An inspirational book showing you how to create realistic, everlasting paper flowers and foliage for use in stunning bouquets, buttonholes and table displays. Clear step-by-step photographs and instructions will guide you in making 25 delicate paper blooms for focal pieces, accents, or for height and texture. The flowers include both dramatic and romantic species, such as rose, peony, anemone, cosmos, lisianthus, phlox, baby’s breath, magnolia and foxglove.
As well as comprehensive chapters on tools, materials and techniques, including paper manipulation and colouring, there is a fascinating section on the fine art principles of flower arranging. This includes colour scheme considerations, scale, positive/negative space, and how to create movement, texture, depth, shape, form and line. Finally, there are instructions on making a range of exquisite bouquets, plus guidance on the aftercare and handling of the finished pieces.
Jessie Chui is a self-taught paper floral artist, as well as a lawyer and teacher. She has a business called Crafted to Bloom, which provides bespoke paper florals and floral arrangements and also offers workshops, private lessons and online learning. She has been featured on various blogs and in magazines, including 100 Layer Cake, Lia Griffith’s Artist Interview Series, The Paper Place and Wedluxe Magazine, to name a few. Jessie lives in Canada in the Greater Toronto Area.