hardcover from Sterling Publishing (2008) reissued as a paperback from Lark Books (2009)
Techniques and Projects for Handmade Books and Cards
Create and design your own decorative paper to achieve personal and exciting effects. By using a variety of acrylic inks and paints your papers will reflect your interests and mark your individuality. Techniques for multi-layering, using iridescent inks, gesso, and modeling pastes are covered, as well as stenciling, paste papers, collage, and masking. Finally, a selection of book structures, cards, and boxes shows you how to transform your papers into three-dimensional works of art to frame your own images, photographs, or stories. Discussions of brushes, papers, and a color chart with suggestions are included along with colorful, detailed photographs and step-by-step instructions.
This is the only instructional book available that looks at layering permanent acrylic inks in depth, particularly for bookmaking!
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Descriptions of FW Ink Colors
1. Papers, Colors, and ToolsPapers and Boards
Drying Wet Paper
Inks, Paints, and Other Media
Pigments and Dyes
Wheat Paste and Methylcellulose
Other Marking Tools
2. Acrylic InksRecipes for Acrylic Paint Glaze
Creating "old" pages
Washes and Watercolor Crayons
Dropper and Dry-Brush Outlines
Multicolored Droppers and Dry-Brush Effects
Layered Freehand Forms
Word as Image
3. Gesso and StencilsGesso Resist
Gesso and Sgraffito
Multiple Stencils: Pochoir
4. MaskingArtist's Tape
5. Paints and PastePaste Recipes
Paste Paper Frottage
Surface Finishes for Painted Paper: Sanded, Waxed, Varnish, Gel Medium
6. Books and ProjectsDiagram key
Circle Accordion Book
Album Accordion Book
Shikishi and Holder
Venetian Blind Book
Woven Accordion Book
Glossary, About the Author, Index
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