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Paper Art: The Complete Guide to Papercraft Techniques (Watson-Guptill Crafts)

All cutting-edge papercraft styles and methods are found in this creative resource. Starting with the intriguing history of paper making, the book discusses the materials, equipments, and steps required for casting and decorating paper. Included are methods for creating salt-textured and dyed papers: embossing, stenciling, stamping, spattering, marbling, and ink blowing, along with decoupage, quilling, paper weaving, and pop-ups. 265 color illustrations.With excellent instructions and beautiful photos, Paper Art explores numerous aspects of a versatile, age-old medium that still offers today’s crafters opportunity for innovation. The first section covers traditional papermaking techniques, outlines necessary supplies and details several methods, then explains how to add color and texture and how to make shaped papers. The next section, “Decorating Paper,” encompasses embossing, stenciling, stamping, marbling, batik, various printing methods, orizomegami (the Japanese art of pleating the paper to create dye resists), and paste papers. “Papercraft Techniques” demonstrates manipulative methods: collage, papier-mâché, weaving, pleating, pop-ups, and sculpture. For additional inspiration, Paper Art also showcases striking works by 50 leading paper artists.

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