This covetable collection of perfectly mindful origami includes 25 inventive paper projects for all signs of the zodiac, both eastern and western. From an elegant dragon and a complex scorpion to a stylised monkey and a classic rooster, each project is superbly designed and clearly explained with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions. Also included are 30 sheets of origami paper to get you started on a relaxing and creative activity for your digital detox time. Whether you are an origami beginner or a seasoned paper crafter looking for a more complex challenge, Perfectly Mindful Origami will exercise your mind while clearing it of clutter.
The handmade books presented here are meant to spark outings and offer creative ways for you to explore your personal style and interests: Make treasure hunts even more special with a personalized Treasure Hunt Collection Bag and Notebook. Take notes at the beach with a Waterproof Book made with Tyvek pages. Make a canvas-covered Camping Songbook to take with you to the campsite. In this collection of twenty Japanese bookbinding projects, traditional techniques meet contemporary style, from easy-to-fold accordion books to the intricate Japanese stab-stitch bindings.Book artist Erin Zamrzla makes bookbinding 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--is included, and many projects encourage the creative use of ordinary and recycled materials. The projects are: Everyday Outings - Grocery List Pad
- Lunch Box Notes
- Necklace Book
- Cross-Stitch Cover
- Write Your Own Story Journal Outdoor Play - Treasure Hunt Collection Bag and Notebook
- Little League Score Book
- Waterproof Book
- Bicycle Book
- Texture Collector Nature Excursions - Observation Journal
- Leaf and Flower Press
- Fishing Log
- Stargazing Log
- Camping Songbook Road Trips
- Tiny Tickets Memorabilia Book
- Photo Notes
- Notes from the Road Postcard Book
- Fold-Out Map Booklet
- Things to Check Out
Take time to breathe. Take time to create. Take time to reflect, take time to let go. A book that's unique in the way it mixes reading and doing, A Book That Takes Its Time is like a mindfulness retreat between two covers.Created in partnership with Flow, the groundbreaking international magazine that celebrates creativity, beautiful illustration, a love of paper, and life's little pleasures, A Book That Takes Its Time mixes articles, inspiring quotes, and what the editors call "goodies"--bound-in cards, mini-journals, stickers, posters, blank papers for collaging, and more--giving it a distinctly handcrafted, collectible feeling. Read about the benefits of not multitasking, then turn to "The Joy of One Thing at a Time Notebook" tucked into the pages. After a short piece on the power of slowing down, fill in the designed notecards for a Beautiful Moments jar. Make a personal timeline. Learn the art of hand-lettering. Dig into your Beginner's Mind. Embrace the art of quitting. Take the writing cure. And always smile. Move slowly and with intention through A Book That Takes Its Time, and discover that sweet place where life can be both thoughtful and playful.
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.
- 2 full-colored, 32-page booklets
- Clear step-by-step instructions
- Easy-to-follow diagrams
- 20 simple origami dino projects
- 98 sheets of durable authentic origami folding paper
- A variety of different colors and patterns
- 2 bonus sheets of metallic folding papers
- Tyrannosaurus Rex
- And many more...
Create a snowstorm of eye-catching paper snowflakes. This fun-filled, creative book will take you through all the steps to make 32 lovely, lacy designs ideal for holiday decorations and other imaginative projects. the 32 lovely, lacy designs are printed on one side only of fine quality paper. Just cut out the reusable templates provided, and trace these delicate designs. Instructions and tips for folding and cutting are included, as well as interesting facts and quotes about snow. The cobwebby patterns, which are grouped according to skill levels, range from fanciful to realistic.
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.