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Paper Cutouts

Paper Cutouts

by Helene Leroux-Hugon, Juliette Vicart
     
 

45 spectacular designs for handcrafting with paper cuttings.

The art of paper cutting has a long history. Ancient cuttings, some dating from before 1000 B.C., have been excavated in China's Xinjiang province. Today, paper cutting is a popular handcraft worldwide, with a variety of applications.

Paper Cutouts features 45 designs of stunning

Overview

45 spectacular designs for handcrafting with paper cuttings.

The art of paper cutting has a long history. Ancient cuttings, some dating from before 1000 B.C., have been excavated in China's Xinjiang province. Today, paper cutting is a popular handcraft worldwide, with a variety of applications.

Paper Cutouts features 45 designs of stunning motifs that can be used around the home or framed as elegant artworks. Each design includes a full-sized template to photocopy in advance. The authors provide step-by-step instructions that explain how to fold and cut, with the intricate designs revealed in white or colored paper.

The designs include:

  • A hanging lamp
  • Room dividers and screens
  • Motif rounds (swans, winter chalets, angels)
  • Motif squares (spring, summer,
    winter, autumn)
  • Wall friezes (under the sea; garden; on the farm)
  • Repeating motifs (bird on a branch, fern, scarabs)
  • Mirror motifs (dragons, herons).

Paper Cutouts is a beautiful how-to guidebook for this ancient handcraft and a unique showcase of modern designs for artists and crafters.

Editorial Reviews

The Virginian-Pilot - Kay Reynolds
This is a prime find for those who love stenciled designs.
Arlington Heights Daily Herald
All you need to make unique, expensive-looking wall art is colored paper, scissors and a copy of "Paper Cutouts."
Crafts 'n Things
The authors provide 45 dazzling motifs, complete with step-by-step instructions for a variety of designs.... Even a novice can reproduce these beautiful designs just right for modern tastes.
Herald-Leader (Lexington KY) - Susan Smith-Durisek
Full of inspiration and encouragement for future research, this book is a starting point for replacing empty wall space with designs from around the world.
From the Publisher
Study this ancient art and use the fold-out templates to rev up the "wow" factor on your seasonal invitations, greeting cards, wrapping paper and to-and-from tags.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews
Better plan on setting aside a few weekends, because I bet you'll find yourself redecorating room after room once you start with this engaging book.
School Library Journal

Cut-paper ornaments are popular in many countries, particularly China (where they originated), Latin America, and Europe. The complex lacy designs require patience and a steady hand to complete. This is an eclectic selection of full-size patterns with minimal instructions for experienced cutout crafters who must decide for themselves which tools to use and in what order to do the cutting. However, the finished wall and window decorations are worth the effort. Suitable for general crafts collections.


—Constance Ashmore Fairchild

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554073207
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
09/14/2007
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Hélène Leroux-Hugon graduated from the School of Fine Arts at Angers, France, and is a graphic designer as well as an author.

Juliette Vicart is a self-taught artist and the author of several books.

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