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Handmade Oriental Cards : Simple And Stunning - Polly Pinder

Handmade Oriental Cards

Simple And Stunning

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Learn to construct enchanting oriental-themed cards for any occasion with this handy guide.

The variety of craft techniques utilised among them glass painting, paper pricking, origami, embossing, and collage leave plenty of room for adding a personal touch.

More than 150 illustrative photographs and instructions cover every step, including tips for using beads and wire to trim and finish.

Crafters and lovers of the orient alike will enjoy the designs and ideas from a veteran card maker.

About the Author

Polly Pinder studied graphics at Leeds Art College. Her first job was with a Yorkshire newspaper, and she subsequently worked as a lecturer in graphic design at Wakefield District College. She has written and illustrated a number of books on a variety of other subjects including cake decoration and growing herbs, papermaking and paper crafts. She has also designed bed linen and wallpapers, and the graphics for a wallpaper book based on newly-discovered eighteenth-century wallpapers.

"Full of beautiful oriental projects for all levels of expertise." --"Papercraft Inspirations"

Introduction 4 Materials 6 Waves and Water (Glass Painting) 10 Plum Blossom (Beads and wire) 16 Flowers and Sparrows (Paper pricking) 22 Formal Flowers (Origami) 28 Pine and Blossom (Spirelli) 34 The Moon behind the Leaves (Collage) 40 Templates 46 Index 48

ISBN: 9781844482108
ISBN-10: 1844482103
Series: Simple & Stunning
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st December 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.933 x 20.218  x 0.432
Weight (kg): 0.195