Origami & Paper Folding Books
You'll remember making fortune teller kaleidocycles at school (and some of you may have fond memories of them from the opening credits of Community) and now the crafting craze is taking over the world once more.
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This how-to book proves that the paper-folding creations are just as fun to make as they are to use and has step-by-step instructions for making everything from traditional kaleidocycles to hexaflexagons and paper globes to fortune tellers.
This book has paper projects to cut out, colour, decorate, fold and create - all in a range of geometric decorations.
Decorate your home with a variety of papercraft floral arrangements, house plants, fruits and vegetables.
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This book has 15 designs for anyone new to the craft to master and also includes over 40 pages of colour templates from which the artworks can be directly cut out. Every project also has step-by-step photographs and instructions.
Cut and assembled from coloured and patterned papers, these contemporary projects will bring a bright modern twist to artificial decoration and include the likes of tulips, poppies, succulents, pumpkins and a fly-catcher.
This beautifully photographed paper craft book takes you through 20 easy-to-make and inspiring pom-pom decorations that will transform your home, garden or celebration.
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You can discover lots of creative and imaginative pom-pom ideas - from huge, floating 'cloud' pom-poms that hang from the ceiling to centrepieces, cake decorations and party favours.
With easy step-by-step instructions, as well as tips and suggestions, this will help you quickly gain the skills needed to create the projects and variations on them.
Sure, you could do all of the projects in this book using regular origami paper, but what makes this book so extraordinary is the specially designed origami paper. Each of the 36 projects has two sheets of corresponding origami paper featuring art drawn from the movies, so your origami Yoda will look just like the wise Jedi master you know and love. The 72 sheets of origami paper is bound into the back of the book, and is perforated for easy removal.
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Won Park has taken the ancient art of origami to a whole new level. Using American currency, Park transforms dollar bills into creative works of art. He relies on the fibrous quality of the paper to fold, bend and twist hundreds of times per model without tearing.
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With no cutting and no pasting, Park is able to incorporate the details on the bills into his model designs. His signature koi fish is folded in such a way that the patterns on the dollar bill become the scales on the fish, and even the facial features fall in exactly the right place. His designs include a wide array of vehicles, animals, and mythical creatures.
In this book, step-by-step instructions are provided for 20 distinct models that are bound to challenge even the most proficient folders, including a Formula 1 car, a toilet, a butterfly, a koi carp, a scorpion, a sea turtle, a fox, an ox, a marlin, a car, a praying mantis, a dragon, a spider, a stag beetle, a stegosaurus, a bat, Pegasus, a fighter jet, a tank, and a pig. Why worry about the declining value of the U.S. dollar? Follow the instructions in this book, and you can transform your dollars into works of art!
Learn the art of origami paper folding and make over 40 fun and functional models, with 112 free pull-out patterned papers provided. With easy to follow, step-by-step instructions and highly practical diagrams, even novice origamists will be quick to master these techniques. This title comes complete with 112 beautifully decorated pull-out origami papers so that you can get folding straight away.
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"Origami for Children" is the perfect introduction to origami, the fun Japanese papercraft for parents and children of all ages. Divided into six sections, the projects cover a fun range of themes, from classic origami designs such as animals to party decorations and modern vehicles. There's even a project showing how to create the classic Japanese arcade character Pacman. You'll be amazed at how much you can create with a few simple folds. Every stage is described in a series of clear step-by-step photographs, showing all the techniques you will need to complete each of these great designs. Also included is a specially designed pack of origami paper with enough pieces to complete all the projects, so you can start making your own amazing creations straight away.
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Origami: & other paper creations is an inventive, trendy, and refined look at the popular Japanese art of paper folding. It features 40 projects and accessories ranging from jewellery, bookmarks, table decorations, children's room decorations, and projects for holiday activates and past times. Marie Claire Idees manages to construct a fresh, new look at this traditional form of paper-crafting while remaining true to the authentic and modest elements of the Japanese style. The projects have been carefully selected to appeal to the amateur paper crafter while offering inspiration for those who are more adept at the craft. The instructions are easy to follow with detailed diagrams, templates and beautiful photography accompanying the projects.
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"The Art of Folding "presented a wide range of creators who are inspired by origami and whose work with various materials draws on traditional techniques. Drawing on examples from nature, this second volume focuses on folders' know-how as it applies to art, design, decoration, fashion, furniture and lightning, architecture, new folding techniques and "intelligent" objects. In this volume architect and origami expert Jean-Charles Trebbi cooperates with the architecture partners Guillaume Bounoure and Chloe Genevaux, who specialized in experimental applications of folding techniques with new materials. The book includes ten folding templates."
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This origami art book features the work of 25 contemporary master folders who are among the most innovative origami artists working today. They are pushing the boundaries of origami vigorously in new directions in terms of style, scale, materials, subject and scope. This elite group includes: Joel Cooper Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine Paul Jackson Beth Johnson Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander Robert J. Lang Linda Mihara Bernie Peyton Richard Sweeney And many more The stunning photos and brilliant essays in this book demonstrate why origami is now an international art movement largely through the efforts and artistic genius of a few contemporary masters. The trailblazing efforts of Japanese artist Akira Yoshizawa elevated the paper folding to an artform by showing how subtle shapes and figures could be created from a single sheet of paper though a variety of non-traditional folding techniques. Artists in other parts of the world including the United States, France, England, China and Scandinavia took Yoshizawa's cue and pushed these techniques further and further. The result has been the emergence of many new and surprising sculptural forms created through techniques such as wet folding, curved creasing, tessellating and the application of alternative materials besides paper.
