Crepe paper is tissue paper that has been coated with a glue-like substance. It can then be creased in a way similar to party streamers to create gathers, giving it a crinkly texture like that of a crepe. This creasing process is called creping. Crepe papers are used to make various crafts also like a flower. To give our Circle Members the experience to learn and enlighten themselves about this traditional art form, Rooftop curated a special workshop and invited Shriya Sinha.
Shriya is an interior designer by profession and an artist by passion. She has a keen interest in folk arts & has been studying, practising and teaching Warli art for almost 7 years now. She has made Warli artworks on the scale of an entire wall & also on many pillars in colleges and houses. Apart from having a keen interest in traditional arts, she also has an inherent inclination towards various craft forms. Being a paper florist herself, she explores crepe paper & other materials to create stunning replicas of flowers found in nature.
Crepe Flower Making Workshop Began
Shriya began the workshop by giving a small introduction about herself. the artist then told the attendees the type of crepe paper they were going to use for the flower making. She even showed them the types of crepe papers available in the market, which is the perfect one to be used to make a crepe paper flower. Later, she told about how they were to distinguish between the crepe paper and then began with making the flower. She showed the attendees the measurement they were supposed to take and on which side of the crepe paper. She was very accurate about the measurements and was very explanatory about the process.
After the cutting was done she began with the formation of the flower. She gave pretty curves to the petals and step by step started placing the petals to get a yellow rose with 20 petals. Then made a beautiful yellow rose with the help of a wire. She covered the wire which was the stem of the flower with green crepe paper placed a few leaves and the yellow rose was looking very realistic and pretty.
Towards The End Of The Workshop
Towards the end, Shriya had a look at all the attendee’s artwork which was a beautiful yellow rose. She gave all a few tips to make a more pretty rose and was thankful to everyone. The workshop ended with a lovely goodbye to her. The attendees were from different parts of the country. Also, they belonged to different age groups but their love for art brought them together on a single platform.
Rooftop as always was successful in connecting artists and curating a magical and positive vibe together.
On this note, here’s us signing off until next time!