Paper Cutouts

Paper Cutouts

Book - 2007
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45 spectacular designs for handcrafting with paper cuttings.

The art of paper cutting has a long history. Ancient cuttings, some dating from before 1000 B.C., have been excavated in China's Xinjiang province. Today, paper cutting is a popular handcraft worldwide, with a variety of applications.

Paper Cutouts features 45 designs of stunning motifs that can be used around the home or framed as elegant artworks. Each design includes a full-sized template to photocopy in advance. The authors provide step-by-step instructions that explain how to fold and cut, with the intricate designs revealed in white or colored paper.

The designs include:

A hanging lamp Room dividers and screens Motif rounds (swans, winter chalets, angels) Motif squares (spring, summer, winter, autumn) Wall friezes (under the sea; garden; on the farm) Repeating motifs (bird on a branch, fern, scarabs) Mirror motifs (dragons, herons).

Paper Cutouts is a beautiful how-to guidebook for this ancient handcraft and a unique showcase of modern designs for artists and crafters.

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, c2007.
ISBN: 9781554073207
Characteristics: [103] p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Vicart, Juliette


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sit_walk Sep 10, 2009

Includes patterns, instructions, and plenty of large, clear pictures. If you want to cut paper, this'll get you started.


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