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Paper blooms : 25 extraordinary flowers to make for weddings, celebrations & more
Rudell, Jeffery, author.
Personal Author:
First Edition.
Publication Information:
Asheville : Lark Crafts, [2013]
Physical Description:
132 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Craft 25 sophisticated flower designs that can be used as home, party, and wedding decorations with a fresh, contemporary style. These unique decorations have been created by accomplished paper artist Jeffery Rudell, whose work has been feature at Tiffany & Co. (Fifth Avenue) and The New York Botanical Garden, as well as in the pages of Elle Decor, Brides, and Good Housekeeping magazines. Full-size patterns and hundreds of step-by-step photos make it easy for you to construct the components: the various stems, petals, and foliage. You can easily change the look of the flowers simply by using different materials such as tissue, origami, rice, vellum and handmade paper. Photo inspiration pages will give you ideas for the many ways the flowers can be used, from cheerful cupcake toppers to pretty place cards.--COVER.
General Note:
Includes index.
The simple basics of making paper flowers -- The flowers. Using strips of paper ; Using paper punches ; Using hand-cut shapes -- Inspiration -- Templates.
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"Rudell's guidance is thoughtful and encouraging, and the projects . . . are striking. . . . solid inspiration and excellent instruction." -- Library Journal

Make a garden of paper flowers bloom!

These 20 sophisticated flower designs come from the creative mind of Jeffery Rudell, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. and The New York Botanical Garden to Good Housekeeping magazine. Just follow the gorgeous step-by-step photos and simply cut, fold, and crumple to create these extraordinary blossoms, which feature a variety of papers such as tissue, vellum, and glassine. Pretty and modern, these easy-to-do projects are perfect for weddings, holidays, and other celebrations, and make great centerpieces, garlands, bouquets, card decorations, and more.

Author Notes

Jeffery Rudell is an accomplished and versatile paper artist whose work has been featured at Tiffany & Co. (Fifth Avenue), Mish New York, The New York Botanical Garden, and in the pages of Elle Decor , Brides , Receptions , and Good Housekeeping magazines. He is also a frequent contributor to the popular website In 2005 he was a candidate on the NBC television show, The Apprentice: Martha Stewart , and he has appeared in an Etsy How-Tuesday video demonstrating one of his signature paper flower projects ( Jeffery is also a writer and storyteller whose work has been performed at the New York Public Library, The Players Club, on the National Storytelling Tour, and The Moth Podcast. He lives in New York, NY.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

*Starred Review* What could be easier than paper and glue? But Rudell proves that beauty in fashioning fake flowers takes time and patience. His latest book hands us the how-to's for creating 25 fanciful blooms for any occasion. Be aware that many resemble Mother Nature in shape and size only; the rest are truly up to individual creativity (plus the array of paper stock that's readily available). Therefore, English Roses are composed of patterned pink and red papers, while his white flower is 100 percent fantasy, not rooted in any global garden. Rudell takes pity on the fumble-fingered and craft novice. Every pattern features elegant, step-by-step captioned color photographs; a list of specific tools and materials; occasional tips; and, of course, the glorious finished product. Designs are deliberately presented by level of (unmarked) difficulty, from the ranunculus to the hearty sunflower. Maintaining a garden was never so easy.--Jacobs, Barbara Copyright 2010 Booklist

Publisher's Weekly Review

The thought of paper flowers may conjure images of previous times when young women made them from sheets in the teacher's facial tissues box. Rudell, whose work has been featured at Tiffany's and the New York Botanical Garden, as well as in Elle Decor, Brides, and Good Housekeeping, has assembled a garden's worth of blooms made of tissue, rice paper, vellum, and handmade paper. The tools (multi-blade scissors, needle-nose pliers, wire cutters, and glue guns, pens, and tubes) are described in depth before each suggested project, ranging from simple to complex. Color photos of the multiple steps in each project guide the way down the garden path to mums, marigolds, and poinsettias. This is a realistic and aesthetically pleasing guide for groups attempting marriage decor en masse or for the individual attempting posy place cards for 10 or a special 3-D birthday greeting to drop in a friend's mail slot. Helpful templates included. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Library Journal Review

Paper artist Rudell provides step-by-step directions for crafting realistic flowers out of paper and paper products. The combinations of colorful paper with commonplace materials such as corrugated cardboard or coffee filters may be surprising, but they're also effective. The coffee-filter carnations look more like a flower than a receptacle for coffee grounds, and corrugated cardboard is a solid stand-in for the center of a sunflower. Rudell's guidance is thoughtful and encouraging, and the projects, which incorporate a variety of techniques such as quilling, paper cutting, and simple wirework, are striking. VERDICT Wedding crafters and handmade-decor fans will find solid inspiration and excellent instruction in this collection. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.