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Making Your Own Paper [Paperback]

Marianne Saddington

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Book Description

Dec 12 1991
A comprehensive introduction to paper-making, paper crafts, and paper art. Clear instructions are given on how to make a wide variety of interesting and unusual papers, plus preparing a writing surface, coloring and texturing, making paper from plants, paper craft techniques, marbling, embossing, and laminating.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (Dec 12 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 088266784X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0882667843
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 16.5 x 0.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,496,879 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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One of the measures of a good how-to book, in my mind, is when it covers a topic in which I have little interest or experience, and it gets me excited enough to think about trying the project! This elegant little book is beautifully illustrated with drawings and photographs, and the easy-to-understand instructions make this a good introduction to papermaking. I think I can actually do this!

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Hand paper-making has enjoyed a major revival over the past 30 years, using new and innovative approaches to an ancient craft. Handmade paper has a unique texture and an individual quality that makes it not only a surface to write, paint or print on, but an object of beauty in its own right. In addition the versatility of paper in its wet form has led artists to experiment with paper-making as an art medium, creating two- and three-dimensional images of textural richness and diversity, some on a vast scale.

Making Your Own Paper is a comprehensive introduction to creative paper-making, paper crafts and paper art. Clear instructions are given on how to make interesting and unusual papers with inexpensive equipment, and take the reader through a series of simple projects which will increase his or her expertise and confidence. Chapters cover topics such as preparing a writing surface, colouring and texturing, making paper from plants, and paper craft techniques. A final chapter takes paper-making a step further into the creative possibilities of paper art.

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy and Practical!! Aug. 15 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I had a summer design class and since the class was so condensed, we designed and constructed projects on a daily basis. For my final project, I had to construct a book. I only had 2 days to do it and since I knew I wanted to make my own papers, I needed some direction. I used this wonderful book and not only did it have very clear directions with concise illustrations, the supplies needed were on a very practical level. That means I didn't have to purchase extra supplies I probably would never use again. My book turned out so beautiful, I got an A+! I now make papers as a hobby and I owe it all to this great book.
39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Making Your Own Paper really works! March 30 2000
By Gale Perrigo - Published on Amazon.com
I loved this book! I am a calligrapher and amateur bookmaker, and found this to be a valuable addition to my library. The pictures and text instructions are clear, and the projects were interesting and fun. Projects included cards, gift boxes, and mobiles, as well as some more advanced craft techniques. The author focuses on easy-to-obtain equipment and materials, making this a good choice for beginners like me. I also found it a good volume for sparking my brain when my creativity flagged.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good information Jan. 7 2013
By Andorra - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Nice introduction to an interesting craft. Not too technical or intimidating. Glad I bought it, and paid attention to previous ratings.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Making your own paper April 29 2010
By sherry Payne - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is a great starter book for the paper making project.
I found the info in this book narrative and informational and a great step by step to making paper in your home.

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