In this practical and insightful book you'll discover all the inspiration and advice you need to get started, as well as 10 visually exciting and easy-to-follow projects from professional card designers.
- Each project introduces a different style and technique, from silkscreen printing and textile foiling to letterpress and stitched motifs
- Clear step-by-step instructions guide you effortlessly through every stage
- Tips and tricks to help you achieve a professional finish
- Information on how to make larger quantities for sale and how to license designs commercially
These gorgeous eggs look elegant in white and gold, but even more glorious when you add colour.
Each press-out Easter egg is intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages to colour in. Featuring 20 unique designs, the press-out pieces can be easily slotted together to create cheerful hanging ornaments to decorate Easter trees.$19.99
Alli Bartkowski explains the basic tools and techniques of quilling, from curling and crimping the paper to forming scrolls, strips and rolls.
Detailed step-by-step photos show all the shapes needed for the projects, which come in an assortment of 100, 150 and 200mm designs with projects for the beginner, intermediate and advanced quiller. Feel the calm and serenity created by the repetitive motions as you quill a Crimson Flower, Sunset, Snowflake, Peacock and other vivid, beautiful mandalas.$29.99
Create endless animal themed snowflakes with the unique and imaginative templates that crafters and artists will love! In 100 Amazing Paper Animal Snowflakes, artist and teacher Marion Nichols proves that this popular form of papercutting can yield far more than just pretty geometric designs.
Crafters young and old can create her astonishing animal-themed designs by photocopying the full-sized templates, then folding and cutting along preprinted guidelines. The templates range in complexity from easy to challenging, so papercrafters of all ages and at all skill levels can snip these fantastic flakes.
Eight of the designs are also printed on coloured paper, all ready to fold and cut.$24.99
Paper flowers are cropping up everywhere, taking centre stage in upmarket window displays and bringing colour to weddings. They make a great impact, and offer an uplifting hit of colour at times when real flowers are scarce or too expensive. Best of all, they're easy and enjoyable to make.
100 Simple Paper Flowers shows you how to put together dozens of ideas. With templates and projects, discover how a handful of techniques can work across the board, whether you want a bunch of daisies for your desk or an outsize bouquet of lilies for an event.$27.99
This title provides templates and clear instructions for 130 new greeting cards based on iris folded designs. The book Features:
- Clear step-by-step instructions and lists of materials required
- Actual size-templates supplied for every design
- A fantastic source of inspiration and ideas for cards for all occasions
- Colourful and versatile designs
- Chapter 1 features methods for colour play, from dazzling brights to softer tints and anything in between, offering you guidance on colour contrast so you can draw attention to the rotation in the iris
- Projects: VW Beetle, kaleidoscope cards, phone and camera ...
Decoupage is one of the most popular papercrafts as a result of the trend for upcycling, altered art, etc.Or try gluing some fabulous papers that are on the market today on to everyday objects to give them a completely new and exciting look. Decoupage works on all surfaces, including card, metal, wood, plastic and glass, and is hugely versatile in terms of the looks that can be achieved, and the kinds of items you can transform.
Look inside the book.$12.99
Louise Firchau is an expert paper cutter and her gorgeous designs are much sought after.
Each of these projects consists of a full-size template and a photograph of the finished design, together with tips on cutting, or how to display the finished item and a 1–5 difficulty rating. With notes on basic papercutting techniques at the start of the book, this is a must-have buy for paper cutters looking for new and original ideas.
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This delightful book provides 20 easy yet imaginative designs covering a range of animals such as cats, dogs, sheep, a hippopotamus, a fox, giraffes and an alpaca, and includes three-dimensional designs.
The projects are cute and whimsical, and quick to make. They will appeal to experienced quillers looking for new ideas and inspiration, as well as beginners who wish to take up this delightful craft. The completed designs can be used to decorate greetings cards, picture frames, invitations, and many other stationery and household items.
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A wonderful introduction to modern mixed-media techniques and products for paper crafters and card-makers of all abilities using versatile washi tape and simple techniques.
- 20 fantastic cards, with 20 alternatives, using a variety of techniques, such as stamping, spray-painting and layering
- Widely available materials such as stamps, colour sprays and paints
- Accessible to paper crafters of all abilities – the designs are relatively simple, but very stylish
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3D Origami is a new and original technique that doesn't require any special skills just a little patience. This clever adaptation uses individual triangular folds to construct impressive, modular designs.
Maria Angela Carlessi shows you how to create a colourful range of animals and creatures. There are 15 projects to choose from including rabbits, owls, squirrels, dogs, cats and even a tortoise. Each project comes with detailed instructions making them easy and fun for papercrafters of all skill levels.
Look inside the book.$22.99
3D Papercraft Projects is for the avid paper crafter, who wants to go beyond making cards and learn how to create gorgeous gifts and holiday tokens for friends and family.
