Paper Blossoms for All Seasons is a beautiful pop-up book with four spreads that you can also display as a paper bouquet. The excellent paper engineering of Ray Marshall combined with the beautiful and rich artwork by Kayla Ferriera make this brand new pop-up title a true eye catcher and must-have for any pop-up book collector. Paper Blossoms for All Seasons is now available at Amazon!
This collection of pop-up paper bouquets from the creator of the bestselling Paper Blossoms celebrates the beauty of the four seasons. Each breathtaking arrangement—spring daffodils, summer sunflowers, autumn foliage, and a winter wreath—makes a distinctive centerpiece and brings surprise to any décor. Chronicle Books
Ray Marshall, also known for his award winning Paper Blossoms pop-up book, shows again that flowers are a beautiful subject for a pop-up book. There’s a pop-up spread of flowers for every season and the last pop-up, the most beautiful Christmas pop-up wreath we’ve ever seen, is very detailed and builds up in a circular shape with holly leaves that wrap around the wreath. The pop-ups can be viewed from all angles and thanks to the handy elastic bands that are attached to the cover, you can display the pop-ups fully opened on a table like a real bouquet.
Even though it is very difficult to create organic shapes and bouquets out of mostly symmetrical pop-up mechanics, Ray managed to create elegant and realistic flower compositions that really bloom. Pop-ups like these are beautiful to open up slowly. After opening a spread, it’s like you’re in control of a time lapse of growing paper flowers. The animation techniques that are used to build up the bouquets, contribute to a more realistic feeling of blooming flowers. With clever and solid pop-up solutions, mostly hidden inside the base of the flower stems, leaves open up in a natural way and make you believe that your watching something that really comes to live. Despite the complex techniques that are used, all pop-ups are solid, work smooth and fold back in flat and tight.
The colorful artwork, created by Kayla Ferriera, is a perfectly balanced illustration style between realistic and artistic. Subtile patterns, rough brush strokes and harmonious colors give this pop-up book that typical craft look without making the flowers look less realistic. Especially the autumn bouquet stands out because of it’s color palette that is bright and warm. Every spread has its own theme and color palette that create the perfect ambiance for every season.
A unique gift for any occasion, Paper Blossoms for All Seasons delights with color, joy, and beauty throughout the year.
Paper engineering: Ray Marshall
Design & illustration: Kayla Ferriera
Published by Chronicle Books