With today’s wide selection of papers, there’s nothing you can’t create--even jewelry, like the gorgeous pendants, necklaces, and earrings in this remarkable collection. Mulberry paper, scrapbook paper, tissue paper, handmade paper, paper flowers: these very easy, very achievable projects use every type. The 40 pieces are divided into Zen inspiration, featuring works of stunning simplicity; Nature Inspiration, including a Golden Leaves Necklace and Earrings; Fabulously Feminine, with sweet touches such as foam board hearts and silk ribbons; and For the Girls, designed for pre-teens and teens. And on nearly every spread, there’s a special boxed “Paper Perfected” tip for successfully mastering such details as getting a smooth finish, using ultra-thick embossing powder, and painting on tissue paper.
Create exquisite paper jewelry with the look of copper, silver, and gold! Discover how the centuries old technique of quilling paper can give you modern, sophisticated jewelry without a high price tag. Author and quilling enthusiast Ann Martin shows you how to turn metallic-edged papers into stunning--and sturdy--earrings and pendants in The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry. Whether you're an experienced jewelry maker looking for new techniques or a quiller who wants to turn your creations into one-of-a-kind jewelry, this guide to gilded paper jewelry has what you need. Pairing step-by-step illustrations with detailed tutorials on rolling coils, scrolls, and other unique quilled shapes, The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry shows you how to create twenty eye-catching designs. With Ann's expert guidance and a few minimal tools and supplies, you can create your own wearable paper art and more!
Creating handmade paper is fun, easy, and eco-friendly too! Every one of these 25 gorgeous papers uses repurposed, recycled, and natural materials, from junk mail to grass clippings and coffee grounds. The simple recipes yield attractive results, and even beginners can master the basic techniques. And crafters will love the fabulous ideas for showing off their handiwork, including a greeting card, gift wrap, tags, books, a molded decorative bowl, and more. Make paper with: Grass Seeds Coffee and tea Flower petals Old denim Herbs Lavender Soy fibers Plant pulp Cumin and marigold Chili pepper
By mixing relatively simple jewelry making methods with standard paper arts techniques, "Altered Paper Jewelry" offers paper crafters, altered art aficionados, and jewelry makers creative new ideas for creating stylish and contemporary jewelry from gorgeous paper. Projects include: jewelry decorated and constructed with found paper, photos and beautiful scrapbook papers; beads fashioned from rolled paper, covered with decoupage, and molded with paper craft accessories; paper-like materials, such as vellum, transparencies, shrink plastic and printable fabric paper punched, cut, shrunk and rolled into mini wearable masterpieces, and more. Includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions and templates.
Less than a day's drive from Boston, New York and Philly, the Catskill Mountains have long been a popular weekend retreat for city folk. The attractions are many - quiet lakes, scenic hikes, top-notch resorts, crafts and some of the country's best fly-fishing spots.
An innovative presentation of the craft-book genre, this volume offers an informative guide to paper crafts and projects by makers at the leading edge of today's craft revival.
Vacations never end when you've scrapbooked their special memories in original ways. Inventive techniques and materials, shown in inspiring sample pages, are especially suitable for recapturing the fun associated with 'getting away from it all'. It's easy to imaginatively draw attention to photographs by adding decorative accents that relate to your subject. If you've taken a picture of a flower-laden veranda, for example, place dried flowers near it. Don't forget to include keepsakes from your trip like travel tickets and documents. Mementos, such as a charm bracelet or foreign coins, will instantly evoke a time and a place. Placing these treasures in a transparent plastic pouch will allow them to be easily seen as well as protected. Small reproductions of paintings and prints of the locale you visited will immediately transport you back. Headline pages by creating lettering that ties into your theme. If you've traveled to Florence, spell out the name of the city on tiles like those you might see in Italy. A single title across two pages connects disparate items featured on each. Let the patterns, textures, and colors of the papers and artifacts you choose reflect each location. Try faux-animal prints to remind you of a visit to Africa and copper accents to suggest the grandeur of India. Use unevently torn tissue to expand the vista beyond the page to evoke a misty mountainside from a past trip. All the wonderful places you see while away from home can be remembered again as you look through your scrapbook.
Transform junk mail, newspapers, and old phone books into beautiful handmade paper in just minutes! With a simple technique that requires only a blender and some water, Trash-to-Treasure Papermaking shows you how to create unique sheets in a variety of shapes, colors, textures, and sizes. Learn how to incorporate your handmade paper into diverse projects that include invitations, bound books, paper bowls, and ornaments. Let your creativity shine as you explore the fun and simple art of papermaking.