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...
Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Firefly Books; 1st. edition (September 14, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2374068
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Well, yes, as a previous reviewer complained I did find 3 patterns with chickens; but what do you expect from a farmyard pattern? And with 42 patterns in the book I don't fault them for that, and I don't even care for chickens. What I did find was a ...
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 lampRoom dividers and screensMotif 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.