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Making Magic Windows/Creating Papel Picado: Cut Paper Art with Carmen Lomas Garza

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This workbook introduces children and their families to the traditional Mexican craft of papel picado. Following the hands-on format of her highly successful papel picado workshops, this book shows, step by step, how to create beautiful designs and banners by simply folding and cutting tissue paper.<P>Projects you will learn to make include: the Four Cardinal Points, a design reminiscent of the four points of a compass; Tiles, echoing the colorful hand-painted tiles that decorate many Mexican buildings; and The Fan, one of Carmen's favorite designs, featuring leaves, hummingbirds, and flowers. For more advanced students there is a section on using the craft knife safely, and a sample Sunburst project to create.

Synopsis:

Author Carmen Lomas Garza is a pioneer in popularizing the traditional Mexican craft of papel picado in the United States and developing it into a sophisticated art form. This workbook shows children and their families how to create these beautiful papel picado designs and banners by simply folding and cutting tissue paper. Children will learn how to craft eight different traditional designs, including The Four Cardinal Points, a design reminiscent of the four points of a compass; Tiles, echoing the colorful hand-painted tiles that decorate many Mexican buildings; and The Fan, one of the artist's favorite designs, consisting of leaves, hummingbirds, and flowers.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780892391592
Author:
Garza, Carmen Lomas
Author:
Lomas Garza, Carmen
Author:
Garza, Carmen Lomas
Publisher:
Connections Book Publishing
Location:
San Francisco, Calif. :
Subject:
Handicraft
Subject:
Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Crafts / Hobbies
Subject:
Paper work
Subject:
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / General
Subject:
Historical / Exploration & Discovery
Subject:
Historical - Ancient Civilizations
Subject:
Children s-Crafts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
Spanish
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
11.09x9.11x.24 in. .65 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Author Carmen Lomas Garza is a pioneer in popularizing the traditional Mexican craft of papel picado in the United States and developing it into a sophisticated art form. This workbook shows children and their families how to create these beautiful papel picado designs and banners by simply folding and cutting tissue paper. Children will learn how to craft eight different traditional designs, including The Four Cardinal Points, a design reminiscent of the four points of a compass; Tiles, echoing the colorful hand-painted tiles that decorate many Mexican buildings; and The Fan, one of the artist's favorite designs, consisting of leaves, hummingbirds, and flowers.

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