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Bold & Beautiful Paper Flowers: More Than 50 Easy Paper Blooms and Gorgeous Arrangements You Can Make at Home
Paperback – October 24, 2017
by Chantal Larocque
Through her popular Etsy shop, Paper & Peony, Chantal Laroque creates custom paper flower arrangements for events, weddings and everyday, all infused with her signature bold style and fun colors. Now, with this book readers can learn how to make her flowers and favorite arrangements step by step using easy-to-find supplies and common cardstock. Chantal’s use of cardstock instead of the more common tissue or crepe paper gives the flowers a unique bold and full appearance that stands out. With this simple trick, no fancy tools or difficult-to-work-with papers are required, as in other paper flower books on the market. Readers will be amazed at how quick and easy it is to craft these stunning flowers and arrangements.
Not only do readers learn how to make each bloom step by step, they also learn to use a variety of those blooms for stunning statement arrangements. The photos showing each step reveal Chantal’s secret techniques that give a life-like look to the flowers. Templates are provided at the back of the book for readers to trace onto their cardstock and cut out the petals and leaves. With this helpful and inspiring guide, readers will love creating bold and colorful flower arrangements that last forever.
“I can’t get enough of Chantal’s beautiful floral compositons; this books is a total gem. She takes the art of paper flower making to another level. Having the opportunity to learn from Chantal is treat!”
– Janette Ewen, Lifestyle expert, co-host of Inside the Box with Ty Pennington, co-owner of Parker Barrow design
“As a wedding blogger, this is a must read. ‘Bold & Beautiful Paper Flowers’ will be my go-to guide for many years to come. Chantal’s signature paper flowers make incredible accents for wedding ceremonies and receptions – even home and office décor. The author was able to take an everyday item like paper and transform it into breathtaking flowers that will brighten up any space! This book is a brilliant tutorial. I highly recommend Chantal’s work to all of my colleagues.” – Emma Arendoski, CEO of EmmalineBride.com
“Chantal’s passion for paper craft, love of floristry and keen eye for colour and texture is evident in this stunning step by step book. As an avid lover of art and craft, I have a strong appreciation for what Chantal has created - this book is a valuable resource to inspire even the most novice paper crafter to discover their abilities in creating unique floral works of art that will last forever to cherish as timeless keepsakes.” – Cristina Re
Chantal’s unparalleled skill and artistry is in full bloom in the pages of Bold & Beautiful Paper Flowers. A giant bouquet of fun, festive, and chic creativity, this lovely book takes the art of paper-flower making to an entirely new level of imagination and style.
– Carla McDonald, founder and editor in chief, The Salonniere
"Chantals work is like magic. She is a modern day RUMPELSTILTSKIN turning paper into gold and golden designs of mystical flowers!”
– Tiffany Pratt
“Unleashed ambassador, Chantal Larocque knows a thing or two about the power of a green thumb. Bursting with color from cover to cover, 'Bold & Beautiful Paper Flowers' satisfies even the most advanced crafters desire for creative inspiration. This book will quickly become your favorite resource when looking for decorate your home or next event with paper blooms.”
– Kara Ross - Founder of Unleashed World