Trilogy of Flowers


Michelle Van Etten and I have been developing super cool, innovative handmade flower designs since the beginning of the year. We're so excited to present our series of flower-making classes online at My Creative Classroom. Join us to create the best flowers on the planet!







September 8, 2011
Online Class – 4 Weeks
with Jennifer Priest and Michelle Van Etten

Flower divas Michelle Van Etten and Jennifer Priest will teach you how to create 16 of the most popular, stunning, textural flowers using “hard” media including metal, grungeboard, denim, and other “rocking” materials. Save money and create custom flowers to perfectly compliment any project or any color combination. Michelle and Jennifer can show you how to make designer knock-offs and create stunning looks that are all your own. We'll create a Spinner Album Technique Book in class that you can add to in subsequent classes as well as show you numerous ways to use these flowers in your crafting. This course is for anyone and everyone who loves crafting with flowers – no pre-requisite required.




August 5, 2011
Online Class – 4 Weeks
with Jennifer Priest and Michelle Van Etten

Flower divas Jennifer Priest and Michelle Van Etten will teach you how to create ethereal, romantic flowers using ribbon, textile, and paper. Save money and create custom flowers to perfectly compliment any project or any color combination. Michelle and Jennifer can show you how to make designer knock-offs and create stunning looks that are all your own. We'll create a technique book in class that you can add to in subsequent classes as well as show you numerous ways to use these flowers in your crafting.


Lesson 1: Soft Papers — Tissue Paper, Crepe Paper, Coffee Filters

We'll each show you how to create 4 flowers using the materials above. Learn to create rolled crepe paper roses, crepe paper rosettes, coffee filter flowers, tissue paper flowers, and more. We'll also create the base of a technique book to use during this class and subsequent All About Flowers courses.

Lesson 2: More Paper Flowers
Folded rosettes, roses, spiral flowers, and other paper flowers will be covered this week.

Lesson 3: Ribbon, Lace, & Trims
We'll create a several flowers using ribbons, lace, and trims.

Lesson 4: Everything Else
Fun and frilly, soft and flirty, we'll create more amazing paper flowers that look like a million bucks (but you can make for pennies on the dollar!)



November 2, 2011
Online Course – 4 Weeks
With Jennifer Priest and Michelle Van Etten

Flower divas Michelle Van Etten and Jennifer Priest will teach you how to create 16 of the most popular, stunning, textural flowers using fabric of all types. Save money and create custom flowers to perfectly compliment any project or any color combination. Michelle and Jennifer can show you how to make designer knock-offs and create stunning looks that are all your own. We'll create a Spinner Album Technique Book in class that you can add to in subsequent classes as well as show you numerous ways to use these flowers in your crafting. This course is for anyone and everyone who loves crafting with flowers – no pre-requisite required.

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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