Check out this super cool tutorial from the new book
that shows you how to make paper flowers from recycled book pages and a stick.
This is so pretty I thought I'd try it but just a bit different.
I got out my Quilling Fringer tool and a page from a book and started fringing strips of the book page.
I wrapped the fringed strips around the tips of the branches.
The effects were different based on where the type was on the paper. I could also "sculpt" the flowers differently, flat, slightly curled, leave some straight in the center and the outsides spread out. Lots of different looks could be achieved.
I think they ended up looking a bit like tiny fruit tree blossoms. My porch bunny liked it!
If you like altering books and playing with the pages you will positively love this book, packed full of great projects and inspiration!
In these pages, Jason Thompson has curated an extensive and
artistic range of both achievable upcycled crafts made from books and
book pages and an amazing gallery that contains thought-provoking and
beautiful works that transform books into art.
The content encompasses a wide range of techniques and step-by-step projects that deconstruct and rebuild books and their parts into unique, upcycled objects. The book combines in equal measure bookbinding, woodworking, paper crafting, origami, and textile and decorative arts techniques, along with a healthy dose of experimentation and fun.The beautiful high-end presentation and stunning photography make this book a delightful, must-have volume for any book-loving artist or art-loving book collector.
Jason Thompson is the founder and president of Rag & Bone Bindery, and author of Making Journals By Hand (Rockport Publishing 2001). He is highly regarded as a book designer with integrity who creates unique handbound books and other fine bindings, as well as a popular blogger who writes about bookbinding, book arts, artist books, and paper craft.