25-year-old paper artist from Tyumen, Russia, Tania Lissova, makes a variety of extremely intricate nature-themed crafts, including postcards, posters, envelopes, stickers, and framed pictures. One of her more eye-catching projects is to create miniature flower bouquets made completely from paper. Lissova studied Architecture and Arts, though her calling has always been papercraft. “Nature inspires me. I look at books on botany, look at wildflowers, and marvel at how beautiful nature is,” explained Tania in an interview for Bored Panda. “I like to create flowers from paper as if I grow my garden. And I often imagine that I am a florist. I like to create mini bouquets of those flowers that I have. They turn out different each time, according to the mood.” Tania Lissova’s Instagram is exploding with bloom and greenery, so be sure to follow her and enjoy some of our favorite ever-blooming creations in the gallery below.
Like many projects, this one also comes with its own challenges.
“The most difficult thing for me is to stick the middles of each flower. Especially if I cut out all of the pieces separately – a lot of small circles, for example,” – Lissova told Bored Panda.
“This requires some skill and holding your breath.”
“These are not always planned. For example, last summer I wanted to make daisies, I just felt that way. And then strawberries. And I felt a strong desire to make a series of wildflowers.”
“The next flowers I planned, I looked for specific ones that speak to the soul.”
“But, it’s different with botanical posters. Sometimes, I think a lot about what illustrations I want to do next.”
“I make sketches and leave them for later pondering. While at a later time, step by step, I pick colors, change plants, choose pots, arrange objects. It requires a lot of time, but it’s exciting.”
While she does have printed material, like posters and stickers, much of her craft is cut and pasted to form the likes of columbines, chamomile, poppies, sunflowers, wild dill, chrysanthemum, peony, daisies, forget-me-nots, anémones, marshmallows, fuchsias, heather, and a bunch more—you name it, she has probably crafted it.
And because these are carefully made using tiny intricate pieces and layers of colored paper, it also looks as real as actual flowers, with the whole 3D look.