Papercraft

  • Paper Garden
    At the age of 72, Mary Delany (1700–1788) created a new art form, mixed-media collage. Over the next decade, Mrs Delany created an astonishing 985 botanically correct, breathtaking cut-paper flowers, now housed in the British Museum and referred to as the Botanica Delanica.

    Gorgeously designed and featuring 35 full-colour illustrations, this is a sumptuous and lively book full of fashion and friendships, gossip and politics, letters and love. It's to be devoured as voraciously as one of the court dinners it describes.
    $39.99
  • Paper Home

    With a distinctly graphic aesthetic, Esther Thorpe offers a thoroughly modern take on the art of paper folding with step-by-step instructions for 15 stunning origami projects for the home.

    Basing her work on simple, traditional shapes and techniques, Esther creates simple, striking items that appear much more intricate than they are. The book contains projects with varying levels of difficulty. If you consider yourself an origami novice, it might be worth trying slightly simpler projects, like the Triangular Box or Star Garland. These simpler projects are designed to ease you in gently, and many of the items require you to fold multiples of the same shape – an ideal way to practice your skills.

    Mastering projects that use a similar origami technique is also a good way to develop your folding ability. Projects that lend themselves well together are the Photo Holder, Cube (in the Geometric Mobile) and Vase, which are all based on sonobe origami modules. Make paper cranes into a child's mobile or string tiny stars onto a garland before moving on to a functional set of 'feltigami' storage baskets and the more ambitious, and incredibly impressive, concertina lampshade.

    $39.99
  • Paper Jewellery

    Paper Jewellery offers a series of masterclasses by experts who work with paper, and features examples of work from a breathtaking array of international makers.

    Techniques covered include encasing, crocheting, moulding, sculpting, cutting and binding, with paper types ranging from origami papers, to found papers, to paper yarn.

    Whether you want to make a personal piece to preserve a paper treasure, or create high fashion jewellery for exhibition on the catwalk, this book offers inspiration, tips and techniques for everyone interested in working with this sensitive, ephemeral material.

    $29.99
  • Paper Monsters & Curious Creatures

    This book features 30 paper-folding projects to create creepy cult characters from TV, movies and myths.

    In just a few easy steps, crafters can create an array of marvellous monsters and creepy creatures. Simply photocopy each full-sized template onto cardstock; score, cut, fold and interlock the joints. Make a witch on her broomstick, the Grim Reaper with his sickle, the Bride of Frankenstein and other spine-tingling cult favourites.

    The projects range from easy to advanced so there's something suitable for everyone. And, as a special bonus, there are extra projects to access online!

    $24.99
  • Paper Only

    From artists and designers to writers and craft practitioners, the journey of creativity always begins with a blank sheet. Print, cut, sketch and fold your way through the fundamentals of art and design as you push paper to its limits.

    With over 20 inspiring paper projects, the book draws from a variety of artistic disciplines including fine art, print design, typography and interiors. From colour and pattern to composition and texture, each project will teach you a new design skill. But ultimately, this is an ode to and a celebration of paper, giving you carte blanche to explore your creative self.

    $34.99
  • Paper Panda's Guide to Papercutting

    This book has Paper Panda's very distinctive stamp on it and begins with a design section which takes the reader through a personal account of what inspires her, how she works, and how Paper Panda came about. The techniques involved in papercutting are fairly simple and easy to explain, and this is covered through step-by-step demos illustrating various techniques such as infilling.

    • 20 papercut projects include cards, decorations and mounted and framed pictures
    • Each project consists of a template, which is reproduced at full-size at the back of the book, and a finished paper cut, together with some simple instructions
    • Design section to inform and inspire you to design papercuts for yourself
    • Simple enough for beginners, though attractive and interesting enough to inspire more advanced papercutters

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    $36.99
  • Paper Parties

    Erin Hung has carefully curated over 50 paper projects for chic, fabulous celebrations that will delight and inspire anyone who loves to make playful and beautiful things. She offers modern, stunning and relevant projects, through a unique format that combines the beauty of an inspirational, illustrated coffee table book, with the simplicity of a practical craft manual.

