Explore the world of paper crafts with this inspiring book! This guide begins with a section that covers everything about paper, including cool tools, folding and cutting basics, and fasteners and glues. The next section is filled with 20 fun-filled projects, including:
- One-sheet books
- Hot air balloons
You’ll also find an extensive gallery of artists whose work relates to and expands upon each project.
Take a page from this creative guide and start Playing with Paper!
About the Author
Helen Hiebert is a Portland, Oregon artist who constructs installations, sculptures, films and artist books using handmade paper, thread and light to create transcendent experiences that alter viewers' perceptions of time, space and form. She teaches and lectures about papermaking and lamp-making internationally, and serves as an adjunct faculty member at Oregon College of Art & Craft. Helen exhibits her work internationally, she is author of the books Papermaking with Plants, The Papermaker's Companion, and Paper Illuminated, and she is a regular contributor to Hand Papermaking Newsletter. Helen has an extensive network of paper colleagues around the world and her interest in how things are made (from paper) keeps her up-to-date on current paper trends. Visit her online at http://www.helenhiebertstudio.com.
Read an Excerpt
Tracing paper is a type of translucent paper used to trace images. Its manufacturing process includes immersion in sulfuric acid for a few seconds, a treatment that makes it stronger than the original paper. The combination of a thin yet strong paper makes it the perfect choice for this project.
Table of Contents
1 Getting Started: Cut, Score, Fold, and Weave
2 Projects to Play With:
Artistic Ideas for Wearing, Flying, Illuminating, and Inflating Paper
3 Gallery: Taking Paper to New Dimensions
About the Author