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
Origami master John Montroll pays tribute to man's best friend with this guide to creating origami dogs.
Suitable for folders of intermediate to advanced skills, the book presents step-by-step instructions and full-colour photographs for each model. More than two dozen breeds range from the familiar Beagle, Chihuahua, Yorkie, Boxer and Lab to the more exotic Basenji, Akita, Otterhound and Bernese Mountain Dog.
Best known as the inspiration behind the single-square, no-cuts, no-glue approach, the author offers readers meticulously developed folding sequences that allow them to create better models with fewer steps.$35.99
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 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
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
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
Create along with mixed-media master Sherrill Kahn as she shows you dozens of ways to make luminous textures and surfaces on both paper and fabric.
This step-by-step visual guide demonstrates exactly how to get great results using paints, inks, resists, stamps, markers and much more. Add colour and texture to collages, art quilts or just about any creative project by exploring more than 50 fun and inventive techniques using easy-to-find supplies.$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
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 is a lovely nature-inspired art and journaling book featuring distinctive artwork, projects, journal pages and unique technique.
Along with hints and tips for photographing nature, collecting and preserving natural elements, the book discusses ways to capture moments and create memories through simple sketches from photographs, painting on fabric, creating journals and journal art, as well as with shadowbox assemblages to display and highlight particular found objects. The artist shares handwritten notes, drawings, poetry and the techniques and materials used.$29.99$14.99
The author of many books about embroidery on paper combines her latest designs with new techniques & materials to create 32 cards, to suit most occasions, based on stylish floral designs, geometrical shapes, animal motifs, mandalas, etc. . . . all charmingly decorated with sparkles, beads & ribbons.
Stitch patterns, easy-to-follow directions, materials' lists & colour photos for all cards.$14.99
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
Creative techniques for scrapbooks, cards, home accents, etc. 30 projects offer an appealing, contemporary take on this craft. From a mobile of paisley motifs featuring colourful crimped strips to a vase of elegant tulips (add cute bees), to unusual designs made with metal, this is an ideal intro to an absorbing craft.$24.99
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
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
This pack includes step-by-step instructions for 10 origami boxes of all shapes, some with lids and some self-closing, and 464 sheets of origami paper in more than 30 different colours and patterns, printed on both sides, and bound into the book for easy removal.
Let your imagination spring to life as you mix and match colours, textures and shapes to create one-of-a-kind boxes. No previous experience or materials are required – everything you need to jump into making origami boxes is included in this pack.$17.99
With just a few simple folds, you'll be able to get from A to B in no time with this fun collection of 35 different modes of transport. Whether it's a galactic space rocket, an airliner flying across the sky, a pirate ship sailing the Seven Seas or a snowmobile zooming down the mountain, you are going to love the projects!
- Simple step-by-step instructions
- No special tools required – just a piece of paper
- Includes 50 pieces of specially designed origami paper
Put on your very own origami finger puppet show! You can create your own origami theatre by making a full range of finger puppet characters!
Origami Finger Puppets includes 25 adorable and entertaining step-by-step designs and 25 sheets of origami paper to practice with. Embellish your finger puppets with 2 sheets of fun, removable stickers. Recreate the characters from your favourite movie or Broadway show, or let your imagination guide the characters you create – the possibilities are endless!$19.99
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.$29.99
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
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)
The Origami Home takes a high-design approach to the traditional Japanese art form to enable you to create the ultimate 'designer doll's house' made from paper. Origami expert Mark Bolitho explains how to make furniture and accessories for every room in the home, including armchairs and sofas, dining tables and chairs, a four-poster bed, a bookcase and a selection of designer-style lamps.
The models are presented within room sets, each with its own interior style – from Shaker to Scandinavian, country to contemporary. Variations demonstrate how the choice of paper – floral, geometric, striped, pictorial or plain – influences the style of the finished piece, and will inspire you to create room sets in any style you choose. For each room set there are step-by-step folding instructions for the key pieces featured in the room.
The back of the book holds a pocket containing a selection of origami papers to get you started. The mix of furniture designs, along with the unique and fun presentation style, will ensure that this book appeals to anyone with a passion for design and interiors, as well as origami and craft enthusiasts.$24.99