Synopses & Reviews
Handmade papers have a special quality all their own, and these unique designs take inspiration from the vibrant colors and textures of the sand and sea. Thanks to a vast array of decorative techniques--from water cuts to printmaking to burning--the results are especially attractive. This collection takes an equally creative approach to binding that paper into handsome books. The stitching is decorative as well as strong; the threads and ribbons depart from the traditional materials. Find out about types of pulp and papermaking frames, plus how to make mold and deckle, add strength to silkpaper, dye, form envelopes, do single-and multisection binding, and more. Projects range from rain paper patterned envelopes to paste paper book covers. Every magnificent page encourages crafters to create their own distinctive books as cherished possessions and permanent reminders of favorite moments. Plus: several gorgeous galleries of artistic work.
Thanks to a vast array of decorative techniques—from water cuts to printmaking to burning—the papers are especially attractive, while the handsome books all feature distinctive stitching, materials, and embellishments. Projects range from rain paper patterned envelopes to paste paper book covers. Every magnificent page encourages crafters to create their own exceptional items.
This exciting title guides you through the techniques and artistic considerations of papermaking and bookbinding to create beautiful paper, envelopes and books.