Tuesday, May 6, 2014

All Things Paper by Ann Martin



Ann Martin has searched the world over for unique and beautiful paper crafts to feature on her popular website—AllThingsPaper.net. In this book she gathers completely new projects and shows how each is made step-by-step. All of the designs in this book were created by respected paper craft artists, such as Benjamin John Coleman, Patricia Zapata, and Richela Fabian Morgan, who have been making amazing things with paper for many years. Each of the projects, from simple to more complex, has easy-to-follow instructions and detailed photos. These colorful and impressive pieces include art objects to display at home, as well as items with practical uses. All of the projects make wonderful keepsakes or gifts that express the beauty, elegance, and versatility of paper.

Projects include:

Candle Luminaries
Citrus Slice Coasters
Silhouette Portrait Art
Mysterious Stationery Box
Everyday Tote Bag
Silver Orb Pendant
Fine Paper Yarn Necklace
Perfect Journey Journal


This book takes everything from wearable paper art to items for the home. I have often marveled at the curled paper and quilled projects I had seen during the holidays and now Ann Martin has given us some step by step visual aids to make projects that will wow your friends and family. The key pendant and the orb pendant made me want to rush out and buy all the parts. The Crepe Paper Lilacs project was simply amazing. The flowers looked so life like and I wouldn't have to worry about killing them. Each piece is lovingly made and put together in a step by step fashion that is as easy as it is visually appealing. The candle luminaries was delightful and I could even do it!

This book made me want to delve more into the art of paper craft. There is something for everyone here--from the beginner to the skilled crafter. This is one book you will want in your library for the sheer amount of different projects--a few designs I did not care for, but the process to craft your own designs is there ready and waiting to explore.


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