The Black Apple's Paper Doll Primer: Activities and Amusements for the Curious Paper Artist

Overview

Join the creator of The Black Apple, Emily Martin, on a trip through her magical world of paper dolls, imaginary places, and clever craft projects.

Inside this book you’ll find 21 sweet, mysterious characters with clothes and accessories all their own—from a busy beekeeper’s daughter to a bird-loving librarian. You’ll also find 16 dolls ready to be designed and brought to life by you! Emily will show you how to draw, paint, and personalize your...

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Overview

Join the creator of The Black Apple, Emily Martin, on a trip through her magical world of paper dolls, imaginary places, and clever craft projects.

Inside this book you’ll find 21 sweet, mysterious characters with clothes and accessories all their own—from a busy beekeeper’s daughter to a bird-loving librarian. You’ll also find 16 dolls ready to be designed and brought to life by you! Emily will show you how to draw, paint, and personalize your way to a little paper replica of anyone you’d like.

With basic art supplies and the instructions in the book, you’ll also learn to:

   • Make a custom wedding invitation or holiday card
   • Color, cut, paste, and frame a unique family portrait
   • Design your own paper clothes, shoes, glasses, and the like
   • Cut and fold an armoire for doll-sized clothes
   • Build a paper theater using one of the TK illustrated backdrops
   • Direct a stop-motion film with jointed paper doll actors
   • And so much more!

So sharpen your scissors and get ready for a unique and wonderful adventure.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for The Black Apple’s Paper Doll Primer:
“This book is packed full of loveliness—stunning paper dolls, creative paper projects, even a stellar toy theater, all with Emily's unique blend of irreverent sweetness. Please be seated with smelling salts nearby: Fainting might occur. It's that good.”
--Amy Karol, author of Bend-the-Rules Sewing and Bend-the-Rules with Fabric
 
“A trove of great imagination, and many fine diversions.”
--Rob Kalin, founder of Etsy.com
 
“It's like getting to play with the characters of Emily's paintings and step a little closer into their world.”
--Jenny Hart, author of Sublime Stitching and Embroidered Effects
 
Praise for Emily Martin:
“…sweet and appealing…”
--Rob Walker for The New York Times Magazine
 
 “The world of Emily Martin is enchanting, exquisite, and ethereal. Behind the soft hues and the peaches-and-cream palette, one can see a lively and fertile mind at work. An aching and mysterious sweetness blends with beguiling touches of the enigmatic and the peculiar, and the results are often remarkably sublime.”
--Richard Sala, author of Peculia, Delphine, and Cat Burglar Black
 
“The Black Apple is the perfect place to turn to for a little taste of culture.”
--Alternative Press magazine
 
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307586568
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/2/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 966,843
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Join the creator of The Black Apple, Emily Martin, on a trip through her magical world of paper dolls, imaginary places, and clever craft projects.

Inside this book you’ll find 21 sweet, mysterious characters with clothes and accessories all their own—from a busy beekeeper’s daughter to a bird-loving librarian. You’ll also find 16 dolls ready to be designed and brought to life by you! Emily will show you how to draw, paint, and personalize your way to a little paper replica of anyone you’d like.

With basic art supplies and the instructions in the book, you’ll also learn to:

   • Make a custom wedding invitation or holiday card
   • Color, cut, paste, and frame a unique family portrait
   • Design your own paper clothes, shoes, glasses, and the like
   • Cut and fold an armoire for doll-sized clothes
   • Build a paper theater using one of the TK illustrated backdrops
   • Direct a stop-motion film with jointed paper doll actors
   • And so much more!

So sharpen your scissors and get ready for a unique and wonderful adventure.

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  • Posted March 28, 2012

    Beautiful art! I was pleasantly surprised by such whimsical char

    Beautiful art! I was pleasantly surprised by such whimsical characters who are so thoroughly developed. This is a great paper doll collection. Winfield is a wonderful artist who creates interst and emotion.

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  • Posted March 19, 2012

    Check out this book!

    Great book for the young and young at heart!

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