Livia Cetti ups the ante with a host of grander and more intricate new flowers and projects – more blooms, more petals, stronger stems, and bigger, bolder arrangements!
The author will teach you how to play with size, shape, colour and texture to create 25 vibrant single stems in a variety of natural shapes – globes, spikes, bells, saucers, rectangles, cones and arcs – including hydrangeas, coral charm peonies, honeysuckles and paperwhites. Then, you'll use these elemental shapes to build the 15 bright, abundant arrangements including bold wreaths, bountiful bouquets, fantastical gilded wall art and blooming garlands.
Introducing new, never-before-seen techniques for dyeing paper and creating mouldable leaves and petals, this gorgeous guide is perfect for crafters of all skill levels interested in making realistic and unique home decor, gifts, accessories and entertaining essentials.$34.99
This delightful paper craft kit makes origami simple and includes a variety of animals and toys; from a flying fish, dragon puppet and birthday card to a dollhouse bed, coin trick and jump-up insect.
All of the folds are simple enough to be origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami. The origami paper in the kit already has printed patters so no paint or glue is required, just unpack and start folding right away!
The kit contains:
- 2 full-coloured, 32-page booklets
- Clear step-by-step instructions
- Easy-to-follow diagrams
- 32 simple origami projects
- 98 sheets of durable authentic origami folding paper
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
Fold & Fly Butterflies, Birds, and Other Animals that Fly celebrates and explains the miracle of natural flight, while providing readers with easy-to-follow patterns for creating Mother Earth's most amazing winged creatures.
This boxed set includes a full-colour book, over 140 sheets of custom-printed paper and instructions for creating 20 magnificent masters of flight. From a prehistoric pterodactyl, to today's dragonfly, flying fish and a stork, this set reaches new heights in paper art.$19.99
With step-by-step photographic guidance, Elizabeth Moad shows you how to make simple, yet effective, paper flower embellishments, from greeting card adornments to floral bunting and decorations that will brighten any home.
Learn how to apply simple folding techniques such as kirigami and teabag folding to create beautiful blooms for any occasion. There are 21 projects in all, ranging from straightforward concertina-fold flowers to elaborate and elegant paper roses.
Look inside the book.$28.99
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
This volume collects a jaw-dropping assortment of art made from books – by cutting, painting, sawing, laminating, balancing or stacking.
The definitive guide to the emerging art form, Art Made from Books showcases ground-breaking work by today's best practitioners, from Su Blackwell's whimsical pop-up landscapes to the stacked-book sculptures of Jonathan Callan. A foreword by pioneering artist Brian Dettmer and an introduction by design critic Alyson Kuhn complete the collection, presented in an unusual, tactile package with exposed spine.$69.99$17.99
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
The Art of Mindful Origami extends the concept of mindful, art-therapy colouring using 15 origami projects, ranging in difficulty from basic to complex, as tools to develop mindfulness. In recent years, interest in mindfulness has exploded and it is now a part of popular culture. Increasingly, creative pursuits such as coloring are being used as a way for people to focus and enter a mindful state.
Each project starts with a brief description and background to the model. Subsequent pages give instructions for folding the particular model. For difficult exercises, the book details ways of staying focused and calm and using mindfulness to deal with frustration or distraction. This is an important part of mindfulness and leads to a range of benefits for well-being and performance.
Once each model is folded, the book then outlines various related exercises that can help to further develop mindfulness. For example, after folding the paper boat, readers are encouraged to lie down and place the boat on their belly and watch it rock up and down on the "waves" as they breathe. This helps them develop mindful breathing, which is a powerful tool for relaxation and focus.$19.99
The Art of Paper Flowers makes it easy for anyone to create beautiful roses, orchids, tulips and more – completely out of paper.
There are 35 flowers included in the book, and each pattern is accompanied by a complete list of materials required, step-by-step instructions for creating the flower, original paper-folding techniques from the author, full-size patterns and colour photos for reference. Additionally throughout the book, there are interesting bits of trivia, myths or folklore for each delicate flower.$32.99
Renowned papercutter, Jessica Palmer, shares her art from inspiration to conclusion.
Learn how to separate the visual world into positive and negative shapes and design gorgeous images with pattern, texture and impact. A practical section shows step by step how to 'draw with a knife' safely and effectively. Then Jessica provides artistic insights into an inspiring selection of her paper artworks, including silhouettes, portraits, landscapes, fashion images, illustrations, life drawing and more.
- 12 templates provided
- Step-by-step techniques, tips and safety advice
- Dozens of beautiful, inspiring papercuts
Look inside the book.$34.99
The author presents a stunning collection of 35 papercutting projects, ranging from party decorations, decoupage pictures and paper flowers, to greetings cards and gift tags. All have easy-to-follow instructions, with advice on the best paper to use for a superb result.
Papers used in this book range from lightweight crepe paper and tissue to heavier weight card and water-colour paper. Recycling plays an important role, too – finding, collecting and using small scraps of discarded paper to incorporate into something new is a rewarding process. Here you will find wallpaper, postage stamps, gift wrap and postcards given a new lease of life.
Whether you are new to the art of papercutting, or a skilled crafter looking for fresh ideas, the projects featured in the book will inspire you to pick up your scissors and a sheet of paper and create something beautiful.$27.99$17.99
Explore the art of collage and journaling using unique, collected ephemera from antique stores, flea markets, second-hand shops and your own home to unlock your creativity. Basic techniques and project details are illustrated through step-by-step photos and a gallery is included at the back of the book containing ready-to-use vintage clip art.
• More than 75 different collage project ideas
• 14 complete journal projects
• Travel journals
• Recipe keepsake books
• Nature and garden sketchbooks
• Collages to frame or use as note cards and gift tags to share with family and friends … more!
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!$24.99
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.$34.99
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 is the perfect book to continue your journey with these amazing machines. Sizzix expert and author Stephanie Barnard covers card-making basics, her favourite products, and shares projects you can create yourself.
Stephanie's tips, tricks and techniques make it easy to try new projects and make your cards interactive and exciting. Clear photographs make every detailed step simple to follow.
The card projects you can make with Sizzix are practically limitless. Create your own handcrafted greeting cards, decorative envelopes, invitations for weddings and other special events, and add a flourish to thank you cards. With Stephanie's help, let your imagination run wild!$17.99
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
Deck the halls with origami! It's fun, thanks to this cheery holiday pack.Along with an easy-to-follow book that teaches all the basic folds and projects, it contains more than 500 pull-out sheets of origami paper featuring 32 festive motifs. Create a striped candy cane, seasonal wreath, and elegant star ornament.$24.99
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