Taking their inspiration from the Celts, Moorish Spain, Russia, India, Japan and Lapland, Janet and Tiny show how to make innovative designs for a fantastic selection of projects.
* Includes cards, books and book covers, boxes, gift envelopes, canvas art and pendants
* Great ideas for using tea bag folded designs creatively
. Over 200 step-by-step photographs
Janet Wilson has lived and breathed papercrafts since early childhood, when she was first given a pair of scissors and some paper to keep her occupied. Since then, she has become proficient in a wide range of paper skills including parchment craft, quilling, paper cutting, embossing, paper pricking, casting and sculpting. Other outside interests involve her in amateur dramatics, especially in the fields of music hall and costume design. Janet lives in Berkshire. She is also the author of the best-selling books Parchment Craft, The Art of Parchment Craft and the Craft of Quilling, all published by Search Press. Tiny van der Plas has enjoyed handicrafts of all descriptions since childhood and her parents, both of whom also enjoyed making things, encouraged her. Throughout her life she has tried many different crafts but when she discovered origami in 1985 she was hooked! She developed a great love for the wonderful papers and the innumerable folds that this traditional Japanese art form offered. She has teaching qualifications from both the Dutch and Japanese origami organisations and she has taught many very successful origami classes for years. In 1992 she made a modular fold out of fruit tea envelopes for her sister's birthday and the art of tea bag folding was born. Her first book on the subject was printed in 1993. She has continued to develop tea bag folding further over the last 15 years and has written countless books on this very popular form of origami. She is also passionate about paper architecture and has to date written two books on this art form.
These are very versatile papers and you can use the different papers for each of the folds (try using the Ireland paper with the Andalucian project fold, for example). This you will give you an entirely different look!