The Complete Book of Oriental Designs: A Source Book for Craftspeople and Artists Plus a Gallery of Inspirational Finished Pieces

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Figures, birds, flowers, stylised motifs, borders and symbolic patterns abound in this inspirational sourcebook which contains over 300 specially commissioned black and white line illustrations for use in projects and artwork.
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Trade Paperback New Figures, birds, flowers, stylized motifs, borders, and symbolic patterns abound in this inspirational sourcebook containing more than 300 specially ... commissioned black-and-white line illustrations for use in projects and artwork. Inspired by the artistic periods borne of the ancient dynasties, each project is an interpretation of the best of Oriental style--drawing inspiration from the celebrated art, architecture, textiles, and ceramics throughout the region's long history. A gallery of finished pieces introduces papercrafters to the possibilities awaiting further study, as well as suggested applications of each design--on book covers, in cards, as an embroidery, and much more. Read more Show Less

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Figures, birds, flowers, stylised motifs, borders and symbolic patterns abound in this inspirational sourcebook which contains over 300 specially commissioned black and white line illustrations for use in projects and artwork.
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"At the beginning there are several pages showing large colored photographs of a variety of different projects made using the designs to inspire you."  —MyShelf.com

"We're loving the beautiful birds, blooms, characters and borders. Each motif can be used on its own, or you can choose a small area to suit your card."  —Papercraft Inspirations

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844484416
  • Publisher: Search Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Series: Design Source Books Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Judy Balchin is an artist and graphic designer who teaches silk, glass, and porcelain painting. She is the author of" Decorative Painting on Glass, Ceramics and Metal. "Julia D. Gray studied for nine years with Kurenai-kai, a nonprofit educational organization that teaches the art and techniques of Japanese embroidery. Jane Greenwood is an illustrator and designer, specializing in stenciling and home decor. Elaine Hamer is a professional illustrator and the author of "Art Nouveau Flowers." Polly Pinder studied graphics at Leeds Art College. She is the author of many books, including "Eyelet Greeting Cards," "Garden Flower Designs," "Handmade Oriental Cards," and "Medieval Designs."
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