Danish Artist Marianne Creates Huge Colorful Bouquets Of Flowers Made From Tissue Paper

Flowers can be pretty magical because of the bright colors and different types. But, it’s always a bittersweet moment when a flower’s beauty starts to fade. But, it seems like Danish artist Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen will never have to worry that because she creates bouquets of tissue paper flowers that will last forever.

Her colossal floral creations have been blooming in the most glamorous places, and it’s easy to understand why some of the biggest names in fashion have collaborated with her. It seems, the trend of crafting giant blooms has been popular for years but Marianne’s handcrafts are on an entirely different level.

So, Marianne has a degree in fashion design from The School of Design at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She completed her studies and graduated in 1995. Since then, she’s designed for various brands and their different materials. She’s created designs for Levi Strauss (denim), Kopenhagen Fur (mink), Georg Jensen (silver) and Klarlund (platinum). In addition to her work with these materials, Marianne continued to experiment and perfect her own design style. If all that wasn’t enough her hand cut accessories have even been worn by some of the biggest celebrities in the world, like Björk and Steven Tyler.

 

 

 

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Still fancy this picture?????? It was a favourite in 2019 A whole lot of “??” were added to this particular post: a quick self-timer snapshot seconds before rushing out of my studio door heading home. My own private photo to remember the size of a paper flower in process without actually measuring it. I often remember sizes of paper creations by comparing them to my own body size (explains why I’m embracing the rose). Still I ended up posting it here on @instagram one day last July. Eventhough the quality of the photo might not be a typically instaworthy one – you still liked it big time (- AND THANK you for that??) Maybe it’s the boost of spontaneous energy (?) or maybe you liked the unedited peek into my messy studio(??) I don’t know. This is why I’m thankful for every comment that you add to my posts. Then and now. Thanks for “??”, likes, sharing my stories or posts, being respectful about it, giving credit to my work, being encouraging and simply sweet, friendly and very generous with your kind comments. ???????#giantpaperflower #paperartist #paperflowersofinstagram #lgenpaper

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Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen’s bouquets of tissue paper flowers have blossomed in the most glamorous places

Her creations belong to her brand “M.E.S.H. By Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen”. Here, she describes her work as “paper couture”. According to her website, Scott-Hansen creates haute couture fashion accessories and unique paper decorations for celebrations, events, shows and branding.

It’s been 5 years since she started creating her tissue paper flowers. Over the years these delicate masterpieces have become a favorite with some of the fashion industry’s biggest names. Scott-Hansen has created bouquets for Karl Lagerfeld, Viktor & Rolf, Elle Denmark, Birger Christensen, Jane Kønig, Royal Copenhagen and even Hérmes! In addition to her impressive portfolio, Scott-Hansen’s creations have also been exhibited at Hempels Glas Museum, Voergaard Castle and Copenhagen Contemporary.

 

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Spending the weekend away in the wonderful cold countryside of my native Northern Denmark ???? Physically and mentally I couldnt be farther away from this little place pictured here : ??? : my tiny paper art studio in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen. Nice, don’t you think? A happy Sunday to you ??? #paperart #papercraft #fiberart #fiberartist #paperartist #contemporarycraft #paperflower #paperflowers #blooms #flowersofinstagram #designmilkeveryday #blossoms #blooming #dsfloral #dsflorals #designmilk #flowerwall #underthefloralspell #bevisuallyinspired #deco #florals #visualgang #ig_mood #thecreatorclass #createcommune #interiordecoration #interiors #milliondollardecorating

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Detail shot of one of the large (100cm) wall flowers I finished yesterday for @inger_marie_scavenius / Klintholm Estate. This is my artistic enterpretation of a white wood anemone (!) @inger_marie_scavenius and husband have recreated an old hotel on the Danish island Møn (Moen) famous for its magnificent white cliffs ?? (check it out ?) @LAKEAPARTMENTS is the name of this brand new hotel built of sustainable materials. The concept of the hotel is to mirror the sorrunding nature and use local products in the restaurant. Each apartments has its own theme e.g. local flowers like this one.. Inger Marie, can I book a room, please ?????.. #lakeapartments #visitmoen #visitmoensklint #mønsklint #paperwoodanemone #anemonenemorosa #paperart #contemporarycraft #larsflowers #fiberart

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She creates her tissue paper flowers without relying on templates or patterns

Marianne explained that her creative work is a reflection of her childhood in the countryside and this is why her style showcases nature and Danish folk art. Moreover, she also shared that she prefers to work intuitively, instead of depending on patterns and templates. Her dreamy tissue paper flowers come to life with her own vision with nothing else and this independent method ensures that every flower is unique.

