35 stylish projects for gifts, cards & decorations.
Papercutting has a long history, originally as a traditional folk art practised across Europe and North America, and now elevated to new, sophisticated levels. Here, Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell presents a stunning collection of 35 papercutting projects, ranging from party decorations, découpage pictures and paper flowers, to greetings cards and gift tags. All have easy-to-follow instructions, with advice on the best paper to use for a superb result. Papers used in this book range from lightweight crepe paper and tissue to heavier weight card and watercolour paper. Recycling plays an important role, too finding, collecting and using small scraps of discarded paper to incorporate into something new is a rewarding process. Here you will find wallpaper, postage stamps, gift wrap and postcards given a new lease of life. Whether you are new to the art of papercutting, or a skilled crafter looking for fresh ideas, the projects featured in the book will inspire you to pick up your scissors and a sheet of paper and create something beautiful.
35 fabulous step-by-step projects, suitable for experienced crafters and those new to the art of papercutting Learn how to make personalized greetings cards, beautiful gifts and stunning decorations for the home The appeal of papercutting is that it is truly inexpensive, with tools and specialist techniques kept to a minimumAbout the Author Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell originally trained in fine art and is an award-winning artist. She has appeared on radio and television and is a frequent contributor to magazines. She has written over 20 practical craft books, including To Baby with Love, Decorating Eggs, Vintage-Style Beaded Jewelry and Decorating Pumpkins and Gourds, all published by CICO. Deborah is also a keen gardener and is the author of Organic Crops in Pots and Grow Your Own Herbs in Pots.
276 x 208mm, 128pp
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