Playing with Paper: Illuminating, Engineering, and Reimagining Paper Art

Playing with Paper: Illuminating, Engineering, and Reimagining Paper Art

Helen Hiebert

Language: English

Pages: 144

ISBN: 1592538142

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Explore the world of paper crafts with this inspiring book! This guide begins with a section that covers everything about paper, including cool tools, folding and cutting basics, and fasteners and glues. The next section is filled with 20 fun-filled projects, including:

- One-sheet books

- Lampshades

- Clothing

- Accessories

- Hot air balloons

- Origami

You’ll also find an extensive gallery of artists whose work relates to and expands upon each project.

Take a page from this creative guide and start Playing with Paper!

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then back into the top section of the top envelope. Pick up the third envelope and place it on top of the first two. Thread the skewer in the same fashion. Continue adding pages until they are all joined (b). PaPer tIdBIts Baby envelopes are available at specialty paper stores, stationery stores, and online, where all sorts of papers, shapes, colors, and sizes can be found. Create custom photos for this book by printing them onto photo paper and cutting them to size. Detail of the binding.

printed side down. Starting at the right edge, mark and score vertical lines at 4, 8 1⁄4 , 9, 13 1⁄4 , and 13 3⁄4 inches (10, 21, 23, 33.7, and 35 cm). Fold along the score lines (i ). h Taper the ends in the 4 inch (10 cm) section if needed and tuck them into the front pocket of the concertina. Use double-sided tape to tack the back edge of the concertina to the cover. Apply four small Velcro dots in the corners to make a closure (j). 046-095_28850.indd 94 046-095_28850.indd 94 (Text) (Ray)

Dtp:225 Page:139 8/27/12 9:59 AM 8/27/12 9:59 AM page 140 } resources playing with paper PaPer and art suPPliers The papers featured throughout the book can be found at the following stores and suppliers. Graphic Products Corporation Carpentersville, IL Distributor of Black Ink and decorative papers Hiromi Paper, Inc. Santa Monica, CA sPeCialty PaPers booKs Cave Paper Minneapolis, MN The Cardboard

she creates art, installations, and artists’ books; trains interns; and hosts workshops and consultations. She is an adjunct faculty member at Oregon College of Art and Craft and teaches and lectures internationally. She is the author of Papermaking with Garden Plants & Common Weeds, The Papermaker’s Companion, and Paper Illuminated and the producer of the film Water Paper Time. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and their two children. To learn more about her work, visit

creasing the new fold. Fold the middle and last folds up in the same manner, aligning all of the edges and creasing each fold (c). b ✂ materIals • paper, cut to size • bone folder • bench hook or strip of wood (optional) c InstruCtIons 1 make the fIrst fold Place the sheet of paper, face down, on the work surface and fold it in half, matching up the short edges as perfectly as possible. Turn the folded paper to position the folded edge at the top of the work surface (a). a 2 make the seCond

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