In Japanese Paper Crafting, world renowned paper artist Michael G. LaFosse teaches you all the essential techniques needed to make your own beautiful handmade washi paper at home. The book's clear and simple step-by-step instructions, diagrams and photographs show you not only how to create your own handmade paper using inexpensive and easy-to-find materials--but how to turn your handmade papers into exquisite paper craft objects. Readers will enjoy crafting 17 original LaFosse designs using their very own handmade washi papers! This book is the perfect gift for anyone who loves scrapbooking, making handmade gift cards, origami and paper crafts in general. Making your own washi paper is the natural starting point to creating high-quality paper craft objects of any type. The fabulous projects in the book include hand-bound Notebooks, Purses, Wallets, Gift Cards and Desktop Accessories.
About the Author
Michael G. LaFosse has been creating paper sculpture since childhood, and is internationally regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on origami. LaFosse's work has graced museums worldwide--including the Louvre, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, and Hangar 7 in Salzburg, Austria. Richard L. Alexander co-founded the Origamido Studio, a teaching center, gallery and design studio, with Michael G. LaFosse in 1996. Greg Mudarri has lived, traveled, and taught in Japan, and is an avid origami enthusiast.
"More than a book about origami, this is a book about paper. Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander run Origamido Studio, where they make their own folding paper, and here they share their knowledge of making different types of Washi paper, all with photo illustrations. The projects in the book include mostly simple, traditional designs, chosen to show off the quality of the special paper. Several variations of connected cranes and Noshi, and a few practical folds. Some non-origami projects are also included, such as a vase-cover and a book-binding technique. The instructions are a combination of standard diagrams and photographs. The book is full of beautiful photos, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in paper, folders or non-folders." --"Gilad's Origami Page"
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st August 2014
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 27.9 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.56