Never underestimate the benefits of a good flower bouquet. Beautiful blooms (whether minimal or extravagant) are a fairly easy way to add a pop of color to your interiors. A source of joy, flowers also have a positive impact on our health and mood. Alas, while pretty, even the best of flower arrangments don’t last.
Luckily for us, there’s a sustainable, trendy way to introduce nature into your home. We’re talking about paper flowers. An expression of artistic stamina, paper flowers can add a unique touch to your home decor or special event, and can even make for an ideal gift for your house-plant-loving friend.
Christine Ciovarta’s paper flowers might just do the trick. With thousands of followers and admirers online, Ciovarta aims to capture the essence of flora, recreating realistic bouquets that are meant to last. “My customers are always telling me stories how people always mistake my flowers with real ones, which gives me so much pride and joy,” maintains the paper artist on her website.
With realism a top criterion for her work, Ciovarta’s process includes a lot of research beforehand. “I study many images with them, I make sketches, mood boards and think of ways to reproduce and practice them,” says Ciovarta. “After these steps are ready I make all the flowers, greenery, buds, and other elements necessary for my bouquet.”
A self-taught paper artist, Ciovarta’s artistic background includes fashion design and painting. The products themselves are made from crepe paper which is painted and laminated. “I feel so grateful that I can make something beautiful with my own two hands,” says the artist.
Recent favorites of ours include paper ranunculus, paper poppies and dahlias. If you’re a fan of all things botanical, you’d want to take note: