Papercutting is an ancient, elegant art that dates almost as far back as the creation of paper itself. In today’s multicultural world, papercutting embraces any number of themes, designs, and images. It is an all-inclusive art that requires few tools and minimal materials. All one needs is instruction and inspiration, both of which are found in good measure in The Art of Papercutting. The book includes more than 20 projects that feature a range of sizes, subject matters, and techniques. Every project features step-by-step photographs and numerous helpful hints.
Renowned papercutter Jessica Palmer shares her art from inspiration to conclusion. Learn how to separate the visual world into positive and negative shapes and design gorgeous images with pattern, texture and impact. A practical section shows step by step how to 'draw with a knife' safely and effectively. Then Jessica provides artistic insights into an inspiring selection of her paper artworks, including silhouettes, portraits, landscapes, fashion images, illustrations, life drawing and more.
Whether as thoughtful gifts or charming home decorations, silhouettes are both lovely to look at and fun to make. No wonder this fine art continues to enchant us today. This delightful kit has all the tools and inspiration a crafter needs to create intricate, beautiful silhouettes of both people and animals: an informative book that explains all the necessary techniques, as well as a history of silhouetting around the world; and includes sample patterns; paper, mats, and more. You’ll get great results immediately!
There's a renaissance underway in the art form of cut paper, with an explosion of raw talent and an abundance of amazing work produced in the medium in recent years. This gorgeous volume features work from 26 contemporary international artists who are creating images of astonishing intricacy, using little more than paper and blade. Featuring a host of new discoveries and including art by such stars as Nikki McClure, Rob Ryan, and Thomas Allen, as well as a number of emerging practitioners, Paper Cutting is sure to engage art buffs and indie crafters alike. An in-depth introduction by paper art expert Natalie Avella illuminates the rich history of the centuries-old form, and a whimsical preface by beloved artist Rob Ryan rounds out this delightful collection.
Artist Magdalena Nowacka-Jannotta demonstrates the art of Polish papercutting known as wycinanki. Using brightly colored papers and a pair of sheep shears, this artist creates paper masterpieces which reflect the social life and customs of Poland.