In her book, Modern Faux Flower Projects, interior designer, Stevie Storck, shares her experience using artificial flowers to enhance the décor of any home. She begins with information on choosing flowers, buying tools, and cleaning and maintaining faux arrangements, continues by explaining the fundamentals of floral design, and ends by detailing directions for creating 12 faux flower projects. A very interesting feature is the inclusion of 8 profiles of floral designers with information on their favorite flowers, their best advice for floral design, and their personal tips for working with faux flowers.
The faux flower projects takes up over half of the book and include directions for arrangements, wreaths, garlands, wall hangings, and other creative pieces that can be used in the home everyday or for special occasions. None are flashy or outlandish. The projects are arranged by season and each entry includes a list of materials, step by step directions, and a photograph of the finished piece. The directions for each project include explanations for the methods of execution and design choices that are very helpful and add to the learning experience.
Over 250 photographs enhance the text (although some are used more than once) and provide details to aid in the creation of the projects as well as show how the finished piece can be used in the home to enhance the décor. The text is written in a casual, friendly style that creates the feeling of a friend sharing her skills. Modern Faux Flower Projects is a good basic book on the subject and simple enough to encourage beginners to try their hands at arranging by ensuring a good chance of success.
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