Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding, and what better subject to fold than flowers, which brighten up even the darkest days. This stunning book will provide hours of enjoyment, creating pretty flower designs that can be used for home decor, greetings cards and gifts – or simply just for the fun of folding.
The book starts with ten easy step-by-step tutorials showing you how to fold a range of gorgeous stylised paper flowers and leaves, comprising: Cherry blossom, Rose, Carnation, Flower of wisdom, Spring flower, Tulip, Lily, Lotus flower, Pleated leaves and Stem. Each tutorial includes written instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams which show you exactly how to fold the paper to achieve a perfect result every time.
Once you have mastered the flowers, you’ll find 400 pages of coloured and patterned square paper sheets that are perforated allowing you to easily remove them and start folding. The rainbow of papers goes from pale pink through to darker pink, then red, yellow, green, teal and blue, meaning you will always have just the right shade to hand. As well as the solid colours, gorgeous illustrated patterns interspersed throughout will give you opportunities to create more colourful flowers, or can be used in your other origami and papercraft projects too.
Origami is a relaxing and mindful activity that has proven benefits to mental wellbeing, as does being surrounded by nature, so the fusion of these two subjects is a pure delight. You can create easy paper flowers from this book without getting too hung up on realism or perfection – just enjoy the act of folding and making something beautiful.