• Encyclopedia of Greeting Card Tools & Techniques

    Offers both the beginner and the more experienced card maker an opportunity to learn about all the possible greeting card techniques from the basic to the more intricate. If it has to do with cardmaking, you'll find it in this encyclopedic collection!

    Features include:

    • Every essential term, tool and technique is explained & illustrated (teabag folding, spinner cards, queree)
    • Beautiful, vivid photos of cards fill every page, where they are used as examples of different card making methods
    • Die cutting, gilding, embossing and embellishing are just a few of the many, many effects demonstrated
    • List of holidays worldwide
    • Popular card quotes and sentiments

  • Encyclopedia of Origami Techniques

    A valuable, fully illustrated guide to the folded-paper arts, The Encyclopedia of Origami Techniques provides the reader with easy-to-follow instructions for creating their own paper sculptures.

    Suitable for beginners as well as experienced artists, all the basic folds and bases are included as well as over 30 projects, all explained through simple step-by-step diagrams. By the end of this book the reader will learn to master traditional forms, like the Printer's Hat and Masu Box, as well as modern masterpieces such as the Square Bear and Elias Figure Base.

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  • Explore Mixed Media Collage

    Authors Kristen Robinson and Ruth Rae transform timeless and classic techniques into fresh, trendy artwork. You will learn not only which techniques to use and how to best combine them, but you'll also follow along with tons of easy step-by-step demonstrations along the way.

    • 20+ deconstructed projects to inspire your very own collage-making
    • Showcasing 32 timeless and classic techniques with modern twists from creating your own personal stamps and stencils to creating dimensional objects with plaster wrap and more
    • Three powerful sections that build off one another, starting with basic techniques, moving into step-by-step projects and ending with a fantastic idea-generating collage gallery

  • Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers

    One of the best paper-flower artists working today, Livia Cetti shares her until-now secret techniques for 27 of her most popular flowers, including peonies, poppies, roses, hibiscus and camellias, all made with tissue and crepe paper.

    She will then show you how to combine the flowers to make 21 projects, such as garlands, tabletop arrangements, cake toppers, bouquets, wreaths, boutonnieres and hair clips. The projects are perfect for home décor, gifts, accessorising and entertaining.

    It's surprisingly easy and fast to create flowers by hand and the only supplies needed are tissue or crepe paper, scissors, glue, floral tape, wire and sometimes basic household bleach. The step-by-step photos incorporated throughout ensure that crafters of all levels can succeed in making any of these realistic blooms.

  • Flavor for Mixed Media
    Mary Beth Shaw shares her mixed media painting techniques for working with colour, incorporating many different textures, creating multiple layers, developing a distinct flavour and making all sorts of clever combinations.

    Learn to:

    • Experiment with colour mixing and develop your own tasty triads
    • Achieve texture with unusual tools such as a cheese grater, stencils and 'icing'
    • Clever new ways to use what's already in your art-making pantry
    • Create depth to your work with cut-out shapes or Plexiglas
    • Doodling, bookmarking, collagraph printing, actual food recipes and more.
  • Gelli Plate Printing

    For crafters who love the creative possibilities of monoprinting on gelatin but not the prep time, mess and inconvenience that comes with it, the Gelli Plate Printingis a dream come true!

    Joan Bess unleashes the fun through more than 50 step-by-step techniques. Create intriguing patterns using tools like sponges, textured rollers and homemade combs. Learn how to incorporate stencils and rubber stamps. Experiment with metallic paint, dimensional paint and gel medium. Become a texture-hunter, creating a wide world of effects using embossed papers, natural objects, rubber bands, lace, corrugated cardboard, metal tape, die cut letters...anything goes!

    Even beginners can enjoy immediate gratification – just grab a textured surface, smoosh it into your painted Gelli plate, and you'll have a stack of amazing prints in no time. For experienced printmakers, the inspirations in these pages will push you to experiment, adapt, combine and layer.