    Whether you fancy sending a Secret Love Message, want to dazzle and delight guests with a 3D Gem Stone place name and Flower Bomb confetti pinata, or celebrate the passing seasons with an Origami Advent Calendar, there is something to create and celebrate for every occasion.

    $34.99
  • Paper Playhouse

    With simple techniques including sculpture, printmaking, bookbinding, collage and even ideas for public art, families work through step-by-step instructions while using imagination and budding aesthetics.

    This book goes beyond the typical paper craft project to include contemporary design references like Mid-Century Modern dollhouses, VW buses, paper monsters, costumes and masks, and the classic lemonade stand – all made with unique style and flair!

    Focused around surprising and easily accessibly materials like shipping boxes, shoeboxes, junk mail envelopes, newspapers, maps, found books and other paper ephemera, and with stunning photography by Leslie Sophia Lindell, the 22 projects aim to inspire children to create amazing paper crafts.

    Recommended for ages 7+.

    $27.99
  • Paper Pups

    From a Golden Retriever and French Bulldog to the beloved mutt, these 35 paper pups are appealing and fun to create. They're made using kirigami, an art similar to origami: just photocopy the full-size templates and follow the simple steps to transform a flat shape into a dimensional animal.

    In addition to the dogs, accessories include a fire hydrant, doghouse, a collection of collars and a dog-show pedestal to showcase your blue-ribbon paper pet.

    $21.99
  • Paper Quilling

    Elizabeth Moad takes you through simple step-by-step techniques to show you how to make beautiful quilled cards, gift boxes, tags and wall art for family and friends. Using minimal equipment and featuring flowers, balloons, hearts, owls and more, create unique and lovely gifts for the special occasions in your life.

    Modern motifs, vibrant papers and funky framing can be used to transform this ancient craft into contemporary designs that appeal to all ages. Elizabeth uses elements such as patterns and colour combinations as a starting point and then translates them into exciting quilling ideas.

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    $29.99
  • Paper Quilling Chinese Style

    Sure to delight the myriad and diverse group of crafters who have fallen in love with quilling, this lovely book uses traditional Chinese arts to create an array of paper quilling projects with a distinctly Chinese design.

    Showcasing bold and inventive use of colour, composition and traditional symbols, this book is sure to bring a new level of depth and beauty to your work.

    With simple tools and materials easily found at most craft stores, you will be able to explore the boundaries of Western handicraft and traditional Chinese culture, and your own creativity!

    $29.99
  • Paper Quilling for the First Time

    This book presents 14 techniques that build one another to teach beginners this relaxing and rewarding craft.

    Collect a few basic supplies, learn the basics, then roll, shape and fringe coloured paper strips into intricate flowers, graceful birds, even a 3-D Noah's Ark. Projects show how to apply them to cards, scrapbook pages, etc.

    $14.99
  • Paper Relief Art: Chinese Style

    Paper Relief Art: Chinese Style brings you a new and creative way to covert a simple piece of paper to a three-dimensional form of papercraft artwork.

    The artistic team at the Zhu Liqun Paper Arts Museum share with you their experiences of preparations and knowledge of basic techniques. Both introductory and advanced lessons carry a strong influence of Chinese culture with emphasis on a freehand approach to covey the true spirit of the art.

    Now take out a piece of paper, practice by following the step-by-step lessons that are collected in this book, and incorporate your creativity to transform a flat paper to a magnificent artwork!

    $34.99
  • Paper Stars

    In this wonderful book by well-known Danish paper artist Karen-Marie Fabricius, you can learn how to create these charming paper star ornaments.

    There are 25 designs to choose from, each with detailed step-by-step instructions and photographs. You will also find all the advice you need on the techniques required, such as quilling, and materials to purchase. The author even shows you how to make your own tools.

