The Art of Papercraft: Unique One-Sheet Projects Using Origami, Weaving, Quilling, Pop-Up, and Other Inventive Techniques

Helen Hiebert. Storey, $24.95 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-1-63586-265-2
Paper artist Hiebert (The Papermaker’s Companion) offers a first-rate guide for all manner of paper crafters. A little creativity can “transform a single sheet of paper into fantastic and sometimes unbelievable forms,” she writes, and offers detailed descriptions of papercraft techniques (including setting, stitching, and folding), tools (for cutting and gluing), and materials. The author presents 40 projects, grouping them by technique. There’s folding, which includes an origami candy dish designed by 11-year-old Trinity Adams, a deceptively simple two-fold name card by Paul Jackson, and an origami bat by Ioana Stoian; cutting, which features Hiebert’s stunning Peace Tree card and One-Sheet Tree; constructing, with Hiebert’s floral lantern, Shawn Sheehy’s pop-up dragonfly, and Arnold Grummer’s plantable paper; and surface treatments, which has tips for stenciling, laminating, embossing, and watermarking. Hiebert’s helpful templates, easy to follow instructions, and full-page color photos will help crafters nail the projects, and the extensive list of resources and project index are a bonus. This delightful collection should have a spot on both seasoned artists’ and hobbyists’ bookshelves. (Feb.)
Reviewed on : 11/19/2021
Release date: 02/01/2022
Genre: Lifestyle
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