In this book, paper artist Emiko Yamamoto presents her secrets for making realistic blossoms, leaves and stems from inexpensive colored paper sheets. Her flexible cut, curl and paste method makes it easy to create an amazing variety of different flowers and to tailor your creations to specific settings, occasions and color palettes.
This how-to guide has all the information you need:
Descriptions of the necessary materials and tools
Actual-size templates that you trace
Step-by-step instructions for cutting out the petals and leaves, giving the paper realistic curls and creases, and putting all the pieces together with simple dabs of glue
With just scissors, a few sheets of colorful Tant origami paper and craft glue, you can create breathtaking, inexpensive paper flowers. The chapters are divided into Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, so your paper bouquet will always be in season!
A Beginner's Guide to Paper Wildflowers features more than 40 distinct flowers, including:
- Grape Hyacinth
- Wild Tulip
- Climbing Rose
- And more!
Show off the finished pieces in a shadow box, make special handmade cards, fill vases full of flowers that will never wilt, or decorate things like place settings and gift toppers.
About the Author
Emiko Yamamoto is a graduate of Nagoya University of the Arts, where she first exhibited paper artworks. Her experience there sparked an abiding love of creating beautiful three-dimensional art with paper. Emiko's paper creations have been featured in many exhibitions, and she is often commissioned to create paper art for advertisements and magazines. She is continually developing new forms of expression using paper, including work with paper illustrations and displays. Emiko is president of the Paper Decoration Association in Japan, where she lives and hosts paper crafting workshops. She is the author of several Japanese books on the subject of paper cutting art, as well as Tuttle Publishing's English edition of Paper Flower Note Cards.