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Artful Mini Cards: Creative Techniques and Inspiration for Card Makers

Artful Mini Cards: Creative Techniques and Inspiration for Card Makers

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Artful Mini Cards: Creative Techniques and Inspiration for Card Makers

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106 página
35 minutos
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Lançado em:
Nov 7, 2011
ISBN:
9781596354524
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Livro

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Bringing professional-looking cards into the realm of do-it-yourself home crafting, this reference teaches the processes for embellishing fabric, pressing flowers, handstitching easy designs, and using paper napkins to create stunning card art. Encapsulating the unique joy of mini cards, this book—buttressed by dozens of color photographs—weaves a number of crafting techniques that will appeal to card makers, art enthusiasts, and general crafters alike. It also imparts useful knowledge on embroidery, monoprints, vintage images, and how to use rice paper and emboss stamped images.

Editora:
Lançado em:
Nov 7, 2011
ISBN:
9781596354524
Formato:
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Coloring Rice Paper

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire,you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.

—George Bernard Shaw

When I was experimenting with creating handmade paper back in the ‘90s—the kind that’s made from recycled gift wrap, unused fast food napkins, credit card offers, etc. (torn and turned into pulp in a household blender)—nearly every type of plant matter was fair game. In addition to the usual flower petals and grasses, I tried overripe strawberries, pine needles, cantaloupe rinds and the tough ends of asparagus stalks. While not everything produced great-looking paper, there were enough successes (loved the blueberry paper!) to inspire further experimentation.

At one point, while looking in the refrigerator for possibilities, I spied some leftover rice. I’d heard of rice paper but had never actually seen or used it. Why not? I thought to myself.

Let me just say: Do not try this at home! It was a disaster. The goopy mess adhered to my screen and couching sheets like glue and absolutely would not form itself into a sheet of paper. Months later I read somewhere that rice paper was actually a misnomer as the paper had nothing to do with

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