- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Sterling/Chapelle (August 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1402727526
- ISBN-13: 978-1402727528
- Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,444,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fanciful Paper Projects: Making Your Own Posh Little Follies Paperback – August 1, 2005
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Sandra makes each project very easy and approachable by providing complete instructions in an engaging, chatty sort of style. She also provides something unique to craft books: pages and pages of collage art that you can photocopy to use on your own projects. Or, if you dare, tear the pages out and cut out the original imagery to make projects just like hers.
Although you wouldn't necessarily know it from looking at the cover, the author is in love with paper-based art dolls and she provides 10 projects on this subject, plus several additional papercrafts that involve some sort of human figure (paper toy theaters, for example).
Her style is vintage with a modern twist and an emphasis on playful fun. Some might say "cute," but I say "playfully experimental." If you need to inject a little bit of fun into your collage artwork, pick up this book and soon you'll be "making your own posh little follies."
Although everything is provided for completing the projects as illustrated, there is plenty of room for personalizing, such as using your own ephemera.
A paper artist's delight!
The ideas are clever and creative for a group activity in many types of settings where folks like a little structured socializing that can be fun and whimsical. I would recommned this book to anyone with creative kids or as a way to give gifts. The reward I often experience from gift giving has always been from making them myself. They are also a perfect way to send a thoughtful card or thank you note. I think I'll do these ideas this Christmas as gifts, since I do one of a kind gifts for family every year. I was out of ideas last year, and now I have a bounty of things to give for years to come! The supplies you'll need seem to already exist in every home, and the cost is close to nothing if you do need to buy anything. I think my favorite part of this book is it's beautiful pictures that you can share with anyone who loves anything vintage or old world artistry. It captures the spirit of a time when people were authentic pioneers of arts crafts that over the years is still alive, gratefully, in people like Sandra. I could keep this on the coffee table for guests, or wear the binding out looking for ways to open my imagination. Such a small investment for such treasures. The book itself is art!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book filled with simple instructions and great pages to use in projects. Best buy!!Published 14 months ago by FunnyPat
I wish to goodness I had realized before I bought it - but really, not worth it.Published 15 months ago by Terry Weiss
A nice book of inspiring details on her crafting and it makes me want to get going and craft as well.Published 15 months ago by NY reader
The two negatives:
You have to destroy the book to use the images and papers.
There is an off-putting third-person narrative. Read more
I was very happy when I received this book. It is full of creative ideas that I haven't seen before. Very happy with this purchase.Published on September 14, 2013 by D.A. Hast
Not sure I can create all the ideas offered but happy to have them as a resource. Great variety, colorful and fun. Recommend for serious crafters!Published on April 13, 2013 by Co-op Granny
Lots of fun projects. Turns on your creativity. Everything you need is in this book to make the projects pictured. Spend a cozy day at home and have fun with it.Published on November 22, 2012 by Happyblonde04