Painted Paper: Techniques and Projects for Handmade Books and Cards

Painted Paper: Techniques and Projects for Handmade Books and Cards

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Alisa Golden

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  • Publisher: Lark Books,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 251mm x 13mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 26 November 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Asheville
  • ISBN 10: 1600595472
  • ISBN 13: 9781600595479
  • Illustrations note: full colour illustrations throughout, includes photographs
  • Sales rank: 56,207

Product description

Crafters will love creating decorated paper, as beautiful as any found in art shops, with this stunning book. It contains a treasury of ideas that includes a selection of 9 projects. These techniques will work on any paper surface, from artist books and journals to greeting cards, collages and more. Create decorated paper as beautiful as any found in an art store and with more distinctive and personal patterns, too. Alisa Golden's methods of applying inks and paints to paper can dramatically alter the appearance of finished works. From artist books and journals to greeting cards, collages and more, these techniques work on any paper surface and give numerous new skills to the crafter. Create dramatic effects using gesso, acrylic inks, watercolour paints, stamps, stencils and more. From basic patterning to paste paper frottage, plus a selection of nine projects, this book is a treasury of ideas.

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By liberal sprinkles 09 Aug 2011 5

This is not really a how-to for handmade books but it's a great reference book for painting techniques in general. What you learn from this book can easily be applied to loads of projects from painting on a simple canvas to art journals.

There is an introductory chapter on different types of papers and painting tools, and other chapters on using acrylic inks, gesso, masking and paste. A final chapter details projects like an origami envelope, a shikishi (a Japanese-style framed artwork) and various book forms - and yes, Golden does explain with diagrams how to make these books in this section.

There's loads of information in the book. Among the techniques covered that I like most are how-to's on creating a granite, marble or wood grain look on paper. The tutorials are well-worded and illustrated with photos and best of all, there are photos of some really beautiful Golden creations throughout this book.

A super resource for ideas and techniques on embellishing paper for all kinds of uses.

By Marie Johansen 07 Mar 2011 5

This is an utterly delightful book that packs an incredible amount of information into it's 176 pages.
This has become one of my favorite painting techniques books and I find that I refer to it often. It's brimming over with great information- all in one wonderful book!