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.
"[...] expands the art of paperfolding to show how it can be used to add beauty to unexpected parts of our lives. The 17 projects in this book stem from washi papercraft techniques, and guide you in the creation of such wonders as a paper clutch purse, a gorgeous vase cover, a whimsical sailboat envelope, and a sewn washi book printed with your own poems or whatever you'd like. The introductory chapter on papermaking is just one of the examples of the book's reverence for the history and practice of this exquisite art." --"Castle in the Air"
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st August 2014
Country of Publication: JP
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 27.9 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.33