    A fun and absorbing craft for all the family, these pretty paper stars are not only perfect for Christmas but also look wonderful all year round. Hang them at the window, from the mantelpiece, on cupboard doors or use them as unique adornments for birthday presents.

    $27.99
  • Paper to Petal

    Make playful party decorations, luscious bouquets and sophisticated floral centrepieces with inexpensive tissue and crepe paper. Paper to Petal walks you through the easy basics of transforming simple materials into a vibrant display of fanciful handmade blooms suitable for every occasion.

    Design experts Rebecca Thuss and Patrick Farrell will inspire you to get creative with their time-tested techniques. Customize every petal, leaf or stem to go dramatic or delicate; mimic nature or fashion your blossoms in any colour you can imagine to make something uniquely personal.

    You'll be amazed how easy it is to produce these gorgeous flower projects. These exquisite blooms never wilt, are always in style, and are endlessly fun to create, share and give to everyone you love.

    $39.99
  • Papercut this Book

    Boo Paterson shows you step-by-step how to craft your own intricate rainforests, jungles and the critters that live in them in this easy-to-follow, illustrative book. Learn how to cut and bring to life a variety of animals, from tigers to sloths, kangaroos to orangutans.

    The book includes everything you will need to get started – clear instructions, templates for cutting, as well as easy-to-pull-out, high quality art paper in a variety of colours. It is perfect for beginners as well as those wanting to develop their skills at papercutting. Features include:

    • A chapter on tools, information on materials and step-by-step images on how to master the basic techniques of papercutting
    • Projects of varying difficulties, complete with full colour images of the finished work and clear, instructional templates showing you where to cut or bend the paper
    • Advice on how best to frame and present your completed masterpieces

    $27.99
  • Paperie

    Paperie is a fresh, fun and contemporary book of 100 DIY paper projects, with modern and quirky styling and smart, achievable ideas. You'll find clever ideas for unique stationery, creative home decor, cute paper jewellery, inspiring wedding ideas, upcycled gifts and one-of-a-kind accessories.

    All the techniques – origami, stamping, stencilling, embossing, transfers, stitching on paper, collage, papercutting, decoupage, screen printing and papier mache – include simple step-by-step instructions and diagrams.

    For those who can't wait to get started or who need an instant craft fix, the tear-out pages at the back of the book offer stunning patterned papers and templates that can be used to create some of the projects right away!

    $29.99
  • Paperplay

    Fold, cut and quill your way to creative inspiration with Paperplay. Author Shannon Miller's unique approach to paper will have you folding beautiful cards, cutting a decorative garland, sculpting a floral bouquet and much more.

    Each vibrant chapter showcases a specific technique with projects ranging from simple to complex. Whether you're just discovering the world of papercarft or you've been creating with paper for years, this book has something for you.

    • More than 40 projects including 28 greeting cards
    • Step-by-step photographs and detailed instructions
    • 7 essential techniques: fold, cut, sculpt, quill, stitch, paint and collage
    $42.99
  • Party Origami
    With the materials in this portfolio – 75 sheets of patterned origami paper and a booklet featuring step-by-step folding diagrams – eye-catching party props are just a few folds away.

    Origami enthusiasts and fans of pretty paper accents will enjoy folding chopstick rests, napkin rings, place settings, invitations and more, in a range of colours and patterns.
    $19.99
  • Personal Geographies

    You don't have to be a world traveler or a professional cartographer to embark on a grand journey of self-discovery through mapmaking. Personal Geographies gives you the tools and techniques you'll need to create artful maps of yourself, your experiences and your personal journey.

    Inside you'll discover:

    • 21 mixed-media map projects featuring artistic techniques like working with alcohol inks, painting on a black surface and carving custom stamps
    • Insight into the world of traditional and contemporary maps and how they relate to and inspire personal mapmaking
    • A gallery of maps by contributors from around the world to spark your own creativity

    From mapping your head, hands and heart to recording powerful memories or experiences, the maps in Personal Geographies are a gateway into the fascinating and meaningful world of you.

    $42.99
    $39.99