Making Magic Windows: Creating Cut Paper Projects with Carmen Lomas Garza

Making Magic Windows: Creating Cut Paper Projects with Carmen Lomas Garza

by Carmen Lomas Garza
     
 

Following the hands-on format of Carmen Lomas Garza's highly successful papel picado workshops, this book shows, step by step, how to create beautiful designs and banners by simply folding and cutting tissue paper.

Overview

Following the hands-on format of Carmen Lomas Garza's highly successful papel picado workshops, this book shows, step by step, how to create beautiful designs and banners by simply folding and cutting tissue paper.

Projects you will learn to make include: the Four Cardinal Points, a design reminiscent of the four points of a compass; Tiles, echoing the colorful hand-painted tiles that decorate many Mexican buildings; and The Fan, one of Carmen's favorite designs, featuring leaves, hummingbirds, and flowers. For more advanced students there is a section on using a craft knife safely, and a sample Sunburst project to create.

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This lovely bilingual book describes the history of cut-paper art and the cultures that practice this tradition. Ample illustrations, templates, and step-by-step directions make the projects easy for children age eight and up. The book includes safety pointers for using the requisite craft knives and scissors. Recommended for all library youth collections.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892391592
Publisher:
Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2014
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
8 - 9 Years

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