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
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
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 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
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
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