Arnold Grummer s Complete Guide to Paper Casting

Author: Arnold Grummer
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9780873494250
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Cast With Confidence! &break;&break;Are you intrigued by the look of dimensional paper but you're not sure where to begin? Unlock the mystery of this centuries old art form with the most comprehensive book available! This guide takes you from the very basics of paper casting to choosing the best pulp, molds, and release agents for your needs, so you'll be creating your own stunning paper-cast pieces in no time. &break;&break;This Essential Resource Includes &break;&break;Simple instructions for making pulp, adding botanicals, enhancing your creations with glitter and paint, and making molds from everyday items like rubber stamps and brass plaques &break;&break;A dozen unique projects you'll be proud to display &break;&break;Clear step-by-step photographs and easy-to-follow instructions &break;&break;Inspirational examples of paper-cast artwork, from scrapbook pages and greeting cards to bowls and framed calligraphy

Trash to treasure Papermaking

Author: Arnold E. Grummer
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603425470
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides instructions on making paper, offers tips on everything from proper technique to troubleshooting problems with finished paper, and includes directions for dozens of projects.

Papermaking

Author: Jules Heller
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
ISBN: 9780823038428
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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How to make handmade paper for printmaking, drawing, painting, relief and cast forms, book arts, and mixed media. --From cover.

The Complete Book of Papermaking

Author: Josep Asunción
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 9781579904562
Format: PDF, Docs
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The entire creative process unfolds, from the fibers to use to beautiful things to make. All the technical aspects are explained in detail, with special attention to fashioning a sheet of paper, step by step. Put all this knowledge to use on ten magnificent projects, including a Palm Paper Album, a Rustic Notebook with Textured Paper, an Accordion Book, and more.

Tin Can Papermaking

Author: Arnold E. Grummer
Publisher: Greg Markim
ISBN: 9780938251019
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Step-by-step directions for recycling paper into new handmade decorative and art sheets, using a blender and tin cans, and other materials found around the kitchen.

The Papermaker s Companion

Author: Helen Hiebert
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612122701
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Craft your own colorful paper goods and personalized stationary. With clear, step-by-step instructions, Helen Heibert covers all aspects of the papermaking process — from growing and harvesting plants for a malleable paper pulp to embellishment techniques like dyeing, embossing, and laminating. With tips on building your own papermaking equipment, ideas for transforming junk mail into dazzlingly unique notecards, and much more, you’ll be inspired to let your creativity shine as you explore the endless possibilities of handcrafted papers.

Parenting Matters

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309388570
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children’s well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child’s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents’ lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents’ use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.

Papermaking with Garden Plants Common Weeds

Author: Helen Hiebert
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1580176224
Format: PDF
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Handmade paper has a unique texture and an individual quality that makes it not only a surface to write or print on, but also an object of beauty. With a small investment in equipment (or the supplies to make it from scratch), a small harvest of backyard weeds or garden plants, and the guidance of papermaking expert Helen Hiebert, anyone can make exquisite papers right in the home kitchen. HiebertÕs basic papermaking techniques, laid out in illustrated step-by-step instructions, make it easy to blend and shape a variety of organic papers from such common plants as hosta, milkweed, and thistledown, as well as the more unusual pineapple, yucca, and seaweed. She describes how to collect, harvest, and process the plant fibers and then create sheets using both Western and Japanese techniques. Inspired by the community of papermaking artists she is a part of, Hiebert features profiles of papermakers from around the world, highlighting their individual tips and techniques. She also includes project instructions for using handmade paper to create one-of-a-kind cards and envelopes, multi-paneled lampshades, and accordion-fold books. There are also instructions for embellishing techniques such as adding flower petals, creating collages, and dyeing with richly colored walnut shells. From plant to finished paper, the simple completeness and beauty of Papermaking with Garden Plants & Common Weeds will appeal to craftspeople, gardeners, environmentalists, teachers, and anyone who enjoys creating from nature.

Mastering Silhouettes

Author: Charles Burns
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780811701495
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Silhouettes are an increasingly popular form of capturing portraits with a history that goes back hundreds of years. In this unique how-to book, silhouette artist Charles Burns teaches the basic techniques needed for making silhouettes: learning the proportions of a profile, tracing a shadow, reducing an image, drawing and cutting freely, and his own 'natural waves' technique. You'll learn to create scissor-cut portraits, painted silhouettes, hollow-cut silhouettes, silhouettes painted on glass, caricatures, and more, as well as how to use color, applique, and three-dimensional effects in creative and innovative ways and how to mount and display your creations"--P. [4] of cover.

Making Art

Author: Ed Brickler
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781440312496
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A serious guide for the adventurous artist! Using the right tools and materials in the correct way can make a big difference in the success and enjoyment of your artistic process. This hands-on guide outlines the many options at your disposal, so that you can make the most of your art materials, your time in the studio, and your spirit of creative adventure. Bringing 25 years of expertise as an art materials consultant and workshop instructor, Ed Brickler covers everything from classic oil and watercolor techniques to contemporary uses of encaustics, acrylic gels, markers and more. His extensive knowledge and clear, step-by-step techniques will show artists of any level how to use various media to maximum potential. Explores 15 popular mediums--including graphite, pen & ink, oils, acrylics, watercolor, pastels, mixed media and more. Covers the various art materials and tools available on the market, offering expert advice on choosing the right supplies for a given medium. Takes the guesswork out of grounds, pigments, solvents and varnishes. Illustrates key techniques for each medium through 43 complete demonstrations and hundreds of close-up action photos. Based on the belief that a well-informed artist is a creative and productive artist, Marking Art will help you expand your repertoire of materials, approach your work with greater confidence, and give you the tools to express your artistic vision.