Blooming Paper: How to Handcraft Paper Flowers and Botanicals

Laura Reed

Available October 2021

$27.99


Learn to create bold, modern paper flowers from an award-winning professional in the field. Perfect for makers ready to try something new, and for stylists, event planners, and display designers. Paper flower making is an accessible craft that uses simple tools and humble materials. Professional Laura Reed, experienced in creating amazing display windows featuring paper botanicals, offers a straightforward, methodical approach suitable for beginners and more-advanced enthusiasts. Starting with basic techniques, enjoy 7 projects that take you through the mindful processes of petal forming through to designing full paper flower projects. The designs are bold and modern. Starting with the basics, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the foundations of paper flower design and construction. Step-by-step tutorials help you make a wide range of flowers, and flowing on from that are 7 guided projects. Readers are encouraged to get creative and apply their own ideas throughout. The book concludes with a photo gallery of projects to inspire. All templates are provided. The eco-friendly side can’t be ignored; these flowers last a lifetime, unlike their fresh counterparts. Any waste material is recyclable, and you may also choose to use eco-friendly/recycled papers. By the end of the book, you will not only know how to make a range of flowers but also understand how to design your own blooms and use them in projects. You’ll confidently choose suitable materials, tools, and techniques to produce successful finished pieces. Along with the 7 projects, you’ll also learn to make these flowers: Poppy | Daisy | Peony | Tulip | Lily | Carnation | Foliage | Dahlia | Ranunculus | Rose | Daffodil | Freesia | Sunflower | Eucalyptus.

Size: 8 1/2" x 10" | 400 color images | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764362088

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Professional designer-maker Laura Reed has been teaching paper flower workshops for several years. Her engineering of amazing paper designs covers a wide range of subjects from chandeliers to owls, but she is especially known for her botanical designs. Her paper creations have been seen in visual merchandising by Duo Boots, Crabtree & Evelyn, Lancaster Paris, and others. laurareeddesign.co.uk