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Handmade greeting cards show you care as well as provide an outlet for your creativity.
This book gives you all the instruction necessary to produce personalised cards treasured by giver and receiver alike.
By following 18 step-by-step projects, you'll learn the basics of stencilling and embossing, including detailed information about materials and techniques. Then you'll discover how to make decorative cutouts and incorporate paper piercing and three-dimensional layered effects that add depth and elegance to your work.
The final chapter shows you how to create special effects by adding non-traditional materials such as foil, polymer clay and shrink plastic. Once you've had fun with the projects provided, you'll have the experience and insight to expand your imagination and bring your own designs to life.
Whether your creations become cherished gifts or tiny works of art for your own enjoyment, you'll have discovered a whole new world in which to express your creative spirit.
About the Author
Judy Barker is a stencil artist, designer, publisher and president of American Traditional Stencils, a leading manufacturer of brass and plastic laser cut stencil designs. She has crafted several instruction books on the art of stenciling, as well as six videos.
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|Basic Stenciling and Embossing Techniques||p. 8|
|Basic Stenciling||p. 9|
|Stenciling With Oil Sticks||p. 10|
|Stenciling With Acrylics||p. 12|
|Stenciling With an Inkpad||p. 14|
|Basic Embossing||p. 15|
|Stenciling Projects||p. 16|
|Glittery Star Card||p. 18|
|Halloween Watercolor Card||p. 22|
|Chinese Character Card||p. 28|
|Glossy Snowflake Card Overlay Rose on||p. 34|
|Handmade Paper||p. 40|
|Stenciling and Embossing||p. 46|
|Dried Floral Embossed Card||p. 48|
|Gold-Embellished Fleur-de-lis Angel Watercolor Card With||p. 52|
|Matching Envelope||p. 56|
|Hummingbird Music Card||p. 64|
|Sponged Vellum Tulip Card||p. 70|
|Cutting and Piercing||p. 76|
|Cutout Teapot Notecard||p. 78|
|Cut-and-Pierce Tulip Wreath Photo Card||p. 84|
|Paper Tole Tulip||p. 90|
|Special Effects||p. 96|
|Foil Ornament Card||p. 98|
|Double-Embossed Glossy Leaves||p. 104|
|Clay and Crinkle Sun Card||p. 108|
|Shrink Plastic Ornament Card||p. 114|
|Woodburned Teddy Postcard||p. 120|
|Table of Contents provided by North Light Books. All Rights Reserved.|
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st July 2000
Dimensions (cm): 27.940 x 21.590 x 0.864
Weight (kg): 0.263