Hand Decorating Paper

Hand Decorating Paper

by Marie Browning
     
 

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Did you know by blowing bubbles, by happily splattering paint, and by spraying colored tissue with water you can easily make exquisite, one-of-a-kind papers? Use them as stationary and gift-wrap, for greeting cards and envelopes, in collages and many other crafts. From inexpensive and readily available supplies, you'll see the most spectacular effects

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Did you know by blowing bubbles, by happily splattering paint, and by spraying colored tissue with water you can easily make exquisite, one-of-a-kind papers? Use them as stationary and gift-wrap, for greeting cards and envelopes, in collages and many other crafts. From inexpensive and readily available supplies, you'll see the most spectacular effects emerge—even if you think you have no artistic ability! Apply historic and modern techniques, including batik, block printing, spectacularly swirled marbling, and tie-dye. Make faux leather paper, laminate delicate papers to add sturdiness, and design with stencils and rubber stamps. For each technique, there's a project or more: a seaweed marbleized pillow box, so delicate and feathery; a spiral-bound album covered in paste paper; a sun cylinder lantern with handmade rice paper. The possibilities are truly endless!

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Library Journal
Both of these books have interesting and colorful step-by-step projects for decorating paper and using it for craft items. Browning (Handcrafted Journals, Albums, Scrapbooks, & More) uses handmade or purchased specialty papers for marbling, tie-dyeing, and other painting techniques. Projects for using the paper are suggested, but the emphasis is on decorating paper. Lee's projects include making paper from a variety of recycled materials as well as fashioning it into books and household decorations. Beginners may find Lee's general instructions for papermaking somewhat skimpy, although adequate for these projects, and may want to go on to consult a more complete guide such as John Plowman's The Craft of Handmade Paper (LJ 2/15/98). Both of these books are useful additions to public libraries needing more of this sort of material. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806976716
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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