Episode 148: Our Favorite Paper Flower Tools and Sources

Season #6

Welcome to the Paper Talk Podcast, your gateway to the captivating world of paper crafting. In our latest episode, join us as we delve into the heart of paper artistry, exploring the importance of experimentation, unveiling our must-have tools, and divulging our favorite sources for paper flower supplies. 

Here’s what you’ll learn when you listen:

  • Explore the difficulties between cardstock paper and crepe paper, and the techniques used to overcome these challenges.
  • Learn about our preferred tools like hot glue guns, wire cutters, and guillotine cutters, and the importance of finding tools that suit individual preferences and needs.
  • Tips on sourcing supplies such as wires and wire cutters, including recommendations for specific brands and sources both online and offline.
  • How experimentation has led us to discover what works best for us.

Here’s quick look at what you can expect when you tune into the entire episode:

Embracing Experimentation

At the core of every successful paper artist's journey lies a spirit of experimentation. From exploring different types of paper to testing various cutting techniques, embracing experimentation is key to finding the tools and techniques that resonate with your unique artistic vision. In our conversation, Sara reflects on her experience, stating, "Yeah, it is harder to definitely manipulate shaping with cardstock paper. So that's always something that I'm working on." This sentiment highlights the ongoing process of discovery and innovation inherent in paper crafting.

We discuss the role of trial and error in our own artistic journeys, sharing stories of challenges, breakthroughs, and moments of inspiration. Whether you're a seasoned artisan or a curious beginner, we encourage you to fearlessly explore new avenues in your paper crafting endeavors, knowing that every experiment brings you one step closer to unlocking your creative potential.

Essential Tools We Can't Live Without

In our quest for paper crafting perfection, certain tools have become indispensable companions in our creative pursuits. From precision wire cutters to trusty glue guns, we reveal the essential tools that form the backbone of our crafting arsenal.

For example, in the episode Quynh shares, "I've tried multiple [guillotine cutters] and I would say the plastic guillotine cutter is a no in my book." Her candid assessment highlights the importance of quality and reliability when choosing crafting tools. By investing in high-quality equipment, artisans can enhance efficiency, precision, and creativity in their projects, empowering them to bring their artistic visions to life with ease.

Listen now to hear all about scissors, glue guns, paper, and more!

Unveiling Our Favorite Sources for Paper Flower Supplies

No paper crafting journey is complete without access to high-quality supplies. In the episode, we lift the veil on some of our favorite sources for paper flower materials, guiding you through a world of specialty papers, floral wires, and embellishments.

We both reveal the best places to buy the most important part of our art: the paper! Being flexible with where you source your supplies is very important in the world of paper flowers. There isn’t just one store that holds every color, weight, tool, etc. that you might need on your creative journey. Stay open to new sourcing opportunities and constantly evolve to meet the demands of your craft. Be sure to tune in to learn about the many different places we use to find the best supplies for our art.

"I do love looking at paper, touching it and being in person and in the store." - Sara

As passionate advocates for paper crafting, we're delighted to share our expertise and insights to inspire fellow enthusiasts on their creative journeys. Through the Paper Talk Podcast, we strive to foster a community of like-minded individuals who share a love for creativity, craftsmanship, and the transformative power of paper. Whether you're a seasoned artisan seeking fresh inspiration or a curious beginner eager to explore the world of paper crafting, our latest episode offers a treasure trove of knowledge, inspiration, and practical advice to fuel your passion for creativity. Join us and unlock the boundless possibilities of paper crafting today!

For more inspiring discussions and helpful tips, be sure to join us on the Paper Talk Podcast or in our Facebook group. Please also consider donating on our website to help us keep producing great content like this. Together, we'll continue to grow, learn, and celebrate the artistry of paper flowers. Thank you for being part of our wonderful community.


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