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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 21 March 2017
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782214267
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 190x235 mm
  • Illustrations: 330
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: £9.99
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Paper Folded Flowers

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All the skills you need to make 21 beautiful projects by Elizabeth Moad

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Book Description

Twenty-one floral-themed paper-folding projects for keen papercrafters.

With step-by-step photographic guidance, Elizabeth Moad shows you how to make simple, yet effective, paper flower embellishments, from greeting card adornments to floral bunting and decorations that will brighten any home.

Learn how to apply simple folding techniques such as kirigami and teabag folding to create beautiful blooms for any occasion. There are twenty-one projects in all, ranging from straightforward concertina-fold flowers to elaborate and elegant paper roses.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION 6
PAPER 8
YOUR BASIC TOOLKIT 10
OPTIONAL EXTRAS 12
TECHNIQUES 14
PROJECTS 18
Occasions:
Greeting card 18
Get-well gift bag 32
Gingham rosette card 22
New baby gift bag 34
Valentines Day card 26
Springtime gift box 28
Mothers Day card 38
Décor:
Orchid arrangement 42
Framed flower 46
Kirigami garland 48
Concertina flowers 50
Bunting 54
Rose bouquet 58
Christmas wreath 62
Everyday:
Thank you card 66
Upcycled book flower 68
Yellow floral note block 70
Pinwheel napkin rings 74
Floral pencil pot 78
Purple flower card 80
Raised flower card 84
TEMPLATES 88
INDEX 96

About the Author

About Elizabeth Moad

Elizabeth Moad is a busy papercrafter, workshop tutor and author. In 2001 Elizabeth left her job in Cambridge and returned to full time study at Norwich School of Art and Design to complete a fine art degree, specialising in print making. During this study Elizabeth developed a passion for all papercrafts. Now accomplished in many crafting techniques, Elizabeth is widely known for her talent in many different papercrafts such as quilling, folding, stamping and collage. She is a regular contributor to UK magazine Crafts Beautiful with monthly paper quilling master classes and also contributes monthly to PaperCrafter! magazine as part of the ask the experts panel. Elizabeth has run craft workshops since 2006 and enjoys teaching regular groups in her home county of Suffolk. Since 2003 Elizabeth has published 7 titles.

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Use all kinds of paper to make flower inspired projects to adorn various different items from cards and gift boxes to a wreath and bunting.  Have a go at basic origami, kirigami, fringing, pleating and more to make a variety of pretty and contemporary looking projects sure to brighten up any occasion.  You wont need many existing skills to do any of this but it does help if you are the owner of a die cutting machine with the relevant dies plus a good selection of craft punches.  This would tend to skew it towards an existing papercrafter but despite the simplicity of many of the projects the techniques are interesting enough to appeal to a wide range of tastes and abilities.  From free standing flowers for vases to modern interpretations of flowers, rosettes, pinwheels and more professional results are guaranteed with the excellent instructions.  In true Search Press style each of the twenty-one projects has staged photographs, a list of what you need including measurements in imperial and metric plus a large photograph of the finished item.  There is also usually another picture showing an alternative use or a mini version decorates a matching gift tag.  There is not much introduction to all this apart from a basic list of what tools you need and some information about paper (weights, how to store correctly, criteria for choice etc) and all specific techniques are explained in the relevant projects.  Although most items are made using new sheets of craft paper there are some ideas for recycling such as using paper from tatty old books or out of date maps.  Also many projects only use a small amount of paper so are ideal for your scraps.  If you like papercrafts you ought to enjoy this one.


Jeanie Cole

I love this little book - beautifully presented and illustrated. So much can be achieved from the excellently photographed instructions - enabling the crafter to make large or small projects alike simply by combining the designs. This book would be an excellent introduction for someone just starting the craft of paper folding. The instructions are precise and easy to follow and everything is laid out on each design page so that you don't have to keep skipping to other pages to gather all information to complete the project. A great value for money book that shares a wealth of professional knowledge in a way that both a novice or more advanced crafter could enjoy


Samantha Williams Haggett

Great book! Lots of lovely ideas, pictures and clear step by step instructions. Projects suitable for both beginners and experienced craters. Packed with tips and inspiration! I love it!


Tina Youell

Lovely book full of new ideas. easy to follow instructions with good picture diagrams. great value for money and a must for any keen crafters has lots of different ideas for all occasions.


The Papercraft Post

This fun new title by talented papercraft designer Elizabeth Moad focuses on simple but effective techniques for creating dimensional flowers. Paper flowers are always popular, and this book covers a variety of styles, particularly teabag folding looks (Gingham Rosette Card, Yellow Flower Notebook).

A pleasant aspect of the book is that each flower is conceived as the embellishment for a project so there is always a goal in sight.

A notable feature of the book is that same-size pattern templates, where needed, are given on-page with the project, rather than having to consult a back-of-book reduced-size template section, which is the usual craft book approach. Everything is geared towards providing a hassle-free papercrafting experience. Clear step-by-steps (photo/text) accompany each project.

Many of the projects involve using simple embellishment techniques such as tone-on-tone rubber stamping in the Décor Orchid Arrangement to lift the design to another level and add more variety to the creative process. Creating an ombre effect with a mini ink pad is another winning technique.

The Concertina Flowers and Christmas Wreath made of pleated rosettes show good use of a scoring board and creasing tool to create fashionable pleated projects. 

This title would make a super gift for a newbie papercrafter.

This book has a companion volume, Paper Quilling, also by Elizabeth Moad (and also from Search Press) which I am looking forward to featuring soon. Quilling is Elizabth Moads particular area of expertise so we should be in for a treat.

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