The Art of Papercraft
Unique One-Sheet Projects Using Origami, Weaving, Quilling, Pop-Up, and Other Inventive Techniques
by Helen Hiebert
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Pub Date 15 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 12 Feb 2022
Storey Publishing, Storey Publishing, LLC
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 159 members
I was so inspired by this book! It is very approachable for an absolute beginner like me. The techniques guide you step by step with very clear diagrams; the list of equipment needed is not daunting as with many crafts, and the photographs of contemporary artists paper creations are nicely peppered through the book to stimulate and encourage you to take the craft further.
50 projects, each requiring just one sheet of paper - good to dip into when you have the time and space to play.
It includes a comprehensive history of paper making - a very versatile fibre, used by the Japanese for clothing, screens and lanterns.
Well written and researched, and offering hours of enjoyable creating!
LOVE this book. Can’t wait to get a paper copy. An impressive array of paper crafting techniques and several projects to go with each technique. Ideas from a variety of artists with photos of their works that reflect techniques in the simpler projects in the book and inspire you to get creative. Lots of interesting background information, tips, and resources. I’ll be making some small holiday gifts from the ideas shown. Not at all the usual sort of craft book! Highly recommended.
The Art of Papercraft: Projects Techniques to Spark Creativity with Just One Sheet of Paper by Helen Hiebert is everything I ever needed to know about paper without me knowing I needed to know it. Such as paper properties and even the grain of paper was new to me. One who has used paper to decorate for holidays and make paper gum wrap chains as a child to as adult make greeting cards and scrapbooking, I found I knew very little about paper itself. I found it all explained very interestingly. Also given is information on tools and of course techniques.
However, it was the different chapters on projects that was most attention grabbing. Now I would describe my self as an intermediate with folding, cutting, quilling, three dimensional shapes. Not really thought about doing it all with one sheet of paper. I found all were appealing. I have not tried them all but the ones I have gave clear instructions, wonderful how to photos, drawings, and templates. For someone advanced in art this may not be comprehensive enough but for me it was just right. So I would think it would be for most.
The publisher through Net Galley provided a digital ARC. I have voluntarily decided to read and review, giving my personal opinions and thoughts.
Awesome book with lots of projects and ideas. Will be good guide for easy and fun family projects. Also provides good visual steps to each and every projects.
I approached this book with just an open heart and a lot of curiosity!
What I received was an introduction to such an extraordinary world, from a very passionate author.. So I call it a great success!
This book has all the ingredients to be the kind you pick up just for fun and then realize it changed your life. It approaches paper from its history, from the very basic process of papermaking, to its importance as an art form, and it provides you with all kind of projects, from simple ones, which can be a child's play, to more complex ones that can elevate your practice into creating art.
I loved the respect and love that shone from the pages for this material we find so basic to our lives. It was a refreshing read, a cheerful one, an inspiring one. It is a perfect gift for someone who wants to have a fun activity and for someone who wants to go deeper in the craft and art of paper. I love the big number of artists it featured and their different approaches, for me it was more than anything enlightening and inspiring.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
A vibrant and wonderful instructional book for papercrafting! This book gives a straightforward, but detailed overview from needed materials, methods, and a huge variety of projects. Gorgeous, colorful, step-by-step pictures or diagrams accompany all of the projects. Some of the project categories include: constructing, folding, cutting, papermaking, etc. This is a perfect place to start if you want to learn about papercrafts!
Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.
A beautiful and creative crafting guide that emphasizes technique over specific projects (without removing the projects all together). I love how colorful everything is and that each section has both pictures and illustrations along with the written instructions.
Excellent book on papercraft. Many projects are described with images and clear directions. These pages make the reader feel they can complete the project. There is also a lot of great information on the history of papercraft and what tools to use. This is a must purchase for our library.
This book was incredibly well-executed. It was visually appealing, well organized, and provided an impressive variety of information and resources. A lot of craft books I've read fall into the trap of being useful only to absolute beginners, or so advanced that you need a lot of prior experience to understand them, but this book felt like it was able to avoid either of those trappings. I came away genuinely inspired to play with the new techniques and materials I learned about, which is exactly what I hope for when I pick up a craft book. I took a college course in book arts that opened my eyes to just how versatile paper is a material, and reading this book made me feel like I was able to relive that experience in book form-- and even with that prior experience, I still learned lots of new things. This book is a treasure trove of information.
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