Hand Decorating Paper

Hand Decorating Paper

by Marie Browning
     
 

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Make exquisite, one-of-a-kind paper to use as stationary and gift wrap, for greeting cards and envelopes, collage work, and many other crafts. Using inexpensive and readily available supplies, you can create spectacular effects—even if you think you have no artistic ability! Apply historic and modern techniques, including batik, block printing, marbling,… See more details below

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Make exquisite, one-of-a-kind paper to use as stationary and gift wrap, for greeting cards and envelopes, collage work, and many other crafts. Using inexpensive and readily available supplies, you can create spectacular effects—even if you think you have no artistic ability! Apply historic and modern techniques, including batik, block printing, marbling, splattering, and tie-dye. Make faux leather paper, transfer color with tissue paper, and design with stencils and rubber stamps. The possibilities are truly endless!

" . . . easy techniques to creating gorgeous

papers."—Somerset Studio

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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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