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
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
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
Follow Clare Youngs' simple step-by-step projects to make a huge variety of creative art projects – all made from old books!
- Folding Books – get folding and make a beautiful bird, a sailor’s knot, and a shining star, they look impressive but are deceptively simple to make.
- Making Scenes – learn how to cut and glue splendid scenes such as tiny paper mushrooms and ferns under a glass bell jar, a fairytale castle, and a tiger in the jungle, all of which would make great gifts, or just keep and display them all yourself!
- Refashioned Pages – transform the pages cut from books to make greeting cards, a botanical print lampshade and hanging birds.
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
Paper Flowers Chinese Style introduces you to 24 unique paper flower patterns, with techniques for their folding and decoration, and tips for composition, colour matching, floral vessels and display.
The patterns are designed to match the 24 solar terms on the Chinese calendar, with six flowers for each of the four seasons. They are ideal for gracing your living room, bedroom, study or hallway, as ornaments on mirrors and bookcases, or as wall hangings and window display, or being made into bracelet, garland and hairpin accessories. Some can look surprisingly realistic, while others are ingeniously designed, all being great for birthday parties, family gatherings, New Year parties and weddings.
Notably, each design has incorporated elements of the Chinese art of flower arrangement, with elegant simplicity and Eastern charm. The book includes patterns for folds for each design.$34.99
The Mixed Media Storytelling Workbook is here to help you tell your story and turn it into a personal and meaningful work of art.
With 20 techniques, projects and words of wisdom from best-selling authors, it is easier than ever to find the inspiration you need. Plus, you'll have plenty of space for adding photos, collages and more in the 80 lightly textured pages here, in your book. So what are you waiting for? Document your story for yourself, or the world!
- Dozens of tips, prompts and techniques to help you create your story
- Advice and encouragement from eight of our favorite authors
Mixed Media Workshop is filled with inspiring step-by-step mixed-media projects from seven talented artists, each one sharing his or her unique style and techniques. From collage and artist trading cards to portraits and still lifes, this book encompasses both abstract and fine-art approaches to mixed media.
- Gives beginners all the tools they need to start creating their own unique works of mixed-media art!
- Showcases the work of several different artists, exposing readers to a variety of mixed-media styles, step-by-step projects and techniques
Will help aspiring artists learn mixed-media techniques specific to altering photographs, creating texture, composing collages, creating still lifes and portraits, crafting artist trading cards, making mail art, using found and recycled items, and much more.$24.99
The team behind Mollie Makes magazine have brought together all their favourite papercrafters in a range of impressive disciplines from papercutting to papier mache. They share their tips, stories and beautiful projects, inspiring us all to pick up an old book, a newspaper or a vintage map and get creative.
Learn how to make stylish cards to impress friends and family, create unique folk-inspired papercut artworks, fold origami lily fairy lights, and decorate your home with an impressive handmade lampshade, a delicate paperbird and a mini party pinata. With simple projects requiring only the basic kit of paper, glue gun and craft knife, as well as more complicated ideas using decoupage, quilling, pop-ups and papier mache, there is plenty to keep you busy.$32.99
Created by tried-and-true origami author Duy Nguyen, these 13 ghoulishly gruesome origami monsters are all ready to cause mayhem. Nguyen's creature-feature stars include such favourites as Dracula, the Mummy, Wolf Man and even the Headless Horseman.
This fun kit includes everything you need to start folding: 50 sheets of origami paper and very detailed instructions on how to make them. Fold at your own risk!$19.99
This origami art book features the work of 25 contemporary master folders who are among the most innovative origami artists working today. They are pushing the boundaries of origami vigorously in new directions in terms of style, scale, materials, subject and scope.
The stunning photos and brilliant essays demonstrate why origami is now an international art movement – largely through the efforts and artistic genius of a few contemporary masters. The trailblazing efforts of Japanese artist Akira Yoshizawa elevated the paper folding to an artform by showing how subtle shapes and figures could be created from a single sheet of paper though a variety of non-traditional folding techniques.
