45 spectacular designs for handcrafting with paper cuttings.
The art of paper cutting has a long history. Ancient cuttings, some dating from before 1000 B.C., have been excavated in China's Xinjiang province. Today, paper cutting is a popular handcraft worldwide, with a variety of applications.
Paper Cutouts features 45 designs of stunning motifs that can be used around the home or framed as elegant artworks. Each design includes a full-sized template to photocopy in advance. The authors provide step-by-step instructions that explain how to fold and cut, with the intricate designs revealed in white or colored paper.
The designs include:A hanging lampRoom dividers and screensMotif rounds (swans, winter chalets, angels)Motif squares (spring, summer, winter, autumn)Wall friezes (under the sea; garden; on the farm)Repeating motifs (bird on a branch, fern, scarabs)Mirror motifs (dragons, herons).
Paper Cutouts is a beautiful how-to guidebook for this ancient handcraft and a unique showcase of modern designs for artists and crafters.
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Number of pages: 104
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 273 x 241 x 9 mm
Full of inspiration and encouragement for future research, this book is a starting point for replacing empty wall space with designs from around the world.--Susan Smith-Durisek"Herald-Leader (Lexington KY)" (12/15/2007)
Study this ancient art and use the fold-out templates to rev up the "wow" factor on your seasonal invitations, greeting cards, wrapping paper and to-and-from tags.
An eclectic selection of full-size patterns ... this finished wall and window decorations are worth the effort. Suitable for general crafts collections.-- (02/15/2008)
All you need to make unique, expensive-looking wall art is colored paper, scissors and a copy of "Paper Cutouts."--Arlington Heights Daily Herald (11/18/2007)
The authors provide 45 dazzling motifs, complete with step-by-step instructions for a variety of designs.... Even a novice can reproduce these beautiful designs just right for modern tastes.-- (04/01/2008)
Better plan on setting aside a few weekends, because I bet you'll find yourself redecorating room after room once you start with this engaging book.--Rainbo Electronic Reviews (09/01/2007)
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review