Nothing says you care more than a handmade gift, with a little thought and cleverness you can convert your entire card making supplies into neat 3D papercraft projects. There are 40 projects in this delightful book with several ideas for many occasions such as Halloween, Easter, Weddings, Birthdays or Fathers Day – or you can make a simple gift for a special person in your life.$26.99
Clear directions and templates for 460+ show how to create beautiful, spiralling patterns within designs for every occasion: frogs, fish, flowers, fruit, homes, baby booties, cats, dogs, golf tee, baseball cap, St Valentine hearts, to Easter eggs, Christmas trees, even swirling envelope patterns, designed to enclose paper money gifts.
A fantastic source of ideas and inspiration – so start saving envelopes with blue patterned interiors.$34.99
The books selected to be included in this follow-up volume to the popular 500 Handmade Books, represent the unlimited creative possibilities for interpreting an enduring form – books as objects and books as sculptural pieces.
Along with more traditional, richly embellished books, other featured works push the boundaries such as books that unfurl, scroll and flip, created not only with lush, handmade papers, but also with more improbable materials like metal, fabric, wood and glass.$39.99
Paper craft is a dynamic medium that's in the midst of a renaissance as demonstrated by the creative work of today's most gifted and original artists and the limitless potential of the craft.
Selected by Gene McHugh, an award-winning arts writer and well-established expert in the field, the book presents a broad range of techniques, forms and aesthetic approaches, with magnificent examples of origami, kirigami, cutting, quilling, papier-mache and casting.$39.99
Each section of this inspiring book provides full information about the materials and techniques need for a particular cardmaking craft, followed by step-by-step demonstrations showing how to make beautiful greetings cards.
The crafts covered include card and thread, quilling, watercolour, silk ribbon embroidery, beading and using glitter.$34.99
This handy origami practice pad includes basic origami folding techniques and instructions to make a paper crane, as well as 400 sheets of beautiful origami paper in 32 lifelike animal print designs.
Make all your favourite origami models today!$16.99
Origami expert Mark Bolitho explains how to make perfectly formed origami objects that are pleasing to fold and make. Shapes include simple tetrahedrons and cubes, diamonds and geo balls, icosahedrons and flexagons, harlequin modules and starbursts and the book includes 32 pages of origami paper so that you can try out these mindful projects for yourself.
The Art and Craft of Geometric Origami divides into four sections:
- One-piece Projects (formed from a single piece of paper)
- Twists and Turns (objects that change form with movement)
- Modular projects (multiple-piece projects)
- Advanced Modules (intricate and beautiful objects)
Kickstart your art journaling journey today! With back-to-back journal pages from more than 100 art journaling enthusiasts, you'll embark on an exploration filled with top-notch techniques and the kind of journal fodder that your artistic soul has been craving.
- 140+ original art journal pages
- Dozens of journaling prompts
- Time-tested advice
- Unbelievable inspiration
- Mixed-media secrets
- Funky materials
Let your art journaling transformation begin today as you uncover the simple strategies that will take you to the next level in your artistic journey.$39.99
Artist Nichole Rae is your creative companion and guide as you explore your art journaling journey in three easy steps.
- Begin by putting the journal in art journal: A variety of prompts and writing styles help you breathe life into your hopes, feelings and intentions.
- Then put the art in art journal: Use your writing to develop a theme for your art journal. Illustrate your story by adding photos, illustrations and ephemera.
- Finally, explore your creative process: Ponder colour, words and symbols as you build beautifully layered collage pages.
Discover the techniques and courage you need to journal bravely! You'll begin by working through any fears you have of using your own handwriting. You'll get journaling prompts and techniques to help you develop a handwriting style you'll love and words you'll want to write!
Then, you'll move onto drawing: you'll learn not only how to train your hand, but also how to appreciate your own unique drawing ability. As you continue through the eight chapters, you will learn additional mixed-media techniques to help you overcome your fears of new materials, using photos of yourself, creating layers, working without a plan and much more. You'll find:
- 8 common journaling fears dispelled
- 20 techniques to give you art journal courage
- Dozens of colourful art journal pages to inspire your own art
Breathe new life into that old cardboard box! Though paper and cardboard seem common and humble materials, discover the totally unexpected, beautiful and intricate art that can be created using the repurposed and upcycled resource.
The Art of Cardboard showcases the grand and imaginative scale of cardboard art and design. Inside, you'll find jaw-dropping cardboard creations from around the world! You'll discover the process of each art form, as well as tricks of the trade, from small clever projects to huge art installations.
Much more than a book about "neat" cardboard designs, Lori Zimmer guides you through amazing large-scale art production, immersive environments, working from intuition, collaboration, the artist's role in society, alternative creative economies, contemporary mythology, storytelling and more. With such a readily available material, what will you create?$29.99
What story will your art express? The Art of Expressive Collage will teach you to listen to what paper and glue, ink and paint have to tell you. From the fear of messing up to the excitement of letting things flow, you'll come to see the common thread in the bits and pieces you collect. You'll discover new ways to think about arranging these bits in your work as you express yourself with lines, smudges and translucent layers.
Beyond using paper and glue you'll discover:
- The best places to hunt for and gather ephemera
- How to prepare various papers for collage using staining and embellishing techniques
- An understanding of the elements of design and composition
- Tips for making unique marks, adding photos, creating textures and much more