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B2629. Calligraphy for Kids / Winters Calligraphy for Kids.
By Eleanor Winters. 2004. 128pp. 8.5"x11". Paper.
A kid-friendly guide. The tools, techniques, & projects have been chosen specifically with children in mind. Alphabets are introduced with mono-line tools. Chisel-edged markers are used instead of dip pens. Includes guidelines (which can be photocopied).
B3339. Making Handmade Books / Golden Making Handmade Books: 100+ Bindings, Structures & Forms by Alisa Golden. 2011. 256pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
Folded, glued, or sewn handmade books in a variety of shapes and styles, from rolled scrolls to Jacob's ladders, from folded flexagons to case bindings. Includes an inspiring gallery of Golden's books and contributions by more than 40 established book artists.
Golden is the author of Expressive Handmade Books (B2967) and Painted Paper (B3166).
B3166. Painted Paper (Paperback) / Golden Painted Paper: Techniques & Projects for Handmade Books & Cards by Alisa Golden. 2008. 176pp. 8.5" x 10". Paper $17.95.
Alisa Golden shows how to paint paper using water-based media--primarily acrylic inks, gesso and paste. She first provides advice on paper/ink/paint choices, and introduces the tools needed to complete the projects. Every following chapter showcases multiple methods of painting techniques: washes, stencils, masking, gesso resist, paste papers (an entire chapter!), layered inks, and more. After working your way through the techniques presented, you will have a wealth of beautiful papers -- and in the final chapter, Alisa shows exactly how to use these great papers. Color photos and diagrams illustrate book/paper projects designed specifically to transform your newly painted papers into: an origami envelope, an accordion-folded album, and a decorative box, and much more! Packed with painting techniques and book projects, this title will keep your creative fires ablaze.
Chapters: Papers, Colors, and Tools; Acrylic Inks; Gesso & Stencils; Masking; Paints & Paste; Books and Projects.
B2393. Making Books that Fly, Fold.../Diehn Making Books that Fly, Fold, Wrap, Hide, Pop Up, Twist & Turn. Books for Kids to Make
By Gwen Diehn. 1999 (2006). 96pp. 8.5"x10". Paper.
This full-color step-by-step instruction manual includes projects that magically unfold like a map, tell stories on a scroll, contain cards that slip into pockets, and include pop-ups perfect for celebrating all types of occasions.
B3789. Making Mini Books / McCafferty Making Mini Books: Big Ideas for 30+ Little Projects by Kathleen McCafferty. 2012. 144pp. 9"x9". Paper
Add to your bookmaking repertoire with these adorable mini-volumes, which are often easier to craft than their larger counterparts! Some require only folding and stapling. This charming collection includes beautiful leather-clad journals, block print notepads, accordion-fold mini-zines, and others that feature interior pockets, unique closures, colorful stitching, and eye-catching bindings. Includes an illustrated stitch guide.
Showcases 500 stunning new creations by an array of internationally known book artists, presenting the creative possibilities of books as objects and as sculptural pieces. Includes rich variations on the traditional codex along with works that unfurl, scroll, and flip. Materials used include metal, fabric, wood, and glass, in addition to paper, both machine-made and lush, handcrafted sheets.
B3974. Calligraphy: A Complete Guide / Chazal B3974. Calligraphy: A Complete Guide by Julien Chazal. 2013. 224pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
This lavishly illustrated guide is suitable for beginners, but also has much to offer for more skilled scribes. The book’s 40 alphabets include historical models as well as more contemporary ones.
"It is fabulous - excellent lettering, instruction, examples, and gallery - a real find." Carol DuBosch
B3958. Art Made From Books / Heyenga B3958. Art Made from Books: Altered, Sculpted, Carved, Transformed. Edited by Laura Heyenga. 2013. 176pp. 7.25"x9.25". Hardcover
Some book artists use the mass-produced printed book as their basic material. They cut, carve, stack, and stitch unwanted books to produce original and compelling works. This definitive collection ranges from whimsical pop-up landscapes to powerful sculptures. More than 200 photographs.