With easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step illustrations, "Napkin Folding" shows you how to create ingenious napkin fold for every tabletop occasion. Forty-four unique designs include:
- The Lily -- elegant when fanned out in a stemmed glass.
- The French Fold -- insert a place card or menu between the folds.
- The Palm Leaf -- perfect for showing off your napkin-ring collection.
- The Gondola -- ideal for serving breakfast or fruit.
James Ginders, who has a repertoire of more than 180 folds, rates each one by degree of difficulty, ranging from elementary to advanced, and also indicates which folds can be done with paper napkins as well as linen.
This handy practical guide will help you add that special finishing touch to your entertaining table.
Noted expert provides detailed instructions on every aspect of the marbleizing process: selecting a workplace, tools, paper, colors and glue, more. Also, specific techniques for creating 12 striking papers: Turkish, Japanese, comb, wave, and zigzag patterns. Ideal for decorating books, boxes, lampshades; creating wallpaper, greeting cards, wall hangings; more. List of suppliers.
Experienced designers share time-saving hints, tips and techniques in this handy new series from Nippan Publications. Simply explained and clearly illustrated, each book provides a concise reference for beginners and professionals alike. Perspective Drawing & Drawing Cartoons is scheduled for January '97.
Transform a simple sheet of paper into a delicate snowflake, a sweet flower, or a dainty doily--or create an enchanted forest using a modern twist on the traditional technique for making paper dolls. Paper cutouts get a fresh look in this contemporary approach to the practice of transforming paper into art. It's full of clever and cute designs and a range of different cutting techniques that you can use to make your own cutouts for display, decoration, or embellishment.Offering a range of styles, this book presents paper cutting techniques through clear step-by-step instruction, detailed diagrams, and templates. Once you've mastered the basics, creative uses for paper cutouts are offered, including as cards, gift wrap, mobiles, collages, stencils, garlands, and more. Make the paper cuts in this book and add a creative touch to your home, gifts, or projects.
Much care and thought go into gift giving. And the way a gift is wrapped can say a lot about the care and thought that went into its selection. This easy-to-follow, idea-packed volume draws on traditional forms and techniques of Japanese wrapping to create unusual, attractive, and surprisingly simple ways to wrap presents of all shapes and sizes.The Japanese combine a love of ceremony with an equally strong fondness for giving and receiving presents. They have developed a sophisticated system employing many interesting and eye-pleasing ways to wrap all kinds of gifts. This tradition is evident in techniques such as layering several sheets of paper to create a color contrast or subtle shading effect, wrapping part of the gift and leaving pan visible, using origami-like folds to decorate or add interest, and fashioning soft wrappings from large squares of colorfully patterned cloth called furoshiki. The author draws on his extensive knowledge of this Japanese tradition and his experience in other forms of paper craft, including doll making, to create sixty-six imaginative gift wrappings. All sixty-six ideas are shown in beautiful color plates and accompanied by step-by-step instructions that take you from the materials you need to the finishing touches. Let these exciting and creative wrappings add a new dimension to your gift giving.
A revitalization of the paper craft has been rediscovered because of designers and artistically- and creatively-interested web users posting tutorials and then finished products on the internet and blogs. This instructive title is easy to understand and offers a wide range of car designs that can be folded and assembled. The retro-inspired design of the book will fascinate children and adults, which makes it an ideal book for entertaining the whole family.
Produced in association with the Florentine marbling firm, Il Papiro, this lavishly illustrated introduction to hand-crafted paper reveals how anyone, without special artistic training, can make an irresistible array of elegant paper artifacts, devise an innovative paper sculpture, or bind a handmade book. From basic instructions on pulping, drying, and forming paper sheets, to creating marbled, block-printed, and textured paper, or fashioning decorative coverings for trays, boxes, frames, and screens, The Art and Craft of Paper opens the door to a unique medium for creative self-expression.