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The art of paper flowers : creating realistic blossoms from ordinary papers / Bobby Pearce ; foreword by Rosie O'Donnell.

By: Pearce, Bobby, 1961- [author.].
Contributor(s): O'Donnell, Rosie [writer of foreword.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Beverly, Massachusetts : Creative Publishing International, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 192 pages : colour illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1589239369; 9781589239364.Subject(s): Paper flowers | HandicraftDDC classification: 745.594/3 Summary: Fill your home with paper flowers! They're easy to make, lovely to look at, and best of all--they'll never wilt! 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 and a pair of scissors you can create gorgeous bouquets to give away or keep for yourself. 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 of the 35 delicate flowers.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Now an Amazon Editors' Holiday Gift Pick for Design, Construct, and Create!

Fill your home with paper flowers! They're easy to make, lovely to look at, and best of all--they'll never wilt!

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!

Includes index.

Fill your home with paper flowers! They're easy to make, lovely to look at, and best of all--they'll never wilt! 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 and a pair of scissors you can create gorgeous bouquets to give away or keep for yourself. 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 of the 35 delicate flowers.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Dedication and Acknowledgments (p. 6)
  • Foreword (p. 7)
  • Introduction (p. 8)
  • The Basics
  • Parts of the Flower (p. 11)
  • Materials (p. 12)
  • Basic Tools (p. 14)
  • Common Techniques (p. 16)
  • The Flowers
  • Red Rose (p. 22)
  • Sweetheart Rosebud (p. 26)
  • Carnation (p. 30)
  • Easter Lily (p. 34)
  • Violet (p. 38)
  • Dogwood (p. 40)
  • Peony (p. 44)
  • Gardenia (p. 48)
  • Chrysanthemum (p. 52)
  • Daffodil (p. 56)
  • Sunflower (p. 60)
  • Dahlia (p. 64)
  • Lily of the Valley (p. 68)
  • Daisy (p. 70)
  • Hyacinth (p. 74)
  • Lilac (p. 78)
  • Apple Blossom (p. 82)
  • Water Lily (p. 86)
  • Purple Orchid (p. 90)
  • Yellow Orchid (p. 94)
  • Phalaenopsis (Moth) Orchid (p. 98)
  • Poinsettia (p. 102)
  • Tulip (p. 106)
  • Calla Lily (p. 110)
  • Tiger Lily (p. 114)
  • Purple Iris (p. 118)
  • White Iris (p. 122)
  • California Poppy (p. 126)
  • Red Poppy (p. 130)
  • Hibiscus (p. 134)
  • Pansy (p. 138)
  • Sweet Pea (p. 142)
  • Anthurium (p. 146)
  • Gladiolus (p. 150)
  • Bird of Paradise (p. 158)
  • Patterns (p. 162)
  • About the Author (p. 190)
  • Index (p. 192)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Publishers Weekly Review

Broadway costume designer Pearce has serious bona fides in the design and DIY worlds, and his book on making paper flowers goes beyond instruction to explore his personal connection to the craft. In the introduction he discusses the way his grandmother made craft flowers with materials that are no longer available. Pearce's patterns are all based his grandmother's but substitute easy-to-find materials. The instructions are straightforward but require the reader to master some tricky folds. From relatively simple daisies and sunflowers to intricate orchids, irises, and birds of paradise, the patterns will please any flower lover. Gorgeous pictures make it immediately clear why one would want to devote time to making paper flowers rather than buying silk flora at the craft store, and the range of flowers adds to the book's appeal. This is a fantastic mix of inspiration and real care in pattern making. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.