Art Nouveau paper flower crown

 Wanderer  Elisabeth Sonrel (1874 – 1953)  1900  Decorative panel  Private collection

Wanderer

Elisabeth Sonrel (1874 – 1953)

1900

Decorative panel

Private collection

 Art Nouveau paper flower crown  Sarah Yakawonis, 1985-  2017  Paper flowers

Art Nouveau paper flower crown

Sarah Yakawonis, 1985-

2017

Paper flowers

 

Out of all of the Movements of art, Art Nouveau is one of my favorites. I am so enamored with the flowing organic lines, the fantasy, the perfection of every curve. And as a woman with a BFA with a focus in design, I am so grateful for the power of the movement in elevating graphic design, making posters, ads and the like fit to hang on the walls of a museum. I have dozens of books about the movements and its major players. 

 

The idea for this project started with the flower crown. I started searching through art history for flower crowns. I poured over the work of Botticelli, thought about Neoclassicism, toyed with the idea of Romanticism but when it comes to flower crowns in the history of art, Art Nouveau had the wealth of content I was looking for. I selected this piece by Elisabeth Sonrel because with my long blond hair and pastoral setting it wouldn't be too much of a stretch, and because I really wanted to recreate the work of a female artist. 

 

Details 

 

process

 

If you are unfamiliar with making paper flowers you might not notice how different the paper I use in my kits are. Traditionally paper flowers are made out of crepe paper or tissue paper. While these papers do make amazing flowers I have never been satisfied with how flat the colors seem. When tackling such a masterpiece a single color would have never worked. It needs those colors, those subtle shifts that are almost like watercolors. The paper in this kit allows all of those details so that they not only make a lovely flower crown but evoke Art Nouveau.

 
 

Available as a Kit!

I have turned my paper flowers into kits because I believe that art is for everyone and everyone is an artist. I’ve taken my expertise as a paper flower artist and concentrated it into kits that provide everything needed to make paper flowers with an unparalleled level of detail. My kits are a fresh way to connect with the world of fine art and have flowers that will last for years. They allow people to skip the years of work and get right to the good stuff, connecting with the joy of making something with their hands.  

Kit includes
Paper for flowers (pattern included)
Floral tape
Floral wire
Headbands
Detailed instruction booklet

Makes 3 flower crowns