The Fine Art of Paper Flowers

The Fine Art of Paper Flowers

A Guide to Making Beautiful and Lifelike Botanicals

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The Fine Art of Paper Flowers is an elevated art and craft guide that features complete step-by-step instructions for over 30 of Tiffanie Turner's widely admired, unique, lifelike paper flowers and their foliage, from bougainvillea to English roses to zinnias. In the book, Turner also guides readers through making her signature giant paper peony, shares all of her secrets for special paper treatments, candy-striping, playing with color and creating botanical imperfections, and shows how to turn paper flowers into gorgeous garlands, headdresses, bouquets and more. These stunning creations can be made from simple and inexpensive materials and the book's detailed tutorials and beautiful photography make it easy to achieve dramatic and lifelike results.
Publisher: [Berkeley], California :, Watson-Guptill,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780399578373
Branch Call Number: 745.92 Tur
Characteristics: vii, 254 pages : illustrations (some colour)


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Sep 23, 2017

Such a beautiful book! When I was a child, I would spend hours making paper flowers. Of course, as I'm now 63 years old, that was a time when living in my small midwest town did not afford one with the resources that included books with detailed steps on how to create specific items, such a paper flowers. We grew up poor, so there was no extra change lying around to purchases flowers, and as my mother didn't possess the proverbial green thumb, we had no flowers in our home. In my determination to brighten our small abode, I experimented and taught myself how to make paper flowers, and then taught the rest of the neighborhood kids...and as our neighborhood was almost exclusively catholic, and at the time, there was little birth control was available, and a doctor would not prescribe it without a husband's written consent. As most husbands did not want to cross the catholic church, there were a lot of kids in our neighborhood; to be exact, 143 children, under the age of 16, lived on both sides of our short, 1 block street, so there soon were a lot of colorful paper flowers overflowing the rooms in their homes. I'm guessing that most of you are far too young to know a time when tissues (Kleenex, Puffs, etc) came in various colors including blue, green, yellow, and pink. So, until they were discontinued due to concerns that the dyes were causing major health problems, we utilized those tissues to make gorgeous flowers. We also used scraps of tissue paper, wrapping papers, gum wrappers, and fabric bits to make our flowers. Reading this book reminded me how much I enjoyed the craft and look forward to trying out the author's well illustrated and clearly written instructions to make, and to teach my granddaughter, a new style of paper flowers. I highly recommend this book for all!

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