• Origami & paper engineering
      February 2014

      Cut and Fold Techniques for Pop-Up Designs

      by Paul Jackson

      Introducing techniques for making pop-ups from one sheet of card, the third title in this series on paper engineering takes folding techniques into the third dimension. Each chapter introduces a new technical idea and shows how that technique can be adapted in many different ways, or combined with techniques from earlier chapters. These 3-D techniques can be incorporated into any design where typography and/or illustration are used, including mail-shots, personal publicity, invitations, business cards and greetings cards. With their emphasis on surface design over complex cutting, the pop-ups have an instant appeal for designers. Following the elegant, easy-to-follow style of Paul Jackson’s other titles for Laurence King, Cut and Fold Techniques for Pop-Up Designs is an essential resource for marketing professionals and design students.

    • Origami & paper engineering
      March 2013

      Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials

      by Paul Jackson

      Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials is a unique collection of over 40 attention-grabbing cut-and-fold designs that when printed and illustrated form memorable give-aways to promote and advertise services and products. The book provides a one-stop source for novelty promotional materials, many appearing in print for the first time. Some designs are interactive toys that turn inside out or reveal hidden faces when played with, others are more practical, offering ingenious ways to fold-up letters, brochures and posters, or to create novelty envelopes and leaflets. All the designs will enhance a message or presentation, grabbing attention in ways that simple printing can never achieve. Following the elegant, easy-to-follow style of Paul Jackson’s other titles for Laurence King, Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials is an essential resource for marketing professionals and design students, and an inspirational guide to anyone looking to enhance the presentation of their product or service.

    • Book & paper crafts
      May 2014

      The Use of Models in Medieval Book Painting

      by Editor(s): Monika E. Müller

      Until recently, the phenomenon of copying in medieval book painting has been considered mainly in terms of the reconstruction of pictorial sources used for the composition or iconography of miniatures, initials, or decorative elements. Although historic sources only rarely mention the circumstances of manuscripts’ production, one particular widely-accepted hypothesis has prevailed until now, according to which artists used model drawings or sketch books with the aim of facilitating the production of copies and the creation of new picture cycles. However, it is no longer sufficient to regard medieval book painting in its diachronic dimension only through these lenses. Rather, one should consider Robert W. Scheller’s critique that “When using the model hypothesis one must always be mindful of other factors which are known to have played a part in the transmission of art in the Middle Ages”. The contributions of this volume deal with these issues by focusing on book painting between the 10th and 16th centuries.

    • Book & paper crafts
      May 2014

      The Use of Models in Medieval Book Painting

      by Editor(s): Monika E. Müller

      Until recently, the phenomenon of copying in medieval book painting has been considered mainly in terms of the reconstruction of pictorial sources used for the composition or iconography of miniatures, initials, or decorative elements. Although historic sources only rarely mention the circumstances of manuscripts’ production, one particular widely-accepted hypothesis has prevailed until now, according to which artists used model drawings or sketch books with the aim of facilitating the production of copies and the creation of new picture cycles. However, it is no longer sufficient to regard medieval book painting in its diachronic dimension only through these lenses. Rather, one should consider Robert W. Scheller’s critique that “When using the model hypothesis one must always be mindful of other factors which are known to have played a part in the transmission of art in the Middle Ages”. The contributions of this volume deal with these issues by focusing on book painting between the 10th and 16th centuries.

    • Book & paper crafts
      October 2014

      NEW CRAFTS: CREATIVE BOOKBINDING

      Learn the classic art of bookbinding, with 25 inspiring projects

      by Mary Maguire

      Bookbinding is a classic craft that has been practised for over 1,000 years, and is reaching new heights of design and innovation today. This volume is packed with inspirational ideas that are highly original, including a college folder made from a pair of jeans, an elegant wedding album covered with beautiful silk flowers, and a garden notebook complete with miniature spade and fork. You can even make a padded cloudshaped book in which you can record the fantastic dreams of the night before. The 25 projects can all be made with simple paper, card and cloth materials, and using basic tools, many of which can be found around the house. Whatever you choose to make, the wealth of material and ideas shown here means that you can create a wide range of special gifts and heirlooms. NEW CRAFTS: CREATIVE BOOK CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      December 2014

