This book reveals all the techniques you need to begin making beautiful projects with paper.
It covers all the basic papercraft techniques, many of which can be achieved using only paper, scissors and glue. There is also a chapter on materials as well as a useful tools section for more advanced papercrafting techniques. Once you've got the basics covered, you will be amazed at the variety of paper techniques there are to explore. Various paper treatments are covered in the sections on colouring, decorating and texturing.
You will learn how to make beautiful cards for family and friends in the cardmaking chapter, and add a special personal touch to gifts by making your own envelopes, giftwrap and gift boxes. The scrapbooking chapter is packed full of ideas on ways to preserve memories of trips and events. Decorative techniques can be found in the papercutting and origami chapters, and there is a final chapter on other papercrafts which includes techniques such as papier mache, decoupage, quilling and advice on the best ways to make your own paper.$27.99
This innovative approach to bookbinding demonstrates an array of creative techniques that elevate handmade books into extraordinary works of art. Easy-to-follow, well-illustrated directions for more than 25 patterns explain how to make seven different kinds of books with pop-up panels and pages that "explode" from the spine as well as slipcases, tassels and other distinctive features.
The guide begins with instructions for a simple accordion-fold book. Successive projects build on methods readers have already mastered and introduce new skills, including the pamphlet stitch, ideal for photo albums and scrapbooks; tacket binding, the versatile stitch of medieval Europe; and the Coptic stitch, employed by Christians of ancient Egypt.
A full-color photo gallery, with contributions from more than 60 artists, offers further inspiration for enhancing and personalizing projects by using alphabets, bestiaries, botanical illustrations and other designs.$36.99
The popular craft of quilling is given a stylish and contemporary update in this fabulous book by Turkish paper artist, Sena Runa. Inside there are 20 stunning projects to make and then display. Beautifully stylised and with a clever use of colour to create exciting effects, these projects will hang well in the most modern of homes.
Designs include a butterfly, sail boat, dancer, confetti, cocktail, cloud, heart, cat, and mermaid, to name just a few. The projects vary in complexity and will appeal to beginners and experienced quillers alike. They are broken down into concise, fully illustrated step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow, and templates are provided. All the tools, materials and techniques you need to get started are fully covered.$29.99
If You Can Cut, You Can Collage takes some of the mystery out of collage through easy illustrated pages that show the basic techniques of collecting and cutting imagery, composing and adhering compositions, and then provides a wealth of exercises that get you going on your own creative projects.
The book starts with simple, focused, projects like making a collage with only circles, where you learn important concepts like how to create a focal point, how to use repetition successfully, how to achieve contrast, balance, symmetry, and more. You will be incorporating vintage ephemera, typography and lettering and even urban and found materials in no time!$27.99
Take your paper folding to an advanced level with this user-friendly origami book.
From shimmering hummingbirds to magnificent bats, from a stunning panther mask to graceful sea turtles, Michael LaFosse's complex and beautiful projects are more origami art than craft. Sophisticated origami or paper crafts fans will appreciate the unique origami designs along with complete detailed instructions and easy-to-follow colour photos and diagrams.This book features:
- Step-by-step instructions
- Colourful diagrams and photographs
- Information on paper selection and preparation
- Advanced techniques and tips
- DVD video lessons for the 15 original and challenging projects
What began as an Instagram hashtag and project collection (#CrafttheRainbow) that quickly went viral has become a showstopping book, offering a rainbow of completely new project ideas.
Learn how to make playful party decorations, luscious flowers, amazing cards and sophisticated wreaths, garlands, centrepieces and more than you can imagine – all with nothing but the creative power of paper. Brittany Watson Jepsen walks you through the easy basics of transforming simple paper – including tissue, crepe, cardstock, leaves of books and vintage and recycled paper – into vibrant, fanciful, handmade projects suitable for every occasion.$44.99
The Art of Whimsical Lettering is an artful instruction book on creating stylized fonts and expressive artwork with personal handwriting skills. The book features:
- An overview of the author's favourite tools and surfaces
- 20 art techniques for creating a variety of lettering styles using many different tools
- 15 basic alphabets, ranging from simple pen-and-ink renditions to increasingly elaborated texts that reference calligraphy, vintage fonts and doodle art, among other styles
- Ways to turn prosaic lettering into page art itself, merging text into illustration or ornamenting words with decorative drawings
This all-new bas-relief art form combines air-drying clay, paint, collage and texture to build dimensional mixed-media works that pop right off the wall. The book is divided into four parts:
Part 1: Working with Clay Techniques and tips to begin working with clay in bas-relief, starting with the absolute basics. Includes 15 easy practice projects to work on cutting, shaping, sculpting and stamping.
