. You can listen, read (she includes a printed instruction sheet), or just watch as she shows you every step; including some techniques I had never seen before. The templates are full size; just print and cut.
I think even beginners will be able to follow along and with practice create a lovely bloom, and experienced paper florists will be happy to learn some new tricks to add to their repertoire.
- Sheila Fisher, Petals from Paper
I have always loved Jessie’s Distant Drums Roses and really was stumped on how she made them. So I took the plunge and purchased the course. First off, the instructions and video were great and easy to understand. She explained all the materials needed in concise format and made it easy to get started. She walks the student through the process from start to finish. Many of the courses that I have seen go through the details so quickly that I found I’ve had to stop and rewind—not this time. You can work right along with Jessie and create the perfect Distant Drum Rose. The cost was very reasonable, too!!! I can’t wait to make more of these beautiful roses. Thanks Jessie!!!!
- Susan Bonn, Susan Bonn Designs