  • Geo-Gami Paper Pack

    This handy origami practice pad includes basic origami folding techniques and instructions to make a paper 'masu box', as well as 400 sheets of beautiful origami paper in 32 fun geometric designs.

    Make all your favourite origami models today!

  • Geometric Origami Kit

    The Geometric Origami kit is designed for paper folding novices providing everything you need to create beautiful geometric origami art. Nick Robinson provides eye-catching papers that feature mesmerizing patterns to make your creation visually stunning.

    This all-inclusive kit is includes 75 sheets of origami paper and instructions for 10 eye-popping folds and is perfect to get you started in a lifetime hobby of origami folding.

  • Guide to Endangered Flora in Quilling

    Colourful floral shapes inspired by endangered plant species will attract countless new fans to quilling, the decorative art also known as paper filigree.

    The author presents 42 charming projects with full-colour illustrations and step-by-step instructions. This collection of unique projects includes endangered flowers such as the mountain-dwelling Peach Myrtle, the graceful Slipper Orchid and the shy Snowdrop, as well as some beloved plants that are not endangered, including the Common Poppy, Queen Anne's Lace and Sunflower.

  • House of Cards

    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

  • How to Make 100 Paper Flowers

    Learn how to make 100 beautiful flowers, from lifelike to fanciful. These creations are perfect for weddings and other celebrations, and this comprehensive guide brings you a wide variety of techniques and styles.

    • Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by colour photos and diagrams
    • Techniques include general crafting (cut, shape and glue), origami and quilling
    • All patterns are included

  • I Love Paper

    Explore the never-ending possibilities of handmade paper art with I Love Paper. A practical book of inspiration with 40 paper projects, this illustrated reference guide will teach you the basics of playing with paper. Features include:

    • A comprehensive introduction to various basic techniques
    • Tips, ideas and step-by-step instructions
    • Tricks and techniques to make adorable and accessible paper projects from geometric figures, multi-storey buildings, flowers and various food dishes to how you build up entire settings and stories in paper

  • Ideas for Cardmakers

    Filled with ideas for cardmakers of all levels and especially useful when you just don't know where to start, this fabulous collection of templates will simplify the process of creating beautiful cards.

    Basic information on colour, composition and balance is practically applied in easy-to-use templates that will help the reader save time and provide them with a basic design, so they can focus their creativity on selecting and combining the different elements.

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  • Japanese Paper Embroidery

    Embroidery on paper is a traditional and well-loved craft, here artfully translated into beautiful and understated Japanese designs.

    Each project is accompanied by a full-size template and notes on how to embroider the design, and there are clear and detailed instructions on the materials and tools you require; the essential technique of embroidering on paper; and eleven basic embroidery stitches that can be used individually or in combination to create all of the exquisite designs in the book.

    Choose from a range of ideas that includes drawing, writing and more creative projects, including paper clocks, notebooks, envelopes, decorations, book marks and cards for all occasions. Suitable for those new to paper embroidery as well as more experienced crafters, this book will excite and inspire anyone with a love of Japanese style and clean, simple design.

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  • Japanese Papercrafting

    This book's clear and simple step-by-step instructions, diagrams and photographs show you not only how to create your own handmade washi paper using inexpensive and easy-to-find materials, but how to turn your handmade papers into exquisite paper craft objects.

    With Japanese Paper Crafting you can:

    • Make your own traditional-style Japanese papers
    • Learn two traditional Japanese methods of papermaking, and try your hand at creating truly distinctive papers
    • Create 17 exquisite projects that feature your own handmade paper – or any other paper in your craft collection – including notebooks, purses, wallets, gift cards, desktop accessories and many more

  • Joanna Sheen's World of Cards

    The author presents a fantastic range of timeless designs for cards for all occasions. Discover a fascinating world of ideas and inspiration filled with tips and fun quotes to use in cards.

    Techniques covered include découpage, collage, stamping, embossing, stencilling, pyramage, 3D paper constructs, etc. with 20 step projects and 80+ alternative designs: cards on acetate, with pockets, pop-ups, exploding boxes, waterfalls.