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Painted Paper: Techniques & Projects for Handmade Books & Cards

by Alisa Golden

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If you have an interest in making background papers or a book, I feel this book will appeal to you whether you are a “seasoned” or beginner with painting papers. For the beginner, the author provides clear and concise explanations of the different elements (papers, boards, inks, acrylic paints, dies, pigments, etc) one needs to get started. For the “seasoned” artist beautiful examples are sure to inspire you and have you looking at all kinds of items to be used to “paint” with (think sticks, string, tooth picks, pieces of corrugated boxes, craft sticks and even jar lids)! Alisa tells the reader what (product) works for her, but encourages you to play and figure out what works best for you. I’m hoping that I will soon have the opportunity to try some of the techniques and projects for myself. -Brenda ( )
  Kaligrafos | Aug 29, 2011 |
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! ( )
  zquilts | Mar 7, 2011 |
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PAPER CRAFTS. 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.… (more)

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