Part 2: Clay Work Projects Five full step-by-step clay-art project demos. Create your own art using Rogene's methods for composing, sculpting, placing and drying.
Part 3: Finishing Techniques Finish the 5 demonstrations from Part 2 with different painting, collage and mixed-media techniques.
Part 4: Get Creative Includes ideas for framing, practice patterns, creative exercises and additional three-dimensional art projects and gifts.
Whether you're a seasoned sculptor or just starting out, Artful Paper Clay will teach you the skills necessary to craft complex and vivacious multi-dimensional masterpieces and paint them for gorgeous effect.$39.99
Learn to combine texture, line and colour in mixed-media collage, altered art and montage. The stunning layered projects will get readers' creative juices flowing and inspire them to experiment in this unique and versatile form.
- Produce a variety of effects using paint, found images, wax, cardboard, wire, leaves, newspaper, stencils, stamps and more
- Inspiration and step-by-step-instructions for 23 mixed-media projects
- Create imagery for scrapbooking, cards, altered books and artwork
This beautiful collection marries two popular pastimes: origami and floral crafts.
Some of the projects mimic the look of real blooms – including the lotus, cherry blossom and calla lily – while others venture into the realm of the imagination, inventing new varieties. A basics section covers the fundamentals and all the flowers appear in stunning colour photos.
Use them for home, party or wedding decorations – the 23 sophisticated flowers are gorgeous!$26.99
Easy, beautiful and inspiring, these projects come from more than a dozen of Etsy's finest paper designers.
These top artists have created fun-to-make cut-paper items that range from a pretty frame decorated with paper flowers to lanterns, mobiles, stationery, garlands and matryoshka dolls. Simple, accessible and affordable, this colourful collection will delight paper crafters.$29.99
Four experts show you everything you need to make your own quilled characters, wild flowers and motifs as well as projects to use them in.
This compendium of four books (Quilled Wild Flowers; 3-D Quilling; Miniature Quilling; Quilled Borders & Motifs) is a comprehensive source of innovative ideas & each of the 20 projects (and many variations) has captioned colour photo steps:
- Assorted chocolates
- All sorts of fairies & angels
- Wedding & Christmas designs
- Flower samplers
Clear explanations of basic materials/techniques.
Look inside the book.$34.99
This beautiful book contains more than 50 designs from the Korean paper-cutting artist Choi Hyang Mee.
The intricate designs are inspired by flora and fauna and printed on three different paper stocks. With clear instructions and inspirational ideas for how to use your finished work, you will soon be creating stunning artworks and decorative pieces – create stunning cards, framed artworks or ornate decorations.$34.99
Reading books can take you on an adventure; so can making them! This inspiring guide explores bookmaking with artist and teacher Margaret Couch Cogswell, who reveals her own unique techniques in detail.
Her imaginative projects include a mini-hardcover with a companion bag; a beginner-friendly accordion fold book; and even a book you can wear as a crown! Conversational instructions and numerous gallery images will help crafters find their own creative voice.$29.99
Bookbinding is a unique and essential reference guide for designers, explaining industrial bookbinding techniques with a focus on the design and conception of print products.
Packed full of insights from the world's best bookbinders, it contains everything you need to know about folding, stitching and binding to create beautiful books.$85.00
Bind a book beautifully, with these whimsical and stylish projects from bookbinder extraordinaire Erica Ekrem. With her novel approach to traditional techniques, and the use of repurposed materials, Ekrem has devised creative fun for book artists of all levels.
Choose from three categories: Vintage, Nature and Leather. Make books from mason jars and seashells, a classic leather-bound photo album and other works of art.$29.99
Before you bin that box, take a look at the clever ideas in this exciting new book of cardboard animal projects – you'll be astounded by the endless possibilities from this cheap, versatile and accessible material!
The projects are simple, fun and diverse, ranging from ornamental animals and cute trinket boxes through to a Noah's ark clock, an elephant pot plant holder and a penguin cupboard. The book covers a wide range of techniques, ideas and inspiration, across a variety of themes including stationery, home décor, gifts and accessories.
All of the key cardboard craft techniques are introduced, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions to learn how to turn this everyday material into animals and beasts that will delight both children and adults.$34.99
This book introduces many basic techniques and over 20 step-by-step studies of flowers, animals and decorations for festivals, including a plum blossom, a narcissus, a lantern, steamed rice dumplings and a magpie. This book will show you how to fold these objects and understand the traditions of Chinese culture that are deeply rooted in them.
