The Green Guide for Artists inspires artists to make better eco-conscious choices within their work and their studios and shows them how. The book has four sections: The first contains recipes for DIY art supplies such as ones for mixing your own non-toxic paints andadhesives and making your own papers from recycled paper. The second offers safe and green practices for the workspace.The next section shares a fresh look at using recycled materials through creative step-by-step projects and a gallery section.The final section contains a resource guide for eco-friendly materials and supplies, includingwebsites and forum links.
In these pages, Jason Thompson has curated an extensive and artistic range of both achievable upcycled crafts made from books and book pages and an amazing gallery that contains thought-provoking and beautiful works that transform books into art. The content encompasses a wide range of techniques and step-by-step projects that deconstruct and rebuild books and their parts into unique, upcycled objects. The book combines in equal measure bookbinding, woodworking, paper crafting, origami, and textile and decorative arts techniques, along with a healthy dose of experimentation and fun.The beautiful high-end presentation and stunning photography make this book a delightful, must-have volume for any book-loving artist or art-loving book collector.
Full range of paper-crafting techniques. Author is an expert on paper art, with work in major museums. Exciting, upscale projects From richly textured handmade paper to elegant pop-ups, Paper in Three Dimensions brings paper crafting to new levels. Author Diane Maurer-Mathison, a Watson-Guptill favorite, uses the 3-D concept as a springboard to creativity, so her readers can do the same. The hottest paper-crafting topics are all here, including origami, pop-ups, paper sculpture, cast and handmade papers, dimensional sculpture, and boxes and baskets, each presented with fresh projects. Lavishly illustrated step-by-step directions make it simple to create an origami bowl with origami lilies; a greeting card in the shape of the Eiffel Tower; and a pop-up sculpture garden, complete with trees, gated walls, and flowers. Unusual and sophisticated, Paper in Three Dimensions is sure to delight paper crafters from the ground up, up, up!
Papier mache provides an extremely versatile way to make one-of-a-kind, decorative objects for the home or to create stunning fashion accessories. Illustrated with over 125 beautiful, full-color photographs and l00 step-by-step color diagrams and complete with a helpful glossary of special terms, this extraordinary volume offers the perfect introduction to an imaginative medium for craftspeople at every level of experience.
Offers "how-to" instructions for virtually every hobby enthusiast with full text for more than 1,500 leading hobby books and craft magazines that cover Arts & Crafts, Collecting, Home & Garden, Indoor Recreation, Kids' Crafts, Model Building, Needlecrafts & Textiles, and more. EBSCO
The article discusses the history, materials, and means to get started for the art of paper quilling. It says that some people believe that quilling originated in China after the invention of paper or it is used in Egyptian culture while others regarded it as an adaptation of metal filigree. It notes the basic tools used in this work such as quilling tool, needle tool, and circle templates. It also emphasizes that paper quilling requires dexterity to manipulate paper strips and precise gluing.
Offers tips for teaching children how to create cast paper sculptures. Giving students a background lesson in sculpture; Talking with the students about the history of papermaking; Introducing students to important technique and vocabulary.