Art Techniques | 4 March 2016How To Make Paper Flowers Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Spring is on its way! Before we know it, trees will be green and flowers will be blooming. Celebrate the season with some beautiful and intricate origami. Origami Master Class: Flowers shows you how to create gorgeous origami flowers, like this lily. “A flower blossoms for its own joy.” –Oscar Wilde Lilies (scientific classification Lilium) have been revered for their beauty for thousands of years. A painted image of one, dating back to about 1580 bc, was found in Crete. In Greek mythology, the lily was identified with the goddess Hera—it was supposed to have formed from the milk of her breast. A symbol of purity and chastity, it later became associated with the Virgin Mary. Although it is impossible to say for certain when origami was invented, it is assumed that paper folding developed first in china, since paper was invented there. origami developed in Japan once paper arrived there, but it was originally a craft for the elite only, since paper was so expensive and precious. Buy from an Online Retailer US: Origami Master Class: Flowers is an expert-level course in folding breathtakingly beautiful origami flowers. Arranged by designer, this book offers you step-by-step instructions to make 12 of the most complex flower models ever designed. Master diagrammer Marcio Noguchi will guide you through creating advanced origami flowers with clear and precise diagrams that allow even beginners to fold these extraordinary projects. This book also contains exclusive content, including Robert Lang’s “Rose,” one of his most complex and sought after pieces, which has never before been diagramed. Inside, you’ll also find beautiful and inspiring craft projects to use your folded flowers for, as well as biographies of the six artists who are among origami’s most distinguished designers. Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.