Convey your true feelings of friendship, warmth, and love
Nothing speaks to the heart quite like a handwritten letter. Such a letter is more than just the words it carries, it's a gift. Today, in our society of phones, faxes, e-mails, and post-it-notes, the handwritten letter is almost a forgotten art.
In this gorgeously illustrated guide to creating personal notes, letters, and cards, Diane Maurer-Mathison shares her inspiring and practical ideas for expressing love and gratitude to friends and family through the written word. You'll find advice, examples, and inspiration, as well as a chance to use your rediscovered skills in a dozen creative projects, each of which is presented with full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions. These unique projects range from a thank-you card to a letter to a child to the always eagerly received love letter, and they ensure that this book will remain a source of inspiration for years to come.
|Product dimensions:||8.28(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.63(d)|
About the Author
Diane Maurer-Mathison is a paper artist whose work is represented in major collections around he world, including those at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design. She is the author of several books including Art of the Scrapbook, Paper Art, Marbling: A Complete Guide, The Ultimate Marbling Handbook, Decorative Paper, and a children's book entitled Make Your Own Spectacular Valentines. She lives in Spring Mills, Pennsylvania.
Table of Contents
Rediscovering the Art of Letter Writing (1)
Writing a Beautiful Letter (5)
Letters to A Friend (13)
Love Letters (23)
Thank-You Cards and Letters (33)
Letters to Children (49)
Travel Letters and Postcards (61)
Congratulatory Cards (69)
Holidays and Special Occasions (77)
Artful Envelopes (87)
Making Decorative Paper (95)
RECOMMENDED READING (103)
SUPPLY SOURCES (104)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR (106)