So, to create her larger-than-life blossoms, Marianne starts by cutting through 50 to 60 layers of paper at a time. And, by a rough estimate, each colossal tissue paper flower requires about a thousand sheets of millimeter-thin pieces of the tissue paper. Surprisingly, these enchanting flowers are all made with ready-made tissue papers, not custom papers.

 

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??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Good Morning out there ? One of my ‘Instagram traditions’ is to be posting these spring flowers every springtime – and I have done so ever since I made them three years ago???This big bouquet was part of three window displays created for The Royal Copenhagen Flagship Store in Copenhagen and in Århus (DK). God Fredag! ????? @royalcopenhagen #paperart #paperflower #papercraft #paperflowers #contemporarycraft #fiberart #visualmerchandising #windowdressing #windowdisplay #windowdisplays #windowdisplaydesign #shopwindow #shopwindows #meshpaperart #papercrafting #co2venligeblomster #erantis #winteraconite #vintergäck #winterblom #winterling #helléboredhiver #eranthishyemalis #levisvintageclothing

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“I’d rather use what’s available. If I could design the paper myself, it wouldn’t inspire me. Now I have to make every effort to get something flavorful out all these pang colors. I really like that,” she said.

 

 

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I posted this pic of my youngest daughter last year, but the NEW thing NOW is that these roses and many more will be part of an new installation at Voergaard Castle @voergaardslot ????? for Easter, April 19. -20. -21. The castle, “Denmark’s Most Beautiful 2018”, is situated in the northeren part of Denmark, but everyone around is welcome because actually this event is only : 5 hours and 2 minutes from Kristianssand, Norway ??, 3 hours and 29 minutes from Göteborg, Sweden?? AND only 3 hours and 6 minutes from Flensburg, Germany??!! So I hope to see some international insta-friends, maybe????? Entrance: Adults : DKK 125 Children age 11-15 : DKK 75 Free admission for children age 0-10 #voergaardslot #voergaardcastle #voergaard #voergårdslot #danmarkssmukkesteherregård #visitnordjylland #paperart #papercraft #paperflower #paperflowers #flowerart #paperflorist #paperlove #fiberart #paperflowerbouquet #underthefloralspell #botanicalart #floralartist #paperblooms #dsflorals #larsflowers #papercrafting #papercrafts #co2venligeblomster #paperbouquet #floralart

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??????Good Morning all you dear Instagram friends and fellow paper flower lovers out there: couldn’t you be tempted to go to work – even on a Sunday morning like this – if your work space looked like mine #paperflowergarden / #paperartiststudio ??????God Søndag ??? ??(- which means “Good Sunday”) #artiststudio #paperflorist #paperflowerart #paperflowerwall #paperflowerdecor #paperflowerbackdrop #paperflowermurah #paperflower #paperflowers #paperartist #papercrafts #contemporarycraft #royalcopenhagen #blomst #blåblomst #botanicalart #paperdecor #paperbouquet #paperblooms #papercreations #papercreativty #interiordecorations #paperinstallation #interiørinspirasjon #interiördesign #interiørinspo #frederiksberg

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The tissue paper flowers are surprisingly sturdy despite being made from flimsy material

 

 

 

“If they fall down and land on their heads, they won’t break. The many layers of paper reinforce each other, which means that when I create my flowers, I actually form a weak material into something strong. I make a humble material that no one thinks anything about into a luxury object.”

