Uncommon Paper Flowers (Hardcover)

Extraordinary Botanicals and How to Craft Them

By Kate Alarcón

Chronicle Books, 9781452176932, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 15, 2019

List Price: 25.00*
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This visually magnificent book unveils the alluring world of uncommon botanicals, including a prickly cactus that played a storied role in the founding of an ancient city, a tiny pink mushroom that glows green in the dark, and a magnificent blue cactus with rows of golden spines. Celebrated paper designer Kate Alarcón reveals the rich histories and unique characteristics behind 30 remarkable plants alongside instructions for crafting stunning paper versions of each one. These eye-catching creations make perfect wedding centerpieces, beautiful arrangements (that never wilt!) to brighten a home, and cheerful gifts for any occasion. Brimming with fascinating botanical trivia, vivid photography, and essential design techniques, this is a breathtaking resource for flower lovers, crafters, and anyone fascinated by the mysteries of the natural world.

About the Author

Kate Alarcón is known for her signature designs of uncommon paper botanicals. She teaches paper flower crafting courses through her company, The Cobra Lily. She lives in Seattle.