Creating Realistic Blossoms from Ordinary Papers
When Trista told me we would be reviewing The Art of Paper Flowers, I could hardly wait for it to get here! I even pulled my origami papers out of the closet! I have the heart of an artist, and I love to create. From my oldest four children, to the tiny pictures that I doodle, to my crochet, creating gives me my biggest source of accomplishment. My father was an artist, so I suppose I get it from him.
Making Paper Flowers
I opened this book to find all the information I would need to make life-like flowers from ordinary paper. There are 35 different flowers to choose from; that’s a lot of different types of flowers for one book. It makes me happy because I know I’ll be able to make a huge bouquet of beautiful paper flowers. It also gives me confidence that once I am comfortable making the ones in the book, I’ll have all the techniques down to make some of my own, with out instructions!
The pictures in the book help to show you how to make each flower. I love this, because I tend to be a visual learner. Sometimes directions can be hard to follow, but if there is a picture I can generally get the idea. These pictures make it simple to understand the directions. The back of the book is full of patterns of leaves and petals to make the flowers. The list of materials is manageable, and although some of the techniques may take a little mastering, they are easily learned.
Christmas has me crazy busy, and I haven’t had the time to actually try my hand at making any of the beautiful flowers in the book. I will be getting in to this book shortly after the first of the year though, and I promise to share the results with you here. I am really eager to make a huge bouquet of different paper flowers.