This volume in Collins & Brown’s bestselling Ultimate series reveals all the techniques you need to begin making beautiful projects with paper. The book covers all the basic papercraft techniques, many of which can be achieved using only paper, scissors and glue. There is also a chapter on materials as well as a useful tools section for more advanced papercrafting techniques. Once you've got the basics covered, you will be amazed at the variety of paper techniques there are to explore. Various paper treatments are covered in the sections on colouring, decorating and texturing. You will learn how to make beautiful cards for family and friends in the cardmaking chapter, and add a special personal touch to gifts by making your own envelopes, giftwrap and gift boxes. The scrapbooking chapter is packed full of ideas on ways to preserve memories of trips and events. Decorative techniques can be found in the papercutting and origami chapters, and there is a final chapter on other papercrafts which includes techniques such as papier maché, decoupage, quilling and advice on the best ways to make your own paper.
Paper is a great material - it is readily available, inexpensive and very adaptable. In comes in hundreds of types, weights, colours and textures. Many of the projects in this book only need simple measuring and cutting skills. And if you make a mistake you can just scrunch it up and start again! The team behind Mollie Makes magazine have brought together all their favourite papercrafters in a range of impressive disciplines from papercutting to papier maché. They share their tips, stories and beautiful projects, inspiring us all to pick up an old book, a newspaper or a vintage map and get creative. Learn how to make stylish cards to impress friends and family, create unique folk-inspired papercut artworks, fold origami lily fairy lights, and decorate your home with an impressive handmade lampshade, a delicate paperbird and a mini party pinata. With simple projects requiring only the basic kit of paper, glue gun and craft knife, as well as more complicated ideas using decoupage, quilling, pop-ups and papier maché, there is plenty to keep you busy. In fact, you could say we've got papercraft all wrapped up!
In this Stenciling book, you will learn how to use stencils in many, many ways using different products, giving different effects. Using varied techniques and products with the one stencil will ensure your stencil purchase is not only affordable but versatile. There is also a section on how to create your own stencils including punches, dies and using an electronic machine such as the Brother Scan n Cut.
This essential book shows how a basic, everyday material such as paper can become, using ordinary, inexpensive tools, the ingredient for many exciting and diverse craft projects. The book is packed with three dimensional projects of all kinds from planes, boats, and people to boxes, bags, toys and games.