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

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

by Livia Cetti
     
 

The country’s premiere paper-flower artist, Livia Cetti is known for her high-style, gorgeous tissue and crepe-paper flowers—many of which are often mistaken for real flowers. The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers is Cetti’s comprehensive how-to manual showcasing her until-now secret techniques for creating 27 popular blooms, including peonies

Overview

The country’s premiere paper-flower artist, Livia Cetti is known for her high-style, gorgeous tissue and crepe-paper flowers—many of which are often mistaken for real flowers. The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers is Cetti’s comprehensive how-to manual showcasing her until-now secret techniques for creating 27 popular blooms, including peonies, poppies, roses, and hibiscus. Clear instructions and stunning step-by-step photographs show crafters of all levels how to make individual flowers as well as how to combine blooms to form 20 exquisite garlands, centerpieces, wreaths, corsages, and boutonnieres.

Editorial Reviews

Mint Design Blog
“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.”
Cottages & Bungalows
“These everlasting blooms are fun to make and add a romantic touch to your decor.”
InStyle
“Livia Cetti is the Beyoncé of paper flowers. She’s the current reigning paper craft queen.”
Gardenista
“A way to decorate your home with everlasting blooms.”
Michigan Live
“Visually stunning . . . would make a great gift for brides-to-be and prom-goers looking to add handmade touches to their special day.”
Martha Stewart Living

“Page after page of paper blossoms you’re sure to fall in love with.”
Vogue
“Cetti’s new book, The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers, will reveal the tricks of her trade.”
PureWow
“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.”
BeautifulNow
“Cetti can take tissue paper and turn it into lush, romantic works of art. The photos are stunning . . . each is truly exquisite. Well named!”
Craft Ideas
“You’ll be amazed at how realistic these flowers look.“
glo.MSN.com
“You don’t need a green thumb to create these blooms.”
House Beautiful
“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.”
Martha Stewart Kevin Sharkey
“[This] book is so beautiful and inspiring and I really think everyone should get it for Mother’s Day.”
The Paper Craft Post
“The section on leaves is a revelation . . . ideal for paper crafters who want to expand their repertoire with genuine floristry skills.”
Paper Creations Magazine
“Flip to any page and you’ll find something beautiful . . . the instructions are well written.”
Martha Stewart Living Magazine Editors
“Page after page of paper blossoms you’re sure to fall in love with.”
” Creators.com “Décor Score
“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.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617691003
Publisher:
STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
102,051
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Livia Cetti is the owner of The Green Vase, a florist and paper-flower company; the style director at Brides magazine; and a contributing editor at Martha Stewart Weddings. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle, Food and Wine, Real Simple, Elle, New York, and Brides, among many other publications.

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