The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers

The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers : A Guide to Making Unbelievably Realistic Paper Blooms

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Livia is best known for creating high style, gorgeous and unbelievably realistic paper flowers and in The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers, she will share her until-now secret techniques for 27 of her most popular flowers, including peonies, poppies, roses, hibiscus and camellias, all made with tissue and crepe paper. She will then show readers how to combine the flowers to make 21 projects, such as garlands, tabletop arrangements, cake toppers, bouquets, wreaths, boutonnieres and hair clips. The projects are perfect for home decor, gifts, accessorising and entertaining. It's surprisingly easy and fast to create flowers by hand and the only supplies needed are tissue or crepe paper, scissors, glue, floral tape, wire and sometimes basic household bleach. The step-by-step photos incorporated throughout ensure that crafters of all levels can succeed in making any of these realistic blooms.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 214 x 250 x 16mm | 739.99g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 300 full-color photographs (50 beauty and 250 how-to)
  • 1617691003
  • 9781617691003
  • 20,488

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"Livia Cetti is a modern guru of flower arranging and paper flower design, and her new book is a fabulous manual for trying your hand at homemade blooms. Cetti also includes project ideas such as a mobile and a wreath, both of which would add over-the-top charm to a nursery."--Mint Design Blog "These everlasting blooms are fun to make and add a romantic touch to your decor."--Cottages & Bungalows "A way to decorate your home with everlasting blooms."--Gardenista "Visually stunning . . . would make a great gift for brides-to-be and prom-goers looking to add handmade touches to their special day."--Michigan Live "Page after page of paper blossoms you're sure to fall in love with."--Martha Stewart Living "The author's creations are astonishing."--Library Journal "Cetti can take tissue paper and turn it into lush, romantic works of art. The photos are stunning . . . each is truly exquisite. Well named!"--BeautifulNow "You'll be amazed at how realistic these flowers look."--Craft Ideas "Her faux posies are as realistic as they are witty. And not only do these paper bouquets cost next to nothing--brides really love their bottom line--they last practically forever."--"D cor Score," "You don't need a green thumb to create these blooms." "If you're even the slightest bit crafty, you can make paper flowers (the newest gardening phenom!) blossom. . . . Want to give paper gardening a go? Grab a copy of [Cetti's] new book and find out surprisingly how easy and fast it is to create flowers by hand."--House Beautiful "[This] book is so beautiful and inspiring and I really think everyone should get it for Mother's Day."--Kevin Sharkey, Martha Stewart "The section on leaves is a revelation . . . ideal for paper crafters who want to expand their repertoire with genuine floristry skills."--The Paper Craft Post "Flip to any page and you'll find something beautiful . . . the instructions are well written."--Paper Creations Magazine "Since flower arrangements only last a couple of days, try making paper blooms instead. New York's own Livia Cetti just released The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers to show you the ropes. No green thumb required."--PureWow "Cetti's new book, The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers, will reveal the tricks of her trade."--Vogue "Livia Cetti is the Beyonc of paper flowers. She's the current reigning paper craft queen."--InStyle
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About Livia Cetti

Livia Cetti has been a contributing editor at Martha Stewart Weddings since 2002 and she started her own florist and paper flower company, The Green Vase, in 2005. She is currently the style director at Brides magazine. Her work has been featured on eight covers of Martha Stewart Weddings as well as in the magazines InStyle, Food and Wine, Elle and Brides, among many others. Her corporate clients include Anthropologie, Kate Spade and Bergdorf Goodman.
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