Crepe Paper Blooms, Bugs and Butterflies
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Crepe Paper Blooms, Bugs and Butterflies : Over 20 colourful paper projects from Miss Petal & Bloom

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Step into the vibrant world of Crepe Paper Blooms, Bugs and Butterflies with Miss Petal & Bloom, a.k.a. Eileen Lim.


In this beautifully illustrated guidebook, internationally acclaimed artist Eileen reveals her secrets to crafting whimsical blooms and insects using 180gsm Italian crepe paper. To begin, the materials and basic techniques are broken down in detail, making this a perfect book for beginners.


In the Blooms chapter, you'll learn how to create a host of flowers that will never wilt, including a sunflower, a rose, two kinds of peonies, a dahlia, a ranunculus, oriental poppies, anemones, hydrangeas and a magnificent king protea. Eileen also demonstrates simple ways to transform your handmade flowers into lovely bouquets - perfect as gifts for your loved ones.


In the Bugs and Butterflies chapters, you'll be introduced to a collection of quirky crepe paper insects, such as two spectacular moths, two butterflies, colourful beetles, a dragonfly and a chubby little bumblebee, plus a fun range of display ideas.


Finally, in the Potted Plants chapter, Eileen shares techniques for making a variety of plants, as well as tips on how to pot them. These include daffodils, irises, orchids, delphiniums, tulips, foxgloves and gorgeous succulents that you'll never need to water.


With step-by-step photos for all projects, accompanied by full-size templates, you'll be inspired to give this addictive craft a go, and create beautiful paper blooms, bugs and butterflies for all occasions.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 216 x 280 x 9.91mm | 544.31g
  • Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 451 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1446309177
  • 9781446309179
  • 13,427

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION 04
TOOLS AND MATERIALS 06
BASIC TECHNIQUES 10

BLOOMS 16
Sunflower ..........................................18
Rose.................................................. 22
Simple Peony .................................26
Coral Charm Peony .......................30
Ranunculus ......................................34
Dahlia ...............................................38
Oriental Poppy ...............................42
Anemone .........................................46
Hydrangea .......................................50
King Protea ......................................54
Bouquet Ideas .................................58

BUGS AND BUTTERFLIES 60
Butterflies .........................................62
Bees ..................................................68
Beetles.............................................. 72
Io Moths ..........................................76
Atlas Moths .................................... 80
Dragonflies ......................................84
Display Ideas ...................................88

POTTED PLANTS 90
Daffodils and Irises ........................92
Orchids ............................................98
Delphiniums .................................. 102
Tulips ..............................................106
Foxgloves ........................................110
Succulents ...................................... 114
How to Pot Your Plants ................ 118

TEMPLATES 120
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 126
ABOUT THE AUTHOR 126
INDEX 127
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About Eileen Lim

Eileen Lim is the cheerful paper artist behind her colourful online moniker 'Miss Petal & Bloom'. Based in Singapore, she is one of the leading crepe paper florists internationally with an Instagram following of over 34k. As a full-time crepe paper artist, she has crafted blooms for brands such as Bvlgari Parfums, Jo Malone, The Body Shop, Keds, Coach, Olivia Burton and many more. She has also worked as a set designer for Harper's Bazaar Singapore. Eileen is fully self-taught and hopes to spread the joy of crepe paper blooms to anyone with a passion for crafting! This is her first book.
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