Making and Decorating Your Own Paper
Innovative Techniques and Original Projects
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|Format:||Paperback, 144 pages, New edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||280 colour illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 19 October 1995|
"...How to construct new and recycle old paper; create books, cards, and frames; and embellish boxes....An eight-page gallery at the end, in addition to samples pictured throughout the text, helps make their vision real".-- "Booklist
. "...filled with low-cost techniques aimed at the individual artist who needs basic recipes and methods of papermaking...describe[s] how to decorate finished paper surfaces through the use of dyes, printing, stencils, and marbling....Visually appealing".-- "LJ
. 144 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10.
Fine art papermaking has enjoyed a surge of interest in the past ten years. These two recent additions to the growing body of instructional guides have much in common. Both volumes are filled with low-cost techniques aimed at the individual artist who needs basic recipes and methods of papermaking, from raw fiber to the completion of a high-quality product. Both describe how to decorate finished paper surfaces through the use of dyes, printing, stencils, and marbling. Both cover book making, and both are visually appealing works. Thereafter, these two guides begin to diverge. Shannon includes a broader range of three-dimensional projects such as lamp shades, window screens, and papier mâché jewelry, while Blake and Milne focus more on stationery, albums, and decorative picture frames. Shannon offers diagrams that are a bit easier to understand and more text, but with no words wasted; the level of her writing is sophisticated enough to be interesting without being overly technical. For these reasons, her book is the more highly recommended, though both books would be popular in public library collections.-Sue Olcott, Columbus Metro-politan Lib., Ohio
|Dimensions: ||25.0 x 21.0 x 0.0 centimeters (0.51 kg)|