 

 

 

Each of her flowers are handmade and unique

 

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Today’s newspaper…? Kære fynboere, så er der ellers PAPIRblomster i jeres avis i dag ? Fem farverige sider på glittet PAPIR i PAPIRavisen @fyensdk (magasinet “Eksklusiv”) Tak til @robertwengler (?) og tak til @lenaskovjakobsen (?) ????? Det var en helt igennem udsøgt fornøjelse at få besøg af jer??! #jyskfynskemedier #contemporarycraft #paperflower #paperflowerwall #paperflowers #floralart #paperbloom #paperblossom #pappersblommor #fiberart #paperblooms #fleursenpapier #papercraft #paperart #papierblumen #fioridicarta #floraldecor #papercreation #papperskonst #papirblomster #giantpaperflowers #handmadeflowers #diseñofloral #decoracionfloral #flowerdesign #flowerdesigns

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“It’s all in the hands, so to speak. I want to enter into a dialogue with the material. Work my way into it. Exploring rather than ‘mere’ re-working and investigation. (Seeing) how far you can ‘stretch’ paper.”

 

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Easter celebration exhibition @voergaardslot three days ago??? A youngster, who visited my exhibition at Voergaard Castle, thought that these paper creations were supposed to look like ‘dancers’?????- and I see his point! Others think of them as ‘triffids’ or even ‘carnivorous plants’. To me they are the symbols of me starting all over again as an artist with #mindcraft17 and support from the Danish Arts Foundation #StatensKunstfond @statenskunstfond wrote in April 2017: ‘These exuberant, larger-than-life flowers seem to have grown naturally, driven by the same irrepressible life force that enables tiny, delicate sprouts to push through asphalt paving or edging their way up from beneath solid concrete slabs. In fact, this life force resides in the artist’s creative mind and skilled hands, as they cut, fold, twist and shape the humble paper. Their roots exposed, the flowers bare it all. After working as a fashion and jewellery designer for many years, Marianne Eriksen Scott-Hansen, aka M.E.S.H., recently (2015) changed course in her artistic career, turning her attention to paper as her chosen medium, which she turns into voluminous, multi-coloured and multi-layered formations shaped as flowers, organic growths and fantastical creatures. To achieve this riotous expression, she eschews templates or measuring and relies on 3D free-hand cutting and draping, finding inspiration in the hands-on work with her material. Transferring her motto from her former fashion label, Daughters of Style: ‘How to make a lousy T-shirt look like a million dollars’, she now transforms standard printer paper and other commonplace paper qualities into lush, dream-like artistic objects. To reach as wide an audience as possible, she favours the public realm over museum exhibitions and has had her paper artworks exhibited in shops and shop windows from Copenhagen to Sydney’. Thanks to Farah Malik, Emilie Stanton, Anne Clausen who helped me on these three pieces ?????????? and for your support #lemvighmüller and @holmegaard_design ???? #kunstgørenforskel #papercraft #papersculptures #contemporarycraft #paperartist #fiberart #fiberartist #contemporaryartist #voergaardslot

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Aside from flowers, she also creates giant insects with tissue paper. And, these look amazing to.

 

 

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GODT NYTÅR – HAPPY NEW YEAR #?

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“Thrift, hard work, and industry are required as well, in order for my artworks to grow into something other than the tissue they were. Something must be small before it can be big, humble before it can be flashy – it is the contrast of nature that carries oppulence within it and triggers our imagination. In my reworking, the tissue paper roots of the triffid may also become the rose.”

 

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Good Morning Sunday ??? I hope that you are enjoying some quiet and peaceful Sunday mornings out there ???? Wow, I really need one myself.. soon ???November is by far my busiest time of the year and 2018 is no exeption from the rule, for sure. The next two weeks I will be sharing with you two new projects. And more to come. Peace & Love ????BTW – the black-headed gull is by @hannemannlund ???#paperlove #giantpaperflower #papirblomst #paperflorist #paperflora #paperfloral #instaflora #papperskonst #pappersblommor #fiberart #fleursenpapier #papierblumen #fioridicarta #floraldecor #papercreation #flowerart #floralart #tiffanieturnerheads #instaflora #papercraft #flowerlove #handmadeflower #giantbouquet #paperbouquet #diseñofloral #decoracionfloral #floraldesign #instabloom #co2venligeblomster

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So, the bouquets of tissue paper flowers look like they are from Alice in Wonderland

 

 

These flower are just stunning!

 

 

Finally, which flower creation is your favorite?

 

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