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What began as an Instagram hashtag and project collection (#CrafttheRainbow) that quickly went viral has become a showstopping book, offering a rainbow of completely new project ideas. Learn how to make playful party decorations, luscious flowers, amazing cards, and sophisticated wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, and more than you can imagine-all with nothing but the creative power of paper. Sought-after designer Brittany Watson Jepsen is known for the unusually imaginative and amazingly beautiful designs she creates for her website and host of clients (including Anthropologie). In Craft the Rainbow, Jepsen walks readers through the easy basics of transforming simple paper-including tissue, crepe, cardstock, leaves of books, and vintage and recycled paper-into vibrant, fanciful, handmade projects suitable for every occasion.
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This super-kit contains 100 sheets of high quality, large-format origami paper, with 10 Japanese patterns in different colours, in addition to a handy 32-page book with diagrams and detailed instructions to make 4 origami models created by Italian masters from the Centro Documentazione Origami (CDO), the main association in Italy. The models comprise a stylishly geometrical modular origami, a classic bird design, a majestic dragon and a spectacular hot-air balloon. The large-format paper supplied with the kit, makes it possible to create large scale origami and play freely with the unusual combination of shapes and colours.
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Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials is a unique collection of over 40 attention-grabbing cut-and-fold designs that when printed and illustrated form memorable give-aways to promote and advertise services and products. The book provides a one-stop source for novelty promotional materials, many appearing in print for the first time. Some designs are interactive toys that turn inside out or reveal hidden faces when played with, others are more practical, offering ingenious ways to fold-up letters, brochures and posters, or to create novelty envelopes and leaflets. All the designs will enhance a message or presentation, grabbing attention in ways that simple printing can never achieve. Following the elegant, easy-to-follow style of Paul Jackson's other titles for Laurence King, Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials is an essential resource for marketing professionals and design students, and an inspirational guide to anyone looking to enhance the presentation of their product or service.
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Citygami London is a craft project, a diorama, a study in architecture, and, when it's finished, a stand-alone piece of art. Inspired by one of the world's great architectural cities, Clockwork Soldier have created a unique experience that lets readers replicate London's most famous buildings, while also gaining fascinating insight into their histories and significance. Here, scale models of the Shard, Tower Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye, and other structures are presented in die-cut, pre-folded, cardstock pages. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions show you how to assemble each building. Accompanying the models are a set of detachable cards of the buildings, allowing readers to play against each other by comparing facts and figures about the structures. Best of all, when every building has been constructed, the result is a display-ready cityscape of London. As fun as it is educational, this craft book promises hours of absorbing activity and a lasting keepsake for years to come.
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Make colourful and fun origami animals with this easy origami kit. Fogs, butterflies, seals and dogs are just a few of the gorgeous origami animals you can create with this paper craft origami kit. From world renowned origami artist, Michael LaFosse, comes this essential collection of animal paper craft projects. Perfect for folders of all skill levels, Origami Animals Kit is the affordable easy-to-follow solution for everything needed to get started on traditional animal origami designs as well as new twists on old favourites. This unique collection of origami designs will help you create folded paper models of animals from around the world. Use it to craft eye-catching origami for your friends, to beautify your home or as a wonderful gift for animal lovers. All of the folds are simple enough to be origami-for-kids projects and are a great way to learn origami. The origami paper in the kit already has colours so no paint or glue is required, just unpack and start folding right away! The origami kit contains: Full-coloured 48-page origami book Clear, step-by-step diagrams and instructions 22 fun origami projects 98 sheets of 6 x 6 inch, high-quality origami paper Wide array of colours and patterns Two sheets of dazzling gold foil Origami Animals Kit provides you this stunning collection of origami projects that will have you creating your own personal zoo in no time! Origami animal projects include : Owl Duck Husky Pup Fox Mask Skunk And many more
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Livia is best known for creating high style, gorgeous and unbelievably realistic paper flowers and in The Paper Flower Book, she will share her until-now secret techniques for 27 of her most popular flowers, including peonies, poppies, roses, hibiscus and camellias, all made with tissue and crepe paper. She will then show readers how to combine the flowers to make 21 projects, such as garlands, tabletop arrangements, cake toppers, bouquets, wreaths, boutonnieres and hair clips. The projects are perfect for home decor, gifts, accessorising and entertaining. It's surprisingly easy and fast to create flowers by hand and the only supplies needed are tissue or crepe paper, scissors, glue, floral tape, wire and sometimes basic household bleach. The step-by-step photos incorporated throughout ensure that crafters of all levels can succeed in making any of these realistic blooms.