Artists in other parts of the world – including the United States, France, England, China and Scandinavia – took Yoshizawa's cue and pushed these techniques further and further. The result has been the emergence of many new and surprising sculptural forms created through techniques such as wet folding, curved creasing, tessellating and the application of alternative materials besides paper.$39.99
Once Upon a Piece of Paper is a visual feast that offers advice in the world of collage.
Readers are treated to a simple yet sophisticated "look and learn" approach to the art of collage by the author. As she shares insights into the artistic process, her playful compositions illuminate various approaches to the art form, spark ideas for creativity and encourage aspiring artists to take risks, allowing space for wonderful accidents to occur.
The package includes an attractive hardcover case with a 112-page paperback book and 50 two-sided sheets of unique, printed collage papers to get you started. This set begs to be the inspiration for all your collage mysteries, discoveries and creations.$27.99
This is an inventive, trendy and refined look at the popular Japanese art of paper folding. It features 40 projects and accessories ranging from jewellery, bookmarks, table decorations, children's room decorations and projects for holiday activates and past times.
The projects have been carefully selected to appeal to the amateur paper crafter while offering inspiration for those who are more adept at the craft. The instructions are easy to follow with detailed diagrams, templates and photography accompanying the projects.$34.99
For the would-be architect, the papercraft hobbyist or a model builder, Origami Architecture will provide hours of activity with impressive results.
There are over 900 photographs detailing the cutting and assembling of the pieces, most without using glue or tape. Once the structure is attached to the base not only will does it look amazing, but it can be folded up and taken anywhere.
The book includes instructions and templates for 16 buildings: Arc de Triomphe, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Hall of Supreme Harmony, White House, National Centre for the Performing Arts (China), Sydney Opera House, Eiffel Tower, Osaka Castle, Petronas Towers, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, United States Capitol, Chrysler Building, Athens Parthenon, Lincoln Memorial, Palace of Westminster.
Plus a CD-ROM is included with all the templates, with clearly marked lines for cutting, folding and gluing – just print them out and you are ready to go.$29.99
If you're eager to dive into a premium collection of challenging origami designs, then this exciting paper folding guide is for you! LaFosse's expert instructions will step you through the creation of origami masterpieces that are beautiful to behold and make wonderful gifts. While knowledge of some basic folds is needed, the clear, expert instructions allow you to learn origami at a very high level, without requiring a great deal of previous origami knowledge or experience.
The book contains:
- Advanced origami folding techniques and tips
- Clear, step-by-step instructions
- 15 signature origami projects
Also featured are articles on paper selection and preparation for each project, advanced techniques, such as "wetfolding" and compound origami plant design and construction.$24.99
In this new edition of the indispensable and easy-to use guide, readers can discover the variety in origami paper art with these fully updated instructions.
Easy-to-follow diagrams and step-by-step instructions describe how to create beautiful models with a combination of fantastic traditional papers and stunning modern prints, and the simple folding sequences inside can be used as the base for many different designs then combined to create over 50 specially chosen projects that will charm and entertain.
Whether folding for fun and relaxation, to create useful vessels and boxes, or to amuse and fascinate children, this is an essential reference for the beginner and experienced folder alike.
Look inside the book.$39.99
Origami Bonsai makes it possible for paper folders at every level to create unique botanical sculptures at home by folding delicate paper flowers and leaves and attaching them to natural branches. The book features:
- Multi-colour photos and drawings
- Step-by-step instructions
- Explanations of dozens of folding techniques
- A 3 hour DVD video tutorial
- All videos are also streamable or downloadable online
The book also shows you how to select natural twigs, branches and stones – and how to assemble them into a lifelike finished origami sculpture.$19.99
Anyone would look twice at a flower with one of these paper butterflies perched on it! This unique collection of origami designs will help you create folded paper models of familiar and exotic butterflies from around the world.
