From fashion magazines to chic homes, beautiful hand-cut paper designs can be seen everywhere. Long a folk-art tradition in cultures the world over, paper cutting today has a fresh, new look that's in demand. This diverse guide draws inspiration from many styles, like Japanese kirigami, Mexican papel-picado, and German scherenschnitte. It brings together some of today's top artists in the field to create 35 contemporary projects for crafters of all levels: dimensional home décor; party-ware such as place cards, centerpieces, decorations, and hanging ornaments; artwork that can be framed; cards and stationary; and gift embellishments. Whether it's a Ginkgo Leaf Lampshade or a Bird of Paradise Ikebana Pop-Up Card, you'll find many lovely designs to make for yourself and those you love.
1st edition 2010, Pb, 128pp, full colour throughout, 21.5 x 25.5 cm