At Home With Handmade Books
28 Extraordinary Bookbinding Projects Made from Ordinary and Repurposed Materials
Paperback ISBN: 1590308220
The handmade books presented here offer creative ways for you to explore your personal styles and interests: Create a record of this year's garden with a book made out of seed packets. Collect your favorite recipes under the protective cover of a plastic cutting mat. Make simple memo pads out of recycle bin scraps. In this collection of twenty-eight Japanese bookbinding projects, traditional techniques meet contemporary style, from easy-to-fold accordion books to the intricate and interesting Japanese stab-stitch bindings. Book artist Erin Zamrzla makes Japanese stab binding easy and unintimidating. Her clear step-by-step instructions make even the more complicated stitches easy to re-create. Information on the basics of bookbinding, including terminology, tools, and techniques are included and many projects encourage the creative use of ordinary and recycled materials. Make the projects in this book and discover creative ways to chronicle your life's adventures.
Pride and Prejudice Paper Dolls
Paperback ISBN: 0486297853
8 skillfully rendered dolls and their 48 period costumes recall Jane Austen's classic tale of romance set in the early 19th-century English countryside. The engaging Bennet sisters, Mr. Darcy, and others are accompanied by attractive outfits for church, afternoon teas, weekend visits, neighborhood balls, and a wedding.
Fold Your Own Robots and Battle Your Friends
Paperback ISBN: 1631590529
Make 25 paper robots, dinosuars and beetles - fun for the whole family! Robogami transforms the traditional Japanese art of origami into an action-packed hobby that will provide enthusiasts with endless hours of entertainment. The kit includes detailed instructions for creating a three-dimensional sci-fi world, complete with paper robots, dinosuars and beetles. Kids will love this kit and adults are doomed to be hooked on this super-fun theme of robot origami. Each kit contains a 64-page booklet with folding instructions and full-color photos of finished models. Make 25 robots using the 25 sheets of two sided, two-color paper included in the kit.
Fold Your Own Racers and Battle Your Friends
Paperback ISBN: 1631590510
Make 25 paper race cars and jet planesâ??fun for the whole family! Origami Racer is a fun and instructive kit for adults and children which teaches the fine art of origami through folding paper race cars and jet planes. Reminiscent of the original Japanese transformers, each piece of paper included can be folded into a sleek and fast racer pod for either the street or the sky. Each kit contains a 64-page booklet with folding instructions and full-color photos of finished racers. Make 25 racers out of the 25 sheets of two sided, two-color paper to impress your friends!
The Art of 3-Dimensional Paper Cutting
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0806944900
Create a whole world out of a sheet of paper! In the Japanese art of kirigami it takes just a cut and a fold to form three-dimensional trees, animals, and buildings, as well as an array of decorative cards, household items, and drawings. With the techniques, projects, and templates provided here, shape such magical designs as a Christmas landscape, a delightful circus set, a "Window on Paris," birthday cards, a pencil holder, and much more! 160 pages (all in color), 7 5/8 x 10 1/4.
Hand-Printing Techniques and Truly Original Projects
Paperback ISBN: 0307586545
Demonstrates a range of affordable printing techniques that can be accomplished at home, sharing creative suggestions for everything from wedding invitations and T-shirts to a deck of cards and decorative pillows. Original.
Book + Art
Handcrafting Artists' Books
Paperback ISBN: 1600611540
Discover what happens when you add artmaking and bookbinding together. With Book + Art, explore the basics of surfaces, images and words in order to create provocative works of art with layers of meaning. Whether you're altering a pre-made book or creating your own, here you'll find both the instruction and the inspiration to get it done. In addition to learning mixed-media techniques - such as how to age paper, transfer images and make your own monoprints - you'll be given step-by-step instruction for numerous book structures including: - Single-fold and bi-fold books - Simple and extended accordions - Perfect bindings - Side-sewn books - Single- and multiple-signature books - Boxes - Unbound collections Add the art of the book and the book as art to your own artmaking repertoire today and start making your own meaningful artists' books. Foreword by Judith A. Hoffberg, Editor and Publisher of Umbrella.