Beginners can follow the detailed diagrams and illustrations, while those who are more advance can learn from the basic techniques to create their own masterpieces. Watch your imagination take shape in clever and inspired forms with the art of Chinese paper folding!$29.99
The Classic Origami for Beginners kit has everything you need to learn about the exciting art of origami! The kit comes complete with:
- Full-coloured 64-page booklet
- Clear, step-by-step diagrams and instructions
- 45 fun origami projects
- 98 sheets of 170mm square folding papers, in 8 different colours and patterns as well as a sheet of gold foil
All of the folds are simple enough to be origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami.$19.99
Collage and Keep is a visual journal and keepsake where the reader is encouraged to participate in collage based activities that explore and reflect on their own experience and perspective of life. Whilst some pages seek a more personal engagement, for example relating to memory or desire, others simply provide a space to 'recreate your favourite book cover' or produce a 'collage quilt' using collected ephemera from friends and family.
Including helpful tips and basic principles of collage, the reader is guided to source materials from their everyday world and to look for what is beautiful, inspiring or unusual to them.
- Collage your three greatest achievements
- Create your perfect view
- Make a paperchain of people you connect with
- Collage a home video of your happiest memories
- Fill the cabinet full of things that you are curious about
- Create footprints using photos of places you've been
In Collage Couture Studio: Paper Dolls, you'll be introduced to fashion-forward dolls from around the world – dress them up in the outfits provided or design your own. This is a book like none other – and with so many cool and unique projects, you'll have countless hours of creative fun. Inside, you'll find:
- 5 paper dolls: Emilee and her friends Charley, Belle, Francesca and Kyoko, plus a design-you-own doll template so you can create your own character
- 10 pages of fun and funky, silly and sweet paper doll clothes and templates for fashioning your own signature styles from patterned paper, ribbons, paint, ink and more
- 16 super pretty projects – step-by-step instructions for building mixed-media backgrounds and settings for your dolls, including beach scenes and cityscapes
With Collage Crafts Gone Wild, you will take your art to a whole new level, experimenting with new techniques and combining materials and objects in more ways than you can imagine! You will:
- Discover 24 fierce step-by-step projects from 13 of your favourite authors, including Kelly Rae Roberts, Traci Bautista and Josie Cirincione
- Work with unique materials like foil, plaster, leather and molding paste (to name just a few) alongside everyday art supplies like paint, paper, stamps and fabric
- Explore exciting new techniques for dyeing paper and fabric, transferring images to fabric and wood, and painting with beeswax
- Create meaningful and personal masterpieces, including canvases, posters, jewellery, albums, mobiles, banners and more
Collage encompasses a wide range of creative styles and techniques that are explored here by Randel Plowman.
- Offers step-by-step instruction, visual inspiration and even a library of copyright-free images
- Covers all the necessary materials, tools and know-how, from adding colour and transferring images, to décollage (tearing away layers)
- Inspiration from 52 creativity prompts, such as a collage using the letters of a single word
Color Origami: Botanica offers a new twist on the beloved practice of meditative colouring.
This book features instructions and patterned sheets to colour and fold into a gorgeous array of origami flowers, butterflies, birds and other inhabitants of the garden. Pad-bound with removable pages, it contains more then 60 intricately hand-drawn origami papers that are also lightly printed with folding guidelines.
Colouring the designs is a creative and soothing experience in itself. Transforming the flat sheet into a sunflower, a grasshopper or a dove adds an element of magic that makes origami one of the most popular craft practices for people of all ages.$19.99
Color Origami: Fauna offers a new twist on the beloved practice of meditative colouring.
This book features instructions and patterned sheets to colour and fold into a whimsical menagerie of wild animals. Pad-bound with removable pages, it contains more then 60 intricately hand-drawn origami papers that are also lightly printed with folding guidelines. Colouring the designs is a creative and soothing experience in itself.
Transforming the flat sheet into a panda, a fox, an elephant or a rabbit adds an element of magic that makes origami one of the most popular craft practices for people of all ages.$19.99
Each page of this brilliant book is actually a box! Simply tear along the dotted lines, fold along the scored lines and you've created a gift box perfect for storing all kinds of goodies, especially Easter treats.
The boxes are beautifully decorated with black and white designs of birds and blossoms, which you can customise by colouring in with pens or pencils. Get creative with your colour scheme or use traditional colours from nature – either way, this fantastic book of easy-to-assemble boxes will make sure your gifts are truly special.$19.99