      NEW CRAFTS: PAPIER MACHE

      25 creative projects shown step by step

      by Marion Elliot

      If the idea of creating something special from next to nothing appeals to you, then papier-m ch is the ideal craft. A pile of old newspapers, some glue and a couple of pots of paint are, surprisingly, almost all you need to create the 25 inspired ideas presented in this book. Objects both large and small range from traditional vases, bowls and frames to more unusual items such as a kaleidoscopic room divider, exotic blind pulls and a Cinderella chair. A techniques section introduces the beginner to making paper pulp, building armatures, layering, cutting and drying. For today s designers conscious of recycling, papier-m ch is the perfect medium to express creativity without the worry of waste and expense, and the subtle, sophisticated finishes shown in this book are perfect for the modern home. NEW CRAFTS: PAPIER M CH 25 creative projects shown step by step Marion Elliot CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      March 2016

      THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: FLOWERING PATTERNS

      75 mindful designs to colour in

      by Anness Publishing

      Take time to relax and clear your mind with this beautiful pocket-sized book of floral designs to colour in. As you choose your colours and start to bring the pattern to life you will find yourself entering a deeply peaceful state, completely focused on creating your unique picture. Art therapy at its simplest; focus on colouring in your picture and forget about the cares and stresses of the day. You can colour in as little or as much as you like, taking your time to develop your picture the way you want it. Start colouring today and enjoy the still, quiet voice of calm this simple meditative practice will bring. THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: FLOWERING PATTERNS 75 mindful designs to colour in CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      March 2016

      THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: COLOURING MANDALAS

      75 mindful patterns to enjoy

      by Anness Publishing

      Take time to relax and clear your mind with this beautiful pocket-sized book of mandalas to colour in. As you choose your colours and start to bring the pattern to life you will find yourself entering a deeply peaceful state, completely focused on creating your unique picture. Art therapy at its simplest; focus on colouring in your picture and forget about the cares and stresses of the day. You can colour in as little or as much as you like, taking your time to develop your picture the way you want it. Start colouring today and enjoy the still, quiet voice of calm this simple meditative practice will bring. THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: COLOURING MANDALAS 75 mindful patterns to enjoy CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      March 2016

      THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: CALMING PATTERNS

      75 mindful designs to colour in

      by Anness Publishing

      Take time to relax and clear your mind with this beautiful pocket-sized book of distinctive patterns to colour in. As you choose your colours and start to bring the pattern to life you will find yourself entering a deeply peaceful state, completely focused on creating your unique picture. Art therapy at its simplest; focus on colouring in your picture and forget about the cares and stresses of the day. You can colour in as little or as much as you like, taking your time to develop your picture the way you want it. Start colouring today and enjoy the still, quiet voice of calm this simple meditative practice will bring. THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: CALMING PATTERNS 75 mindful designs to colour in CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      April 2016

      THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: RELAXING PATTERNS

      75 mindful designs to colour in

      by Anness Publishing

      Take time to relax and clear your mind with this beautiful pocket-sized book of intricate patterns to colour in. As you choose your colours and start to bring the pattern to life you will find yourself entering a deeply peaceful state, completely focused on creating your unique picture. Art therapy at its simplest; focus on colouring in your picture and forget about the cares and stresses of the day. You can colour in as little or as much as you like, taking your time to develop your picture the way you want it. Start colouring today and enjoy the still, quiet voice of calm this simple meditative practice will bring. THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: RELAXING PATTERNS 75 mindful designs to colour in CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      April 2016

      THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: COLOURING MEDITATION

      75 mindful patterns to enjoy

      by Anness Publishing

      Take time to relax and clear your mind with this beautiful pocket-sized book of intricate mandalas to colour in. As you choose your colours and start to bring the pattern to life you will find yourself entering a deeply peaceful state, completely focused on creating your unique picture. Art therapy at its simplest; focus on colouring in your picture and forget about the cares and stresses of the day. You can colour in as little or as much as you like, taking your time to develop your picture the way you want it. Start colouring today and enjoy the still, quiet voice of calm this simple meditative practice will bring. THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: COLOURING MEDITATION 75 mindful patterns to enjoy CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      April 2016

      THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: MINDFUL COLOURING

      75 relaxing patterns to enjoy

      by Anness Publishing

      Take time to relax and clear your mind with this beautiful pocket-sized book of nature patterns to colour in. As you choose your colours and start to bring the pattern to life you will find yourself entering a deeply peaceful state, completely focused on creating your unique picture. Art therapy at its simplest; focus on colouring in your picture and forget about the cares and stresses of the day. You can colour in as little or as much as you like, taking your time to develop your picture the way you want it. Start colouring today and enjoy the still, quiet voice of calm this simple meditative practice will bring. THE PEACEFUL PENCIL: MINDFUL COLOURING 75 relaxing patterns to enjoy CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Greeting cards
      December 2018

      PRACTICAL POP-UPS & PAPER ENGINEERING

      A step-by-step course in the art of creative card-making

      by Trish Phillips and Montanaro

      Pop-ups are ingenious mechanical paper devices that are designed to surprise, entertain and educate, and this informative practical guide reveals all the secrets of making them yourself. Projects begin with basic mechanisms such as the V and A fold, and then progress on to more complex paper engineering involving pivots, layers and tab pulls. Every section includes an inspirational gallery of work from established paper engineers and pop-up artists. Whether you want to make a simple children's birthday card, a set of elegant wedding invitations or a complete pop-up book of your own design, this step-by-step volume will be a constant reference. Learn the mechanics of making your own paper pop-ups and novelty cards, with over 100 innovative techniques and projects to follow Opens with a fascinating history of paper engineering and gallery pages featuring work from the best pop-up artists to inspire your own designs Features exciting pop-up projects of every level, from simple cards to complex architectural designs Includes useful tips on choosing paper and card, and a guide to materials, techniques and troubleshooting CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts
      September 2014

      THE OLD-FASHIONED HAND-MADE SWEET SHOP RECIPE BOOK

      Make your own confectionery with over 90 classic recipes for irresistible sweets, candies and chocolates, shown in 450 stunning photographs

      by Claire Ptak

      THE OLD-FASHIONED HAND-MADE SWEET SHOP RECIPE BOOK Make your own confectionery with over 90 classic recipes for irresistible sweets, candies and chocolates, shown in 450 stunning photographs Claire Ptak CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Greeting cards

      MAKING POP-UPS & NOVELTY CARDS

      A masterclass in the art of paper engineering

      by Trish Philips

      Pop-ups are ingenious mechanical paper devices that are designed to surprise, entertain and educate, and this informative practical guide reveals all the secrets of making them yourself. Projects begin with basic mechanisms such as the V and A fold, and then progress on to more complex paper engineering involving pivots, layers and tab pulls. Every section includes an inspirational gallery of work from established paper engineers and pop-up artists. Whether you want to make a simple children's birthday card, a set of elegant wedding invitations or a complete pop-up book of your own design, this step-by-step volume will be a constant reference. Learn the mechanics of making your own paper pop-ups and novelty cards, with over 100 innovative techniques and projects to follow Opens with a fascinating history of paper engineering and gallery pages featuring work from the best pop-up artists to inspire your own designs Features exciting pop-up projects of every level, from simple cards to complex architectural designs Includes useful tips on choosing paper and card, and a guide to materials, techniques and troubleshooting CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Gift books
      September 2012

      THE ILLUSTRATED PROJECT BOOK OF MAKING GIFT CARDS AND SCRAPBOOKING

      360 easy-to-follow projects and techniques with 2300 lavish photographs

      by Cheryl Owen Alison Lindsay

      The complementary crafts of creative greetings cards and decorative scrapbooking offer the opportunity to create personalized designs that celebrate life's special events. This superb practical book contains 360 ideas, craft techniques and designs shown in 2300 evocative photographs. Make a greetings card to celebrate New Year, a cute rabbit for a first birthday, and a gilded card for a wedding anniversary. Create scrapbooking pages to remember a party, use sepia-tinted photographs for a display of a family wedding, and use mementoes for a lasting impression of a special holiday.With ideas to suit all tastes, this is the ultimate source book for crafters. THE ILLUSTRATED PROJECT BOOK OF MAKING GIFT CARDS AND SCRAPBOOKING 360 easy-to-follow projects and techniques with 2300 lavish photographs Cheryl Owen and Alison Lindsay CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Origami & paper engineering
      June 2014

