Paper cutting seems to be all the rage with many books sprouting up on this subject. This has a quality feel with a beautiful cover, one of my favourite designs from this book. It is well designed with simple projects that anyone can make. It starts with simple folds, progresses to accordion folds - single, double and quadruple. It then demonstrates layered folds - double, triple and quadruple. My main criticism is that the images for the folds are small and I don't find them that easy to use. In the second part of the book you will find contemporary projects such as cards, collage or book covers to make with the skills you have learned in part one. There are 14 good projects. In part three, the books takes inspiration from six designers with some exciting projects for those who have mastered the paper cutting skills. Finally there is a how to make the projects section in black and white, which I found too small - you might need a magnifying glass. All in all I liked it despite its foibles and it will trigger off lots of ideas of your own. --yarnsandfabrics/crafts, October, 2012
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Transform a simple sheet of paper into a delicate snowflake, a sweet flower, or a dainty doily—or create an enchanted forest using a modern twist on the traditional technique for making paper dolls. Paper cutouts get a fresh look in this contemporary approach to the practice of transforming paper into art. It’s full of clever and cute designs and a range of different cutting techniques that you can use to make your own cutouts for display, decoration, or embellishment.
Offering a range of styles, this book presents paper cutting techniques through clear step-by-step instruction, detailed diagrams, and templates. Once you’ve mastered the basics, creative uses for paper cutouts are offered, including as cards, gift wrap, mobiles, collages, stencils, garlands, and more.
Make the paper cuts in this book and add a creative touch to your home, gifts, or projects.