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Playing with Paper: Illuminating, Engineering, and Reimagining Paper Art

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Explore the world of paper crafts with this inspiring book! This guide begins with a section that covers everything about paper, including cool tools, folding and cutting basics, and fasteners and glues. The next section is filled with 20 fun-filled projects, including:

- One-sheet books

- Lampshades

- Clothing

- Accessories

- Hot air balloons

- Origami

You’ll also find an extens
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Quarry Books
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Emily Marks
Apr 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Helen Heibert is a paper maker, designer, teacher and artist extraordinaire. She also authors books about making paper by hand, making paper lamps and paper design.

Her latest book, Playing with Paper, published by Quarry Books in 2013, combines sculptural paper techniques with specific projects. The first chapter details all the tools and techniques needed to make many different objects---cutting, scoring, folding, weaving and the like.

The second chapter gives lucid, colorful descriptions of 1
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I had fun reading this book and trying out some of the projects. The title is apt for this is a 100% craft book with lots of ideas for playing with paper. There is a useful introduction with information on papers, tools and materials, as well as instructions for basic techniques like folding accordions, setting eyelets, as well as creating textures, 3D effects and simple sculptures by folding and cutting.

There are 18 projects with clear tutorials that teach the reader how to fold, cut and otherw
Dec 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Amazing art; especially the professional designs showcased at the end of the book.
Jan 23, 2015 rated it liked it
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Beautiful projects for papercraft enthusiasts.
Sharon Wildwind
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved the range of paper projects presented in this book. For anyone who thinks paper is just for cards and books, think again. It's also for lanterns, flowers, pop-up castles, and table runners.
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Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is SUCH an inspiring book with great projects that I can't wait to try! Any paper artist should read this book.
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Helen Hiebert constructs installations, sculptures, films and artist books using handmade paper as her primary medium. She teaches, lectures and exhibits her work internationally, and she is the author of the books Playing With Paper, Papermaking with Plants, The Papermaker's Companion, and Paper Illuminated. She is the vice president of the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper ...more