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Since we dedicated last week to tutorials on paper coloring techniques I thought this would be a good time to do the review on this excellent book;

Paper Transformed A Handbook of Surface- Design Recipes and Creative Paper Projects by Julia Andrus

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paper-Transformed-Handbook-Surface-design-Creative/dp/1592533701/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1214821664&sr=8-1

This book is wonderful and full of inspiration. You will find a selection of techniques using all manner of supplies, to transform your paper from plain to just plain beautiful. Here are some of the projects covered in the book;

  • Marbling
  • Watercolours
  • Paste Paper
  • Pastels
  • Original Designer Papers
  • Metal Look-Alikes
  • Special Paper Treatments
  • Alcohol Inks
  • Beeswax
  • Dry Embossing
  • Stamping Techniques
  • Stippling, Spionging and Stenciling
  • Paper Finishews
  • Aging Techniques
  • Dying and staining
  • Sparkling Paper Projects

 

 This book is suitable to paper crafters of all levels, the materials listed in the book are widely available either from craft suppliers or art stores. If you have enjoyed the type of projects I covered last week then you will love this book. This is the sort of book that will always be on your worktop, there is just so much that you will want to try. The book has finished examples and lists materials and instructions for all the techniques it covers. It also has a recipe for Cooked Cornstarch paste so if you would like to try paste paper there is help here. Julia designed the Perfect Pearls range of pigment powders and these feature heavily in the book.

Links

To give you just a taste of the sorts of things covered in the book here are a few links;

 http://www.juliaandrus.com/ This is Julia’s website

http://uk.youtube.com/user/JuliaAndrusDotCom  This is Julia on You Tube

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=y_hIllTPG-A&feature=related The video Julia and Suze Weineburg have produced and put on You Tube. I think it is this one that shows the book???

Do watch this video it has a wonderful technique http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VDz1o42QVn0

 

If you deserve a treat by yourself this book, if you know a fellow artist or crafter who deserves a treat by them this book too.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading

Billie :)

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