45 Creative Gift-Wrapping Projects
Paperback ISBN: 1452125996
With just a few simple steps, blogger Sally J Shim shows readers how to turn an ordinary package into a customized present as special as the gift within. From a stitched garland topper and watercolor wrapping paper to a confetti gift tag, each of the 45 creative and achievable projects offers a unique twist on gift wrapping. Plus, each project has multiple variations, leading to endless possibilities for prettying up packages. Including techniques for wrapping oddly shaped packages, ideas for creating reusable packaging (a bonus gift for the recipient!), and projects that require only basic materials, Pretty Packages will inspire gift givers as well as Etsy shop owners to make every element of their package special.
Hardcover ISBN: 1937994023
Won Park has taken the ancient art of origami to a whole new level. Using American currency, Park transforms dollar bills into creative works of art. He relies on the fibrous quality of the paper to fold, bend and twist hundreds of times per model without tearing. With no cutting and no pasting, Park is able to incorporate the details on the bills into his model designs. His signature koi fish is folded in such a way that the patterns on the dollar bill become the scales on the fish, and even the facial features fall in exactly the right place. His designs include a wide array of vehicles, animals, and mythical creatures. In this book, step-by-step instructions are provided for 20 distinct models that are bound to challenge even the most proficient folders. The challenge includes a Formula 1 race car, a toilet, a butterfly, a koi fish, a scorpion, a sea turtle, a fox, an ox, a marlin, a car, a praying mantis, a dragon, a spider, a stag beetle, a stegosaurus, a bat, Pegasus, a fighter jet, a battle tank, and a pig. All models can be made with either one or two dollar bills. Why worry about the declining value of the U.S. dollar? Follow the instructions in this book, and you can transform your dollars into works of art!
Cut & Create Paper Mosaics
Craft Mosaic-by-Number Artworks With Paper Tiles, Scissors, and Glue
Paperback ISBN: 1631062840
A guide to cutting and assembling striking mosaic artwork out of paper instead of tiles provides pre-printed mosaic sheets and templates for crafting 10 incrementally complex mosaic projects. Original.
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!
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.
Creative Origami and Beyond
Paperback ISBN: 1633221644
Packed with prompts, tips, exercises, and engaging step-by-step projects, Creative Origami and Beyond takes readers through a dynamic exploration of the traditional art form. A centuries-old art form, origami has taken on new depth in today's art world, influencing trends in fashion, interior design, exhibition art, and more. Creative Origami and Beyond takes this traditional art form to new levels, guiding readers through a dynamic exploration of numerous ways to fold paper. This inspiring, interactive project book demonstrates both traditional and contemporary origami methods - from working with unique materials and creating custom origami papers to crafting amazing works of art. A general introduction to origami and an overview of basic folding techniques sets the foundation for the book, which is divided into six engaging sections, including modular origami, giant origami, tiny origami, wet origami, and more. Each chapter, taught by an expert origami artist, features clever exercises and prompts to inspire and spark creativity, while step-by-step origami projects for creating wall art, jewelry, decorative objects, and more, help turn origami novices to pros. Includes eight pages of patterned origami paper to help get you started.
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.
Featuring Sense & Sensibility
Hardcover ISBN: 0794432239
A complete text of Jane Austen's Sense of Sensibility includes special instructions for folding 206 of the pages to transform the book into a unique art sculpture, in a book that has an embossed cover and foil-edged pages.