Paper Flower Craft
The Art of Paper Flowers ~ Book Review and Excerpt
Creative Publishing International sent me this book to review and I must say this is definitely an easy to read instructional book for paper flowers. The book is step by step picture and written instructional that is simple to read and easy to follow. The projects inside this book will be great for decorating your home or gift boxes. My daughter and I have made several of the Poinsettia flowers to decorate her room and it looks so festive and fresh. You must try this beautiful paper flower craft courtesy of Creative Publishing International posted below. Once you see how much you like doing paper crafts, you can purchase the book by clicking the secure Amazon link below! Here are some details about the book itself:
Title: The Art of Paper Flowers
Author: Bobby Pearce
Format: Hardbound, 192 Pages
Publisher: Creative Publishing International, an imprint of Quarto Group USA, Inc.
Size: 8.25” x 10.25”
Published: August 15, 2016
Price: $26.99 (original price)
Bobby Pearce has designed a fabulous paper flower book for us to enjoy! The Art of Paper Flowers, published by Creative Publishing International, is a great resource that will teach you how to make paper flowers to fit your unique style.
The Art of Paper Flowers is packed with great details on how to make “3 D” paper flowers. There are material lists, step by step instructions, and full size patterns, to complete 35 beautiful flowers. Some of the beautiful flowers included are roses, orchids, tulips, and many more .., completely made of paper. The beautiful color photos for reference are a great asset and benefit when deciding which flowers to make. The author, Bobby Pearce, has included original paper folding instructions for each flower.
Once you have mastered the skill of paper manipulation, achieved seamless gluing and coloring practices you will be making beautiful realistic looking flowers for any occasion. Whether you’re creating gifts, decorations for an event, or home décor, The Art of Paper Flowers will have you arranging stunning flowers in no time!
At the beginning of The Art of Paper Flowers you will find:
Parts of the Flower
The Flowers – Range from page 22 through page 158
About the Author
Below are some of my favorite flower patterns:
Sweetheart Rosebud page 26
Sunflower page 60
Hyacinth page 74
Poinsettia page 102
Excerpt provided by: published by Creative Publishing International
- red paper
- green paper
- thin wire (32 gauge)
- stem wire (18 gauge)
- poinsettia stamen
- green floral tape
- paper crimper
Trace the Poinsettia patterns on page 180, and cut out the designated number of pieces for each pattern.
Poinsettias are native to Mexico. Legend has it that a poor Mexican girl on her way to church on Christmas Eve was crying because she had no gift to offer baby Jesus. An angel appeared to the girl and told her to gather weeds from the side of the road. By the time the girl arrived at the church, the weeds had turned to poinsettia flowers. The red petals of the poinsettia are really bracts—the upper leaves of the plant. The actual poinsettia flower is the center green or yellow part. But to prevent confusion, we will refer to the red bracts as the petals and to the center part as the stamen.
- Fold all the petal and leaf pieces in half, and then crimp them on the diagonal.
- Unfold all of the pieces, and glue a thin wire along the back spine of each, leaving 3″ (7.6 cm) of wire extending off the bottom.
- Create the center of the flower by tying a handful of yellow stamens to the stem wire.
- Surround the center with petals in the following order: #1, #2, #3, #1, #3, #2, #1, #2, #1, #3. Place these side by side against the center, and hold them in place with a layer of floral tape.
- Bend the petals open and shape them.
- Wrap the stem wire with floral tape, stretching and slightly overlapping the tape as you continue down the stem.
- Slip in the leaves approximately 3″ (7.6 cm) below the flower and hold them in place with floral tape.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It makes for a great addition to any crafting library.