Create your own beautiful blooms from paper! Have you ever wished you could afford to fill your home with flowers all year around? Now you can. Papercraft expert Denise Brown has designed 35 exquisite projects using techniques such as simple origami, layered decoupage, papier mache and quilling. The papers she uses range from everyday giftwrap, colourful pages torn from glossy magazines, paper napkins and tissue paper to handmade paper, parchment paper and crinkly crepe paper. You can display the flowers in vases, create bouquets and posies to give as gifts, use them to decorate gift boxes and greetings cards, or create wall hangings and window displays. There are delicate sprays of springtime catkins and oversized pompom flowers, cheerful daisies sitting in a field of paper grass, a wreath made from ferns and leaves, and spectacular water lilies created from tracing paper coloured with chalk. Whether your taste is for garden favourites, such as daffodils and sweet peas, wild flowers, such as poppies and thistles,or classic beauties, such as lilies and roses, here you will find the perfect project.
Denise Brown studied graphic design and began her career in book design and packaging, before becoming creative director of her own company. Crafting has always been one of her passions and she now teaches a range of crafts, including papercrafts, drawing and painting. Denise is the author of Paper Jewelry and 101 Things To Do with An Envelope, both published by CICO Books.