Paper Illuminated: Includes Fifteen Projects for Making Handcrafted Luminaria, Lanterns, Screens, Lampshades, and Window Treatments

Overview

A candle, a light bulb, or natural daylight illuminating a translucent sheet of paper can create surprises by casting a shadow through holes onto another surface, illuminating a subtle pattern in the paper, or showing off a batiked design. As the popularity of handmade paper grows, this unique book takes the paper crafter beyond stationery, cards, and journals to innovative designs for using colored and textured paper to make striking three-dimensional home furnishings: luminaria, lanterns, room divider screens, ...

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Overview

A candle, a light bulb, or natural daylight illuminating a translucent sheet of paper can create surprises by casting a shadow through holes onto another surface, illuminating a subtle pattern in the paper, or showing off a batiked design. As the popularity of handmade paper grows, this unique book takes the paper crafter beyond stationery, cards, and journals to innovative designs for using colored and textured paper to make striking three-dimensional home furnishings: luminaria, lanterns, room divider screens, sconces, lampshades, nightlights, window shades, and more.

This book includes inspiring full-color photographs of the projects, as well as the works of a variety of talented paper artists. Line drawings illustrate the step-by-step instructions. Paper decorative techniques include piercing, layering, collage, crayon batiking, fold and dye, marbling, nature printing, rubber stamping, stenciling, embossing, and weaving. Also included is easy-to-understand information on lamp basics and safety, wiring and rewiring lamps, and creating interesting lamp bases.

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Editorial Reviews

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"…you'll create some beautiful works of practical art. Natural light, candlelight and even the utilitarian light bulb become objects of beauty when encased in [Hiebert's] paper artwork." - Portland Oregonian

"After seeing her [Helen Heibert] presentation…I'm willing to give it a try." -Dallas Morning News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580173308
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 978,261
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Papermaker and artist Helen Hiebert has served as Program Director at Dieu Donne Papermill in New York City for five years, responsible for program development and administration, editing and design of the mill's newsletter, teaching and papermaking. She has written the popular book Papermaking with Plants, and her most recent Storey title is The Papermaker's Companion. Helen's paper products have been featured in the Dieu Donne papermaking exhibitions, and she has taught papermaking workshops at Dieu Donne, the Women's Studio Workshop, the Horticultural Society of New York, and the New York Botanical Garden. Her paper products have appeared in House & Garden and Country Living magazines. She currently resides in Oregon.

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Table of Contents

Enhancing Paper 1

Paper and Candlelight 22

Paper and Natural Light 40

Paper and Incandescent Light 68

Lamp Basic 114

Appendix 127

Index 134

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