Try your hand at paper craft and see what masterpieces you can create with detailed instructions from papercrafter, Kelsey Elam. Her book, 100 simple Paper Flowers, is exactly what it says on the tin, a guide to making your own flowers using simple techniques including cutting, glueing, dyeing, scrunching, pinching and cupping. Much like Kelsey, who started papercrafting to make personal gifts for friends and family, you can make arrangements, individual flowers or even bigger projects of your own doing using the techniques within the book, and develop your skills from the first fold.
Make one of the 100 flower designs within the book, each one details what you’ll need and which techniques you’ll need to master to bring it to life. All templates are provided and the methods are described in detail for even the novice craftsperson. With 100 Simple Paper Flowers you could be creating carnations, sweet peas, poppies, wild roses, daffodils or even pussy willow in no time, ready to decorate your home or gift to others to brighten their windowsill.
100 Simple Paper Flowers By Kelsey Elam, published by Ivy Press, is available to buy from all good book shops and www.ivypress.co.uk, RRP £14.99.
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