      THE PRACTICAL ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ORIGAMI

      The complete guide to the art of paperfolding

      by Rick Beech

      Origami is intricate and delicate, amusing and entertaining, and beautiful yet inexpensive. This comprehensive book contains an amazing collection of traditional Japanese models, toys, games and action origami, animals and flowers, practical origami for the home, party tricks, decorative models and stunning modular pieces. Each section begins with a simple project and progresses to models that will test your skills and reward you with a great sense of accomplishment.With 1500 photographs and origami pieces to suit every preference and ability, this inspirational and practical book ensures that you will never look at a piece of paper in quite the same way again. THE PRACTICAL ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ORIGAMI The complete guide to the art of paperfolding Rick Beech CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Book & paper crafts

      Papercraft Project Book

      125 step-by-step papier-mÔøΩchÔøΩ, dÔøΩcoupage, paper cutting, collage, decorative effects & paper construction projects shown in 700 photographs

      by Lucy Painter

      Over the centuries, diverse traditions of paperworking have been developed all around the world. This book has gathered together over 125 papercraft projects for making at home, from paper construction projects to exquisite examples of d coupage, papier m ch , paper cutting and collage. Projects include silhouettes, mirror frames, lampshades, screens, Christmas decorations, stationery, greetings cards, gift wraps, treasure boxes, children s toys, trays, ornaments, vases, plates and mobiles. A comprehensive section at the beginning of the book describes all the materials and equipment you will need, as well as essential paperworking techniques. PAPERCRAFT PROJECT BOOK 125 step-by-step papier-m ch , d coupage, paper cutting, collage, decorative effects & paper construction projects shown in 700 photographs Lucy Painter

    • Book & paper crafts
      March 2015

      160 EASY-TO-MAKE CRAFT PROJECTS: FABRIC, PAPER & MUCH MORE

      A compendium of stylish objects, gifts, furnishings and decorative keepsakes for the home

      by Lucy Painter

      Beautiful to look at as well as fun to make; here is a sparkling selection of fabulous craft projects. Many are simple enough for the least experienced hobbyist, other are more challenging but all have been designed for maxiumum decorative and creative effect. There are projects for frames and plaques to hang on the wall; pretty curtains and pillow cases; painted fabrics; fashion accessories and eye-catching giftwraps. From a lover s keepsake and an elegant curtain tieback to a medieval tile effect for floors and a delicately embroidered scarf, this book is a treasury of ideas and inspiration for every creative crafts enthusiast. 160 EASY-TO-MAKE CRAFT PROJECTS: FABRIC, PAPER & MUCH MORE A compendium of stylish objects, gifts, furnishings and decorative keepsakes for the home Lucy Painter - Creative home-made artefacts to decorate the home, illustrated with over 750 photographs Covers a wide range of craft techniques, from papercrafts to wirework and tinwork, from polymer clay modelling to stencilling and printing, and from machine embroidery and patchwork to decorating glass and ceramics Includes helpful materials and techniques sections for each craft Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions show readers how to produce the best results About the Editor: Lucy Painter is a highly creative artist and editor in a wide variety of craft techniques. For this volume she has brought together the work of a number of craft artists and designers. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

    • Greeting cards
      April 2015

      THE COMPLETE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CARD-MAKING

      200 step-by-step techniques and projects with 1100 photographs ÔøΩ a comprehensive course in making cards, envelopes, invitations, tags and papers in a host of different styles

      by Cheryl Owen

      Beautiful to receive as well as fun to make; here is a sparkling selection of fabulous card-making projects designed for maximum decorative and creative effect. There are cards for holidays and festivals, birthday celebrations, special anniversaries and red letter days, plus cards to express love, friendship, apology, sympathy and much more. The introduction outlines materials and equipment you will need and demonstrates over 50 papercraft techniques to help you achieve your desired design. Bursting with ideas and illustrated with 1100 practical photographs this book is a treasury of inspiration for every creative crafts enthusiast. THE COMPLETE PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CARD-MAKING 200 step-by-step techniques and projects with 1100 photographs a comprehensive course in making cards, envelopes, invitations, tags and papers in a host of different styles Cheryl Owen CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM

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