Thursday, October 27, 2016

Carefully Crafted

Upcycled Paper Flowers with Petals so Perfectly Crafted & Placed.
Infinite Combinations of Colors & Patterns for Long Lasting Blooms!

Artist: Abigail Appleton
Expertise: Crafting
Additional Talents: Upcycling
Materials: Crepe Paper, Maps, Music Sheets & other Papers, Floral Tape, Glue, Wire, Scissors
Style: Stylized Flowers with Lifelike Texture & Volume
Inspiration: Pretty Papers & their Inherent Potential
Common Creations: Flowers, Bouquets, Wreaths, Wall Decor
Shop Online: [Etsy]
Shop Offline: Shows Announced on Facebook
Social Media: [Facebook]  [Instagram]
Home Base: Austin, TX
Spotted At: NW ATX Artists’ Market

One of life's simplest truths is that "Makers gotta Make!" When you get so much joy from working with your hands, why wouldn't you feed that passion? For Abigail Appleton her craftiness is best expressed through paper, carefully cutting, folding and gluing paper to be exact. Hence the name of her creative business, Carefully Crafted. Abigail's first great chance to show the world what she could do came with the decorations at her sister's wedding. Flowers are so beautiful, but also very temporary given how quickly they wither. You can preserve them or buy the silk variety, but neither option is nearly as striking as these buds so carefully custom constructed from paper by Abigail. Plus, they'll last for many occasions! This born maker is always dabbling in different flower designs as well as trying a range of materials, from bold colored crepe paper to upcycled maps and music sheets. Abigail also takes custom orders, ensuring that your flowers are personalized to you and you special event, perhaps a wedding or other party. Of course, I love how these flowers brighten the everyday! Abigail has a knack for choosing and combining paper with pretty colors, textures and patterns. Roses are my favorites for the intricacy of petals she constructs! This artist has unleveled the standard bouquet, and carefully crafted pieces you can enjoy for years to come!

Photography by Annie Winsett