In this free eBook, 4 Free Paper Art Techniques: Explore Designs using Paper Collage, Paper Mache, Handmade Paper, and Paper Quilting, we offer you four ways of elevating handmade paper crafts to art.
In "Anthologies, Creating Collages with 'Rescue' Books," Cathy Taylor takes an old book apart and puts it back together in a new way. Rather than destroy the book, her paper collage method brings to light all the lovely worn, faded, and tattered parts and arranges them in an artistic way.
Catherine Nicholls was inspired by street artists to create paper graffiti art and turn it into a paper quilt. Patterns and symbols, graffiti tags, and photos are applied to papers and transparencies. Catherine offers tips for how to sew paper together, creating visual stories in paper quilting.
|Jody Ohl's paper
collage on wood pieces.
Jodi Ohl's "Itty Bitty Bits of Inspiration, Winter Blue Sweetheart Magnets" can send a message, prompt an affirmation, or spell out a poem in these mini paper collages. Applied to leftover pieces of wood, these tiny works of art make use of decorative papers and text.
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Some spell it paper mache, others papier-mâché-but either way, turning wet paper into art is fun! Gail Walker uses with graphic handmade papers, glitter, and hand stitching to create adorable shoe sculptures in "Step into a Story." Her tutorial includes a shoe pattern, tips for stitching on paper, and ideas for making your own graphic handmade papers.
We know you'll enjoy learning the techniques and making the projects in 4 Free Paper Art Techniques: Explore Designs using Paper Collage, Paper Mache, Handmade Paper, and Paper Quilting and encourage you to use them as a jumping off point for your own adventures in paper art. Download it now, for free.
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