Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Experimenting with corn husks

corn husk flowers rose
paper flower bouquet with corn husk flowers
corn husk rose flower
corn husk flower bouquet
I posted this picture the other day on Instagram and hinted: it's not made of paper, guess the material? Thinking that no one would guess. I was surprised to find that many people nailed it on the head. Corn husks! Am I just super out of the loop and never in a million years would I think to create something with corn husks? I'm guessing it was a thing back in the day or something. You got me.

ANYWAY, my intern Trisha Zemp, approached me about doing a project made of corn somehow and she suggested corn husks. Yumm, sure? I started experimenting with them and then thought, "Wait, is my life supposed to be dedicated to corn husks?" They're dreamy. They hold a shape that paper cannot replicate, you can manipulate them to do anything, they've got a lovely grain. I worked until 3am creating petal after petal. Guys, it's all about corn husks! 

I've done a few since them for this and that and I'll show you a bit of what I've been doing here. I added some into a paper flower bouquet, second picture from the top, I was hired to create for someone retiring and created a corn husk hat for another shoot which I'll show when it comes out.

And THEN, Trisha had the idea to create a little stop motion. You know, the genesis of the corn husk flower. It's only natural. Isn't it adorable?

More DIY corn husk projects on their way. I know you're stoked.

photography and stop motion by the wonderful Trisha Zemp

7 comments:

Chelsea Foy said...

This. Is. The. COOLEST!

Anonymous said...

Yes, corn husk dolls were the hot thing to make in the seventies - my mom was quite good at it!

anne said...

These are stunning! Simply gorgeous!

Carly Kaste said...

I absolutely love it! The flowers look so nice plain and painted. :)

Kim Herrington said...

These are so absolutely gorgeous! I know what I'm doing with our sorry corn leftovers after next year's harvest. (We have a hard time growing corn and they're usually tiny little baby things!)

Paulette Leto said...

I had no idea you could do cool stuff like this with corn husks. That's neat! Learn something new every day I guess.

Aimee Artigliere said...

Lovely!