Chalk it up to Pinterest or perhaps Instagram, but there has certainly been a rising interest in paper art over the past couple of years. In particular, artists who specialize in paper florals and botanicals have amassed a considerable collective following on social media, and it’s easy to see why; their galleries offer a coloful world of perpetual springtime. This paper flower trend has crept its way into picturesque weddings and even the runway of Chanel.
Here’s a look at five of our favorite flower artists, with some of the most soothing Instagram galleries you’ll find:
Operating under the pseudonym thecobralilly, Alarcón primarily uses European crêpe paper for her vibrant creations. Based in Seattle, the artist occasionally offers workshops in the city to beginners interested in learning the craft.
The artist’s Paper Allium, which is custom handcrafted to order, sells for a staggering $485 per flower.
Based in Sydney, Tran is a self-professed ‘Flowersmith’. Her style varies, ranging from a colorful pop art approach—she isn’t afraid to experiment with metallic materials, for instance—to such realistic petals that one would have to touch them to determine their authenticity. Tran recently penned a book, also called Flowersmith, which is scheduled for release in 2017. You can purchase a limited number of her creations in her Etsy shop.
Tiffany Holloway is an Oregon-based interior designer whose artistic talents also include a way with stunning paper botanicals. Holloway doesn’t restrict herself to florals; she is skilled in creating realistic greenery and foliage.
Holloway sells a wide selection of paper flowers and plants, such as magnolia leaves and palm fronds, via Etsy.
Sara Kim is a California-based designer of bridal accessories, which include paper bouquets, decorations, and even hairpieces. She has designed for BHLDN, Anthropologie’s wedding line, and also runs her own company, Handmade By Sara Kim. Her work is constantly surprising, from the tiniest of flowers for bridal crowns to larger than life peonies.
One of today’s most unique paper flower artists, Eriksen Scott-Hansen has a signature feathery style, creating lush flowers in a muted palette. Not only does she create paper flowers, but she also is constantly trying her hand at unique forms: hats, installation art, giant wreaths, and even paper versions of ‘living walls’.