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The Art Of Paper Flowers
Paper is pretty much the least expensive craft material you’ll find. It’s also one of the most versatile. With a pile of colored sheets, a pair of scissors, and The Art of Paper Flowers, you can create gorgeous bouquets to give away or keep for yourself. For anyone who’s an avid home crafter or future home-decor online vendor, this book will get your creative juices flowering, err, flowing.
The Art of Paper Flowers makes it easy for anyone to create beautiful roses, orchids, tulips, and more–completely out of paper. There are thirty-five flowers included in the book, and each pattern is accompanied by a complete list of materials required, step-by-step instructions for creating the flower, original paper-folding techniques from the author, full-size patterns, and color photos for reference. Additionally throughout the book, there are interesting bits of trivia, myths, or folklore for each delicate flower. The book also includes a foreword by Rosie O’Donnell.
All the basic information is here in The Art of Paper Flowers for readers to make their own impressive paper flower bouquets. From mastering the skill of paper manipulation to achieving seamless gluing and coloring practices, you’ll make flowers look incredibly realistic. Whether you’re creating gifts, decorations for an event, or home decor, The Art of Paper Flowers will have you arranging stunning flowers in no time!
This is a fantastic flower book with easy to follow directions also with materials already on hand.
The flowers are beautiful, the examples are beautifully presented, and the shape templates included at the back of the book are a big help.
Since I don’t have much of a green thumb I can use these flowers and make my home look great all year! The instructions are really easy to follow in this book.
A materials list, detailed instructions, and photographs of the project in progress and the finished flower are provided for each of the 35 flowers in tindividual leaves and petals that make up each flower. Quite a variety of flower types are depicted including holiday flowers like Easter Lilies and Poinsettias, garden flowers like Daffodils and Sweat Peas, and flowers that are regional like California Poppy and Bird of Paradise. Information is provided to create realistic centers and to add texture to many of the flowers.
This would be a perfect book for a library or personal collection. The instructions are clear enough and the materials and tools basic enough that older children could use this book. Photographs of projects created with the finished flowers are provided as well. In the back of the book are pages of patterns to make most of the flowers. It would be useful for someone who wants to create paper flowers for bouquets, centerpieces, or wedding decorations.
BOBBY PEARCE has been a craft lover since he could hold a pair of scissors and has either mastered or dabbled in every craft (except knitting), which is exactly why Rosie O’Donnell featured him on her shows. As a designer Bobby received nominations for both the Tony Award and Outer Critic’s Circle Award for the costume designs of the Broadway production of Taboo starring Boy George. Most recently his design work could be seen in THE CHILDREN OF EDEN at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, as well as the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi on numerous ice skaters including Evan Bates. Bobby lives in New York City.ROSIE O’DONNELL is an Emmy Award-winning television personality, actress, and comedian, a New York Times bestselling author, a mother of five, and a wildly enthusiastic crafter. She’s also the founder of Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation, which supports early childhood care and education programs, as well as Rosie’s Broadway Kids, a program that brings musical theater to New York City public school children.
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