Origami flowers

Soonboke Smith

Book - 2005

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New York : Sterling Pub c2005.
Item Description
"A Sterling/Chapelle Book."
Physical Description
128 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Main Author
Soonboke Smith (-)
  • General instructions
  • Blooming petals
  • Giving thanks
  • Poppies forever
  • Purple stars
  • Perfect peonies
  • Crazy cosmos
  • Star flower
  • Pinwheel daisies
  • Sweet carnations
  • Flower fireworks
  • Cute clovers
  • Blooming flowers
  • Elegant irises
  • Lovely lilies
  • Beautiful blossoms
  • Charming anemonies
  • Color spots
  • Pretty petals
  • Spring tulips
  • Delicate bellflowers
  • Vivid violets
  • Morning glories
  • Periwinkle patch
  • Periwinkle adaptation
  • Starburst dahlias
  • Orange twinkles
  • Enchanting posies
  • Blooming starfish
  • Cyclamen flowers
  • Cyclamen buds
  • Petunia kaleidoscope
  • Morning glories II
  • Potted pansies
  • Rose bouquet
  • Sunshine lilies
  • Metric conversion chart.
Review by Booklist Reviews

In her second origami book (the first being, naturally, Origami for the First Time, 2003), Smith takes liberties with the centuries-old art form, artistic licenses with which some purists might argue. First is the reliance on the glue stick to adhere, affix, and otherwise attach flower petals and stems. Second is the lack of insistence on using specially prepared origami papers (illustrations shown seem to even advocate using paper U.S. monies as a base). The thirtysomething floral patterns run the gamut from realistic to imaginary; cyclamens could readily fool the eye, while orange twinkles are clearly cleverly folded paper imitating nature. Instructions, too, sometimes demand a second or third read, even though all explanations are captured in sequential color photographs. Yet for those wishing to experiment, flowers that never wilt might just be a good alternative to the real thing. Metric conversion chart appended. ((Reviewed May 15, 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

Origami flowers are utterly charming and unlike any other artificial flowers. Smith (Origami for the First Time) draws on her Korean heritage for these lovely ones made from patterned and shaded colored origami papers. Each garden flower project includes step-by-step instructions for the necessary folds to form the blossom and lists additional materials-e.g., floral wire, stamens-needed for completion. The finished products are photographed as part of floral arrangements in wreaths and containers. An excellent book for all general crafts collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Soonboke Smith, whose lucid and lovely Origami for the First Time® explained all the basics of the craft, now shows how to use simple techniques to create lavish bouquets of paper flowers. With detailed, lushly photographed instructions for making more than thirty projects, the possibilities for origami floral arrangements are virtually endless. Make poppies, purple stars, perfect peonies, irises, lilies, pinwheel daisies, charming anemones, carnations, morning glories, and tulips, plus pretty petals and beautiful blossoms. Color photos present the finished products on display in pots, vases, baskets, and other containers--just like the real thing. Of course, all the fundamental folds and forms are covered, as there's advice on choosing papers, so important to the flower's final effect. A Selection of the Crafters Choice Book Club.