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 patterns, so no paint or glue is required, just unpack and start folding right away!
The kit contains:
- Two full-coloured, 32-page booklets
- Clear step-by-step instructions
- Easy-to-follow diagrams
- A butterfly design system and tips
- 12 simple origami butterfly projects
- 98 sheets of durable, authentic origami folding paper with a variety of different colours and patterns
Origami Fish and Other Sea Creatures presents a collection of 20 delightfully fishy designs by some of the world's most famous origami artists including Robert Lang, John Montroll, Marc Kirschenbaum, Steven Palmer, Rob Snyder, Viviane Berty and many others. The book's diagrams and instructions accompanied with the step-by-step online videos are detailed enough for even origami beginners to have the guidance needed to create a virtual aquarium full of beautiful paper fish.
This kit includes everything you need to get started:
- A full-colour 64-page book with step-by-step instructions
- 20 original origami projects
- 60 two-sided sheets of colourful patterned origami papers
- Step-by-step online video instructions for each model
With the 64 patterns featured in Origami Flowers, paper-crafters can create beautiful bouquets to brighten up lives and to entertain young minds.
The patterns are organized by season, so crafters can always have the appropriate blossoms for every occasion. Flowers are also known to have a language of their own, so the author goes into detail about what the various flowers represent providing an educational element to this already fun hobby.$26.99
The therapeutic effects of origami are well known in Japan and here Mari Ono – an expert in Japanese papercrafts – reveals how a few simple folds can reduce stress, improve concentration and help overcome negativity.
By focussing on the experience of creating beautiful paper flowers, objects, animals and more, this collection of 35 projects will guide you on a path to connectedness, awareness and improved physical and emotional health. Not only that, the feelings of joy and satisfaction gained from completing a model will bring inner peace and help to redress emotional imbalances in our daily lives.
To get you started, over 60 pieces of origami paper are provided, including a selection of sheets you can colour in yourself – another activity proven to elicit a calming response in the body.$34.99
Combine traditional yet simple origami techniques to make charming decorative items for your home, parties and table settings. Begin with easy flat folds to make stylish coasters and heart-shaped notes, then move on to more dimensional forms such as tiny gift boxes and beautiful realistic floral displays. Soon you’ll be able to move beyond the basics to use round/rectangular-shapes to make Christmas trees and decorations, dolls’ furniture or take inspiration from the gallery to create your own designs.$14.99
Origami master Duy Nguyen takes a fun, unique approach to the traditional Japanese art form to create the ultimate doll's house projects – using nothing but paper.
He's fashioned complete sets of fabulous miniature furniture for every room, plus accessories – 25 pieces in all – and each one includes detailed and illustrated step-by-step instructions.$24.99
This collection of origami designs includes delightful flowers and foliage, cute animals and other backyard critters that are sure to inspire you to get folding.
Learn how to fold traditional forms such as birds or butterflies, or try out some cute, contemporary designs such as a rabbit or a ladybug. Includes 20 origami paper sheets to get you started.
- 40 charming origami designs
- Detailed step-by-step artwork for every project
- All projects are flagged by skill level
- Perfect for weddings, home decorations or just for fun!
Origami expert Mark Bolitho explains how to make perfectly formed origami objects that are pleasing to fold and make. Includes 32 pages of origami paper so that you can try out these mindful projects for yourself.
The Origami Garden divides into sections on:
- Flowers and Plants (easy roses, cactus and pod, lilies and water lilies and many other flowers and foliage)
- Fruit and Vegetables (mushrooms, strawberries, pineapple, pears and palm leaves, pine tree and pine cone, chilli pepper)
- Garden Life (birds, butterfly and frog)
Create elegant, hand-crafted notes, envelopes and cards to accompany a gift, commemorate a holiday or birthday, or just deliver a heartfelt message.
This kit includes:
- An origami book with step-by-step instructions
- 12 enjoyable origami note & envelope projects
- 32 sheets of double-sided, patterned origami paper