B3896. Simply Paper Cutting / Bondoc Simply Paper Cutting: Hand-Cut Paper Projects for Home Decor, Stationery & Gifts by Anna Bondoc. 2012. 144pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
This unique approach to paper cutting features bold graphic motifs drawing on Japanese, Scandinavian, and Arts & Crafts designs. Through projects and step-by-step instructions, papers are layered and re-cut to create richly textured paper creations - works of art and craft that appeal to the eye and your sense of touch. Anna demonstrates how a single motif can be arranged in multiple ways and then shows you how to apply the various techniques to note cards, journals, and gift boxes. The book includes stencils for each project, along with suggestions for alternative sizes/applications. Tools and materials are simple: craft knife, glue, and a cutting mat.
B3442. Fold / Moote Fold by Cherryl Moote. 2011. 120pp. 8.5"x11". Spiralbound paper
Shows you how to use simple paper folding techniques to create books, envelopes, fold-outs, explosion folds, 3D structures, and cards. A fold is a magical thing. With just one crease a flat piece of paper is transformed and on its way to become a new creation. The instructions for over 20 projects are complete, well-illustrated, easy to follow and thoroughly tested. Also includes detailed information about paper crafting tools, materials and work techniques. All the info you need to create your own magical and fun paperworks. Black & white illustrations, full-color gallery.
LR17-4. Letter Arts Review Vol.17, No.4: Greeting Card Issue LAR Greeting Card Issue. (Volume 17, No. 4)
Features a wide selection of calligraphic greeting cards for Christmas, New Year's, and other holidays. Includes printed and handmade cards, personal and commercial designs. 120 examples from 94 artists representing the USA and 12 other countries. Approximately half are reproduced in full- color.
B3067. Creating Art from Nature / Doughty & Larsen Creating Art from Nature: How to Handprint Botanicals by John Doughty and Sonja Larsen. 2008. 80pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
Nature printing produces amazingly detailed images by applying inks and paints to leaves, flowers, and plants and pressing them onto various surfaces. This fully illustrated, step-by-step, practical guide to the craft and art is by two of its masters. It presents easy projects for kids with tempera paints, as well as numerous techniques for adult crafters and artists. Illustrated with 200 color photographs.
Easy prints using stamp pads
Easy-to-advanced greeting cards
When to use brush, brayer or dauber
Drying plants for successful printing
How to make your own printing press
Creative background techniques
Flower pounding -- natural dyes
How to print with metallic powders
Printing on tiles, glass and clay
Complicated printing made easy
Tips on composition with botanicals
Sources for new and old processes
B3323. Constructing and Covering Boxes / Hollander Constructing and Covering Boxes: A Beginner’s Guide by Tom & Cindy Hollander. 2009. 64pp. 8.5"x11". Paper
If you want to make boxes, you need to buy this book. It is a treasure.
Tom and Cindy present very thorough instruction for only two box projects: a hinged box and a clamshell box. Each stage of the box is broken down into detailed steps, each illustrated with a good color photo. (There are over 230 photos in the book.) Using the book is similar to having a master box maker demonstrating the construction for you - and also showing you all the small techniques that are so important in a well-crafted box. First, they show and tell you the tools and materials you will need and why you need them. Then they present how to determine the grain of book board, bookcloth, and paper. Next is cutting board and covering materials, followed by two pages and thirteen instructional photos presenting the essentials of gluing. Now you are ready to learn how to make the two boxes! At the end of the book are fill-in-the-blank worksheets to figure each of the pieces needed for different sizes of the two boxes, plus a glossary and thirty examples of boxes to inspire you. Dimensions are given in inches.
B2998. Photo Op / Moote B2998. Photo-Op by Cherri Moote. 2007. 132pp. 8.5"x11". Spiral Paper
From vintage images to the instant images of the 21st century we are surrounded by photographs. Are you looking for some great projects to showcase those images? In Photo Op you will find simple display options, clever storage projects, fun albums, arty showcases, and heritage albums. Book artists will find that the projects are versatile, allowing them to explore imagery, form and structure in exciting ways. Examples and suggestions given throughout the book act as a springboard for further artistic explorations.
Photo Op includes instructions for 15 projects and countless variations. Instructions are clear and precise, amply diagrammed with line drawings, and further illustrated with both black and white and color photographs of the projects.
B2605. Paper Delights Paper Delights.
By Cherryl Moote. 2004.124pp. 5.5"x8.5". . Spiral Paper.
Features card, paper folding & bookbinding ideas for papercrafters who want to showcase special papers.
Projects include dry embossing, iris folding, bargello, basic paper quilting, rotating cards, origami inkwell, origami
kimono and happi coat, a bookmark, a takeout box full of paper fortune cookie books and a miniature library in a folded slip case. 3 pages of color.
B3446. Collage With Color / Davies Collage With Color: Create Unique, Expressive Collages in Vibrant Color by Jane Davies. 2005. 128pp. 8.5"x10", Paper
With concise instruction and color photos, you learn how to make rich patterned papers using sgraffito, drip transfer, stamping, masking, stippling, and other techniques. Then you use your papers for cut-paper collage projects. Covers papers, paints, and brushes and color theory.
B4140. Ladies of Letterpress: A Gallery of Prints B4140. Ladies of Letterpress: A Gallery of Prints by Jessica White and Kseniya Thomas. 2015. 192pp. 11.1"x14". Paper
Presents work from over 80 presses with a woman at the helm. You get to see an amazing range of pieces, from greeting cards to broadsides and posters, printed in a variety of type, lettering, and illustration styles. Each piece is accompanied by details of paper, inks, and press used in its printing, along with a profile of its printer. The photography and printing are superb, often showing the paper texture and the bite of the printing into the sheet. An unusual feature is that all the pages are perforated, so you can detach and post or frame any of the 80 full-page examples. There are also four interviews with proprietors of these inventive establishments.
B4137. Shadow Type: Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering B4137. Shadow Type: Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering by Steven Heller and Louise Fili. 2014. 352pp. 7"x9.8". Paper
This book presents a broad spectrum of examples of relief and shadow lettering -- from advertising, shop signs, billboards, posters, type-specimen books -- drawn from the nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries, a particularly rich period for these kinds of letters. The selections are from the United States, Italy, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom, as well as a few from other countries. This collection is packed full of ideas and inspiration -- you will find a surprising number of ways to give depth to letters.