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Fanciful Paper Projects: Making Your Own Posh Little Follies Paperback – August 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • 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: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #537,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Customer Reviews

This is a fun book for "crafty types" and the templates are very cute.
Robyn Lee Markow
Sandra makes each project very easy and approachable by providing complete instructions in an engaging, chatty sort of style.
Sharilyn Miller
Sandra is a wonderful artist, and I am happy that she has produced this book to share with us her creativity.
Maxi McGee

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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Elisha Granger on July 19, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I am a true book junkie and I'm always looking for the ultimate and exquisite with easily implemented projects that are fabulous and unique. This is what I consider my dream book. This is a lot to ask but I have finally found THE book. From the first page to the last you will be copying and recopying beautiful images with abandon. I have never spent this amount of money copying color images from a book but every penny was well spent. As soon as I got home I began creating and improvising my own Posh Little Follies. I am making my 18 year old god-daughter a scrapbook and I used many of the images to create funky and exquisite pages. I super-imposed her face on one of the first intro pages of the girl in a teacup as the intro to her life to date. I am in the process of making my own follies for myself. The creative well that this book has opened is immense. If you buy one book this year, make it this one.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Sharilyn Miller on June 1, 2005
Format: Hardcover
If "whimsical" is your middle name, you'll love this new book from Sandra Evertson. Fanciful Paper Projects is full of just that: fun, fabulous, and fanciful art and craft projects you make with paper, found objects, and your favorite embellishments.

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."
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Artzee Books and More on August 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I own a lot of paper arts books, and this is one of the few I jumped into immediately and started making fun and whimsical projects. If the images on the cover has grabbed your attention, you will not be disappointed with what's inside; lots of clear step-by-step instructions, with paper parts provided to copy yourself, to make the most charming, vintage-inspired "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!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 14, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is a great book, full of inspiration and feel-good eye candy. It seems rather antiquated, though, to include lots of clip art that needs to be photocopied at a specified enlargement. To accomplish this copying, the book needs to be taken apart. Also, most home printers do not print on paper larger than 8.5 by 11 inches, so some images are cut off while others are being enlarged. Why not just include all the images on a CD (that costs, what, about 25 cents to produce?) Most of the other books in this genre seem to be including CDs now. That's my only problem with this book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Lin on June 3, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I love this kind of "How to" book. The instructions read like a cook book, which I need in any kind of project making...It shows the end product so you know what you're in for and gives splendid little background history for infophiles like me(I need to know how, why, where).

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!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Christie on June 13, 2005
Format: Hardcover
WOW! this book is great and so inspiring! i love the step by step instructions as well as the color images and copies of unique images to use. each piece is so unique and i know that they will make great little gifts! i can't wait to see more books from this truly talented artist! if you like whimsical & vintage looking art projects then this book is something you MUST buy!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By dana thomas on May 12, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I recently purchased this book and haven't been able to put it down. Sandra Evertson has taken paper crafting to a new higher level. I've just completed my second project from this book and am really impressed with the outcome. The pieces are high quality designs and design elements, along with easy to follow directions which made pieces that look impossible very easy and fun! A great book!
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