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Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials is a unique collection of over 40 attention-grabbing cut-and-fold designs that when printed and illustrated form memorable give-aways to promote and advertise services and products. The book provides a one-stop source for novelty promotional materials, many appearing in print for the first time. Some designs are interactive toys that turn inside out or reveal hidden faces when played with, others are more practical, offering ingenious ways to fold-up letters, brochures, and posters, or to create novelty envelopes and leaflets. All the designs will enhance a message or presentation, grabbing attention in ways that simple printing can never achieve. Following the elegant, easy-to-follow style of Paul Jackson's other titles for Laurence King, Cut and Fold Techniques for Promotional Materials is an essential resource for marketing professionals and design students, and an inspirational guide to anyone looking to enhance the presentation of their product or service.
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With a distinctly graphic aesthetic, Esther Thorpe's first book contains step-by-step instructions for 15 stunning origami projects for the home. Origami has been around for hundreds of years, but this is a thoroughly modern take on the art of paper folding. Basing her work on simple, traditional shapes and techniques, Esther creates simple, striking items that appear much more intricate than they are. The book contains projects with varying levels of difficulty. If you consider yourself an origami novice, it might be worth trying slightly simpler projects, like the Triangular Box or Star Garland. These simpler projects are designed to ease you in gently, and many of the items require you to fold multiples of the same shape - an ideal way to practice your skills. Mastering projects that use a similar origami technique is also a good way to develop your folding ability. Projects that lend themselves well together are the Photo Holder, Cube (in the Geometric Mobile) & Vase, which are all based on sonobe origami modules. Make paper cranes into a child's mobile or string tiny stars onto a garland before moving on to a functional set of 'feltigami' storage baskets and the more ambitious, and incredibly impressive, concertina lampshade.
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This visual feast of a book has 75 paper flowers and flower projects, including a holiday wreath, kids' party ideas, table decorations, bouquets, and much more for every age range and skill level. The flowers are made from a variety of papers - all easily sourced - and can be made even more special using other materials such as felt or fabric. It begins with a lush gallery of images of the flowers, which is followed by accessible, reader-friendly step-by-step instructional text, accompanied by lots of captions and sidebars, which will help readers quickly gain the skills to create their own unique interpretations. This book is a true celebration of creativity and playful whimsy.
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Take papercraft to a new creative level and turn your home into a designer haven with this DIY interiors book by Dutch design duo Studio Snowpuppe. Learn how to create 20 items of sustainable home decor using simple, mindful paper folding and manipulation techniques, and then show off your DIY creations at the heart of your home. Step-by-step illustrations will guide you through the projects, which include beautiful lampshades, creative wall art ideas, an ingenious clock, pretty garlands and decorations, unique vases, candle holders, plant holders, decorative bowls and more--all with a stylish modern aesthetic. Using readily available paper and card stock, you can create some stunning designer accents for your home for a fraction of the cost of store-bought versions.
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Origami expert Mark Bolitho explains how to make perfectly formed origami objects that are pleasing to fold and make. As digital downtime becomes a constant quest in our fast-paced lives, the idea of contemplative, soothing arts and crafts is undergoing a serious revival. Each title contains 32 pages of origami paper so that you can try out these mindful projects for yourself. The Origami Garden divides into sections on Seeds and Plants (easy roses, seedling in pots, cactus and pot, easy leaf and stalk system, nuts in a bowl, pine tree and palm leaf), Flowers (classic lilies and water lilies, violet, fuchsia, bunch of flowers, forget-me-nots), Fruit and Vegetables (mushrooms, strawberries, pears and chilli pepper) and Garden Life (birds, butterfly, frog and snail).
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Paper Engineering & Pop-ups For Dummies covers a wide range of projects, from greeting cards to freestanding models. Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and dozens of accompanying diagrams help readers not only to complete the diverse projects in the book, but also master the skills necessary to apply their own creativity and create new projects, beyond the book's pages.
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Cinderella lives in a grand house in a beautiful city, but ever since her father married again, she has been little more than a servant to her stepmother and cruel stepsisters. One night everyone but Cinderella goes to a ball at the palace. She will need a fairy godmother's help if she is to go. The classic tale of Cinderella retold in a magnificent pop-up aperture format. A triumph of paper engineering with wonderful illustrations by Dinara Mirtalipova.
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Pop-ups are ingenious mechanical paper devices that are designed to surprise, entertain and educate, and this informative practical guide reveals all the secrets of making them yourself. Projects begin with basic mechanisms such as the V and A fold, and then progress on to more complex paper engineering involving pivots, layers and tab pulls. Every section includes an inspirational gallery of work from established paper engineers and pop-up artists. Learn the mechanics of making your own paper pop-ups and novelty cards, with over 100 innovative techniques and projects to follow. The book opens with a fascinating history of paper engineering and gallery pages featuring work from the best pop-up artists to inspire your own designs. It features exciting pop-up projects of every level, from simple cards to complex architectural designs, and includes useful tips on choosing paper and card, and a guide to materials, techniques and troubleshooting. Whether you want to make a simple children's birthday card, a set of elegant wedding invitations or a complete pop-up book of your own design, this step-by-step volume will be a constant reference.
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